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My water heater is leaking from the bottom is there still a way to fix it or do i need to buy one?

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Hello It is new tank time.There is no repair for that.Don't wait for it to let go!They only last so long.

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I wrote a page on leaking water heaters with resources and information:
Page lists things to check.
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Also run hand over tank to find warm spot that says where leak is coming from
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Turn off the electricity.
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