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Hotpoint water heater leak

Water keeps running from discharge valve

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Its a pressure relief valve on water heater you can take it loose and replace it.

It's 3/4 threads and it may take a big adjustable or pipe wrench to break loose Lowes or Home Depot have them in stock .

They go bad sometimes

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