Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Share |
Question

Hot Water Heater Leaking HELP!!!


I have a gallon Hotpoint electric hot water heater with a puddle all around the bottom. It seems to be leaking from the access panel where the top element is. What should I do? Do I call a 24 hour service? Wait till tomorrow and call someone I know? Try and and figure it out myself?

Mioline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Default

Hot Water Heater Leaking HELP!!!


I hope you called someone today. Hopefully, it is just a gasket at the top element. Prop would have been best to kill the power and water supply to it last night.

boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 47
Default

Hot Water Heater Leaking HELP!!!


Fixing a water heater can be a little dangerous, because you are generally dealing with hot water and hot pipes, so if there is someone available to help you, I would suggest contacting them. As boman47k noted, it would probably be a good idea to turn off the water heater and cut off its water supply, which is often possible without cutting the main water off.

Remember that before you turn it back on, the tank should be filled with water, so if you end up having to drain it, make sure you fill it back up before turning it on.

Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 09-17-2008 at 06:47 AM. Reason: SITE RULES VIOLATION: Advertising Link Removed from Signature
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
water heater leaking econdave Plumbing 21 08-17-2008 08:54 PM
(Water Heater MYSTERY) Hot water out from dead tank with cold water in it? Inayity Plumbing 6 07-14-2008 08:36 PM
Pipe nipples on water heater leaking big nate Plumbing 2 08-26-2007 01:02 AM
gas hot water heater leaking or not? handymama Plumbing 3 12-30-2006 06:22 PM
Periodic release from (I think) the T&P valve on the water heater alexz Plumbing 3 08-15-2006 10:31 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.