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2 month old Lochinvar Electric 30 gal heater hot water has rotten egg smell. Do not have water softener system. Well water with a lot of iron.

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  • sue_tisdale Nov 17, 2009

    It is not a new well, and none of the other residents of this mobile home park without water softeners have this problem. Well is 3 years old and very deep. But no one else has this complaint. I am a widow and do not have a dish washer. Laundry maybe 2 times a week. Dishes minimal. HELP!!!!!

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Is it a new well.......it may go away after a while...its sulfer....sometimes when you drill well too deep you get sulpher water......

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