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Water leak at top rheem 21v40s-2

Shut cold water off, dried up top to see where water coming from. Turned cold water back on, all 3 cavities on top where connections are seemed to fill up with warm water as soon as cold was on.?????

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    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    Is there a pressure relief valve oin one of thr holes?

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You need to replace the water heater, the tank is cracked and under pressure so it is forcing the water to the nearest opening

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