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We have a water heater that is 4 years old it is a GE model that was manufactured in 7/2004 and installed the same month and year. It is now leaking from the bottom and the side. the serial number is GELN 0704507309 and model number GG40S06AVG00 what can we do and is it still under some type of warranty.

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Check your thermostat and mode selector setting, thermostat setting should be set at warmer and mode selector setting should be at low heat or hight this is applicable for manual unit.
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The drain is frozen over and water cannot escape when it defrosts. You will need to remove the back panel inside the freezer and run some hot water down the drain until it has thawed. Hope this helps

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