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Its leaking around bottom and misting out lower vent

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I have a 21v407 Rheem water heater that is leaking from the top relief valve. The leak i believe, is from under the valve. what is this problem. and how do u drain this thing?


Shut off the water supply valve over the heater. Shut off the electric or gas to the heater.
If you have any house or basement water valves below the level of the heater, open them and open a valve that is higher to vent it.
If necessary, open the drain at the bottom of the heater and using hose or buckets, lower the level below the relief/thermostatic valve. Be careful, the water is hot and softens even heavy hoses.
Once the water level is down, unthread the downtube (if there is one) from the discharge of the relief valve, unthread the relief valve from the heater and either dope/tape the threads or replace the relief valve.

Write back with any questions.

Sep 09, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I have a Jayco pop up with an Atwood water heater, serial # 37C14U-5. My problem is two-fold. The water heater pilot doesn't stay lit after initial run, and propane is leaking out of the vent on the...


Leaking propane is red flag #1 and fire hazard.
Immediately update your insurance and then turn off gas.
If pilot is not staying lit, then gas leak can be cause of pilot problem since pressure on the line is reduced.
Other causes include bad gas control valve, air in the gas line, bad thermocouple, burner parts need cleaning, or all the above.
After fixing leak, replace thermocouple, clean combustion chamber and burner parts, and bleed gas line to remove air.

More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Atwood-water-heater-resources.html

Jun 28, 2011 | RTO Atwood Water Heater - 6 Gal LP

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The bottom heating element keeps blowing breaker and bottom of heater is filling up with water around heating element


If there is enough water around element and lower thermostat, it's going to blow the breaker. If you don't have leaks at the pipes above, it's probably time to replace the heater. If the leak can be found and repaired, there may be hope for the heater but, if it is leaking past thermostat, you probably have a crack in the threads. Make sure, if your going to work with the wiring of the unit, that it is turned off and, if it is on, make sure you're careful and not standing in water. You could quite possibly have a cracke or broken tank.

Jun 25, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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When the hot water heater is running water leaks from the chimney. the pipe from the heater to the chimney is dry upon removal. about 3 gals. of water leaks from the chimney with two showers.


If I understand correctly, your Bock gas water heater vent is causing water to leak down into chimney.
This is a very serious concern

Water leaking from water heater flue indicates improper venting.
The hot air gasses from water heater combustion contain water vapor, but the gas should vent out of house before condensate forms on pipes.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html#flue

The problem might be caused by a power vented furnace that pushes vent air from furnace down into flue pipe for water heater. As a result, the water heater doesn't vent properly.
There could also be a clog.
Light a match under water heater draft hood and see if smoke from match travels instantly upward.

There are two major concerns.
1) If vent is not working, it means that odorless CO gas is entering home instead of venting outdoors.
CO carbon monoxide is deadly poison.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CO_poisoning
This is a very serious concern
You can buy CO detector after vent is repaired.

2) Water condensate will eventually rust away vent pipes because of acidic content of the combustion vapor. It can be expensive to replace pipes, and pipes with holes pose risk of CO poisoning.

My suggestion is call a qualified plumber ASAP and explain what you observe.
Plumber will want to inspect the vent pipes, and may want to extend water heater vent pipe up further inside chimney so furnace is not pushing air back into water heater vent.
Plumber may also find blockage somewhere in the vent stack or chimney.
Also post on a professional water heater forum like the Tank to double check anything the plumber says to you. These are the pros.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

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Moved into brand new house March '06. The Rheem water heater has slow seapage/leakeage around bottom. What kind of warranty does Rheem offer? Under 5 yrs of use.


Please specify the exact source of the leak? If it is the tank drain then that can be resolved by replacing the boiler **** valve. If it is the lower element then it may be tightened. If it is the tank itself then you will be faced with replacing it. Sorry, but I am not familiar with the warranty on the Rheem WH. Warranties vary, usual 5, 6 or 10 year.

Dec 09, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Its leaking around bottom and misting out lower vent


Get ready to replace. I have been notified of this problem about 30 times and each time the water heater dropped its load within 10 days. I was always replacing water heaters.
BUT if it is the pressure valve that is leaking then that alone can be replaced. That prevents the heater from blowing up.

Mar 20, 2010 | Audiovox Richmond 6G40-36F 6-Year Tall Gas...

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I have a leak in my water heater coming from around one of the legs. If I shut off the water, the leak seems to change to one of the other legs. Is there some sort of new pan that I can buy or a part that...


Sorry, Sam it sounds like the water heater is defective, unless you can find a leaking connection. It sounds like you have a leak in the heater proper. The reason the leak moves is that, when you isolated the water, it cooled and a slight vacuum is pulled, and the water picked a different course (probably). Before you change the heater out, look at the threaded connections for leakage. Check the inlet and outlet lines, boiler drain valve, pressure relief, and any other threaded connections that you may have. If you find any leakers, you can repair them with wrenches and teflon tape. If no leaks are found at any of the threaded connections, the assumption is that the tank has developed a pinhole leak. They generally are at the bottom 1/3 of the tank. What you can do in the future is to either buy the kind of hetaer that is designed to stir up and remove the scale and sediment in the bottom of your heater, or to manually flush your heater from time to time.
Best regards, --W/D--

Aug 12, 2009 | Water Heaters

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I have water leaking from the bottom of my waterheater PE50T9A


It is possible that the water heater has a leak at the bottom. They eventually rust out. The valve should be removed if it is leaking and you should replace it. They are cheap. Be sure to use teflon tape to seal it back up

Apr 27, 2009 | Water Heaters

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I need a manel about vent in the bottom it fell apart


there is a filter around the bottom of the burner and the base of the heater it is cloth take it off and clean it , also there is a plate inside the unit that you would have to take the burner assembly out to clean it

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