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More than likely, this would the result of the heat exchanger being corroded (rusted) and having a hole in it. Depending on the model of heater that you have (you did not specify in your question) this exchanger may be replaced, but for the most part, due to the cost of the replacement, it may be best to replace the heater altogether.
There is not a whole lot in a heater that would cause water to pour out. Most older units deteriorate over time due to chemical damage and the exchanger just falls apart.
Try opening the cabinet (make sure that the heater is off) and seeing if you can visually see where the water is coming from and the presence of any rust.
If you provide some additional information about the heater, (make, model, and size) it might be possible to further troubleshoot this unit with you.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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