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martyshel 09-25-2007 04:58 PM

water heater leaks
 
I noticed some water at the base of my 40 gallon Envi-ro-temp electric water heater this morning. I believe this heater is about a 1994 model. Upon further inspection I noticed that all 3 reservoirs on top of the tank were full of water. When I say reservoirs I mean the 3" cups that are home to the hot and cold water connections and a 3/4" plug. It is clear that all 3 of these reservoirs are filling up individually and slowly running over the side of the water heater. I check this heater pretty regularly, and have never noticed anything abnormal. Is it normal to have multiple failures at the same time?

Mike Swearingen 09-26-2007 05:00 AM

It is more likely a single leak. If you can't readily find it leaking and repair it from outside the tank body, it may be time to replace it.
Good Luck!
Mike

NateHanson 09-26-2007 07:08 AM

Empty all three and dry them. Then keep an eye on it for the next few minutes to see which one is filling up first.


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