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Do you have a well? How old is the water heater? If I remember correctly, the water may have corroded your water heater valve thermostat bulb. Call the manufacturer ph# on the tank, give then make, model & serial # and see if the unit is under warranty and if they can give you a solution to your problem or a replacement part. Have a plumber or local repairman install part or repair it.

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