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Old 03-31-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Water heater overflow leaking


I noticed a small drip coming out of the overflow pipe. Is this a concern? It is an electric water heater and is approximately 12 years old. The unit seems to be working ok otherwise.

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Keep in mind that heater is behind the expected life span.
Try flipping up the lever and poping it right back down. That may reseat it.
If it's still leaking check the water temp. it should not be above 120 deg.
Still leaking, just change it.
Never ever cap it off!!

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Water heater overflow leaking


If it's still leaking, check the system pressure. . . . .

You may have a failed pressure regulator or expansion tank.
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A leak is bad. That means too much pressure is building up= faulty water heater. You may just want to replace it.....


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Replace the temperature/pressure relief valve. Also install an expansion tank if not already, or repressurize the one already there.
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