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How to fix leaking heating element? Water appears to be dripping from where one end of the element passes through the tub. Is there a gasket that needs replaced? Thank you D. Brush

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Switch off the m/c. Remove the heater and clean the gasket seating area. Replace the gasket. If new gasket not available, clean the old gasket free from oil.

Apply rubber solution on both the ends metal parts. Allow it to dry. Now attach the heater along with gasket. Use after few hours.

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