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Leaks bottom leaking from 8 bolts that attach bottom plate to tank

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Usually this is actually from the bulb inserted into the tank, if not the gasket may have issues. Contact a local technician, this may be covered under an Amtrol Warranty.

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this is a condensate line and suprising enough most of the plumbers I go back after never hook them up they should have a hose off of them and led to a discharge area, if this is actually on the tank you will need to drain it and remove it and reseal it,

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SOURCE: Rheem 41v850 leaking at bolt on top

just turn off the gas valve for pilot light, turn off cold water to water tank. drain system. when refilling open cold water to fill tank, wait at least a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes then relight water heater. you should be fine!

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SOURCE: In sink erator instant hot tank leaking at the bottom of the tank

Must replace tank.
Insinkerator stainless steel tank does not have anode rod to protect against depleted tank wall.
Copy following link for tips installing under counter heater, and manuals for several different brands
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Depending on age and condition, If you don't see any noticable leaks where pipes are fit on top of the tank, you will more than likely have to replace the heater. Try turning the power off to unit and remove the inspection plate(s) on the side. See if you can tell where the water is coming from. If you see it is leaking around the element(s), you may want to try to remove the element(s) and apply teflon tape or sealant to the threads and re-install, do not over tighten. You may have a crack in the fiberglass tank. Water is leaking down into the metal tank which is a protective cover for the fiberglass tank that stores the water. The pipe at the bottom is probably the drain for the tank. If you are going to try to re-seal the elements, you will definately have to cut the power nad drain the tank first.

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I have an electric 50 gallon hot water heater 2 years old its seemed to be leaking by the upper heating element. I replaced the elment and it still leaks what could be the problem


It could leak trough the bolts that holds the element, the gasket as well, and it could be a crack in the tank around the opening of the element if it's a plate type element, if it's a screw in type elemnt, than it could be a crack in the threads or you didn't seal the threads with proper compound...

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I bought 8 months ago the model 620somsk200, and 2 months later the temperature and pressure relief valve started to leak (with the heater plugged and unplugged). I thought I fixed, but now it's leaking...


You should have a six year warranty on parts and tank. At the least they should provid you with a new t&p valveAs far as the leak around the thermostat I would guess that it is coming from around opening where element goes into the tank. There are two type of elements,one that screws in and the other has four bolts that hold it in place. Both have a rubber gasket around them so you might try tightening bolts or making sure element is tightly screwed in. Check on the side or top of tank for a lable with a phone number on it for service. You can call them with the model and serial numbers and see if they can assist you.The worst thing on these warranties is they do not cover labor. Best of luck and thank you.

Apr 23, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Water leaking observed from the bottom of the tank. What's the problem? Should I replace the old 21V40-2 unit? if so, what kind of tank is ok to replace the present unit? What's the price and installation...


If water heater is leaking, then open following 2 links to avoid tank rupture and troubleshoot leak:
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http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-is-leaking.html

Open following link if you want to install your own gas water heater:
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To have gas water heater installed, can run $2-300 for installation plus cost of heater.
40 gallon natural gas water heater at Lowes starts at $300+, and tanks with longer warranty cost more and last longer.

If you maintain the tank: keep chemicals out of same room as water heater, attach bare copper ground wire between hot and cold pipes, flush tank each 6 months, clean burner each year as shown in manual, read the manual entirely for specific information about your model, and inspect/replace anode rod every 2-3 years then basic 6-year tank can last much longer.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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Is my water heater still under warranty leaking water on top of heater and out from bottom and from plate


1) If water heater is leaking, I suggest you protect yourself first.
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2) You have to do some work to find out if tank is under warranty.
-Contact manufacturer: http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html
-Contact installer: If plumber installed heater, then installer backs warranty for some manufacturers. If you installed heater, then warranty is less or void
-Look at paperwork and manual that came with water heater and read about warranty coverage
-Look at markings on tank to see if tank is 6 year, 15 year etc
-Warranty is based on date of manufacture: To find date of water heater, look at serial number located on label on side of tank:
Open link below for serial number decoder by manufacturer.
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3) If tank is older than 6 years, and tank label shows this is a 6-year tank, then tank is no longer under warranty.
If you have a lifetime tank, then warranty is in effect, so contact manufacturer.

Open following link to see troubleshoot checklist for leaking water heater:
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Other things to consider:
-If tank rusted out after a few years and installer did not install a jumper wire between hot and cold pipes, then tank warranty will probably not cover tank.
-If tank rusted out and you have water softener, and did not inspect anode rod or maintain water heater, then you did not read manual or maintain heater, and warranty might not cover problem.
-I suggest you read water heater manual cover to cover so water heater will not start leaking.

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