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Same problem Leaking unit!... and also saw issues with the thin rubber hose.. other listed that their hose melts!!

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Leaking water tank on Insinkerator hot water dispenser


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1) If the tank is leaking, then Replace with new dispenser.
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2) Add comment and attach photo of leak.

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Copy following link for troubleshoot resources:
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Replace rusted tank
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Prevent rusted tank.
If nipples are leaking, and they did not leak before, then tank has most likely rusted out and needs replacement.
Cause for rusted tank is depleted anode rod.
Inspect and replace anode each 1-3 years.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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My Rheem Electric water heater is leaking from around the side of the tank above the lower element.I can not find the spot exactly. What can I do to find the spot where the leak is coming from?


You can put hand on side of tank and feel for warm spot.
Tank is most likely rusted out and needs replacement.
If tank leak is welded, the rest of tank is still rusting and can rupture under pressure.

Open following links for troubleshoot walk-thru.
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Leaking from inside the tank this is a rheem GN-100-200


You posted under gas water heaters.
If water heater tank is leaking, it will need to be replaced.
If you have electric water heater, check if water is leaking around element.

Open following link for a troubleshoot checklist:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-is-leaking.html
Also it is important to protect yourself from ruptured tank:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html

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Is my water heater still under warranty leaking water on top of heater and out from bottom and from plate


1) If water heater is leaking, I suggest you protect yourself first.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html

2) You have to do some work to find out if tank is under warranty.
-Contact manufacturer: http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html
-Contact installer: If plumber installed heater, then installer backs warranty for some manufacturers. If you installed heater, then warranty is less or void
-Look at paperwork and manual that came with water heater and read about warranty coverage
-Look at markings on tank to see if tank is 6 year, 15 year etc
-Warranty is based on date of manufacture: To find date of water heater, look at serial number located on label on side of tank:
Open link below for serial number decoder by manufacturer.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

3) If tank is older than 6 years, and tank label shows this is a 6-year tank, then tank is no longer under warranty.
If you have a lifetime tank, then warranty is in effect, so contact manufacturer.

Open following link to see troubleshoot checklist for leaking water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Other things to consider:
-If tank rusted out after a few years and installer did not install a jumper wire between hot and cold pipes, then tank warranty will probably not cover tank.
-If tank rusted out and you have water softener, and did not inspect anode rod or maintain water heater, then you did not read manual or maintain heater, and warranty might not cover problem.
-I suggest you read water heater manual cover to cover so water heater will not start leaking.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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I wrote a page on leaking water heaters with resources and information:
Page lists things to check.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Also run hand over tank to find warm spot that says where leak is coming from
A rusted tank cannot be repaired.

If your tank is rusted out, it might burst open and flood the area.
Hot water inside tank is under pressure.
Turn off heat source to water heater.
Turn off water valve located above tank.
Open tub faucet on hot side and relieve pressure from tank.

You can limp along with a leaking water heater by turning it on when hot water is needed.
For example a shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water.
Turn gas water heater on for 15-20 minutes.
Turn electric on for 20-30 minutes.

To conserve resources with next heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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We have a reliance 606 50 gallon electric water heater. recently we noticed it has an internal leak. I removed the top and removed some of the insulation. the pipe fittings are dry but when you put water...


I wrote a page on leaking water heaters.
With a checklist.
It sounds like you've done quite a bit already.
The element can leak around the gasket.
The TP valve can leak where it screws into side of tank.
Otherwise a leak on side of tank sounds like the tank is rusted through and needs to be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

You should turn off electricity and water to the tank, and open tub valve on hot side to relieve pressure so the tank will not rupture.
Then you can limp along with a failed water heater by turning the water and electricity on only when hot water is needed.
This will buy you time until a new heater is installed.
A typical electric water heater produces 21 gallons of hot water per hour.
A shower uses 6-9 gallon of hot water, so heater only needs to be turned on 20-30 minutes for a shower, more if the incoming water is very cold.

To economize with your next heater, you might read the following two pages:
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http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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And, no it is not hard to change the tank. Just messy....:-) Becareful though as the tank may be heavy if the bladder has ruptured...
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