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My PE2-52-2 /Ruud water heater is leaking

The heater is still working. The leak is slow. The leakage is at the bottom of the heater.

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SOURCE: Slow leak drips from bottom of 4 year old model

You can probably repair this by removing the fittings and replacing any plastic compression rings with new ones. Everything else can be cleaned with grade "0000" steel wool. This will get rid of any deposits without damaging the surfaces. ! or @ careful wraps of Teflon Tape to the MALE threads will help get a good seal.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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Please try and remove the cap by turning it clockwise and counter clock wise to remove it. If it doesn't come off then empty the water dispenser and use glue to fix the leak. See this link to see which type of glue should be used--- Glue Usage

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Turn off the electric and drain the tank. Completely remove the exit valve that is leaking and clean up the threads on the valve and in the hole. Get some plumbers dope and dope up the fitting threads and the threads in the hole and then reattach the exit valve. As a real precaution you may consider taking the plastic valve to the hardware store and getting a replacement one. Also dope that one up good.

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drain valve must have already been leaking, that's why someone put the cap on. It's ok to cap the drain but never the pressure/temp relief. If the water is coming out of the drain (not around it) you could either replace the cap or the drain valve to stop the leak - otherwise it's time for a new water heater.

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Where is it coming from? It would make sense to have a plug in the conwe of the tank. Need you to clarify what it is lthat is leajing.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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