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Old 09-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Please HELP... have very little hot water pressure through out the home and my hot water heater will not drain. what do i do ??

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Sounds like the tank might be full of sludge. New tank might be needed if you can't get it to drain and clear out.

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Please HELP... have very little hot water pressure through out the home and my hot water heater will not drain. what do i do ??
The drain is plugged with sediment. Depending on the design, you might clear it with a stiff wire. Or try opening it 100% and then closing the drain valve slightly- works sometimes.
Also check to see if the hot water out nipple is plugged.
As stated, you may need a new heater.
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