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Old 09-23-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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water pooling ontop of water heater

I have a relieance sta-kleen electic water that is 6 years old. I noticed I have water pooling ontop of the heater around the water inlet. If I turn the water off, dry the water it stays dry. When I turn the water back on and use the hot water the pooling starts again. Is it time to replace the water heater or is there a fix?


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Old 09-23-2008, 01:08 PM   #2
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I don't think it is the tank. It sounds to me like you've got a plumbing leak at the connection to the tank or slightly above it.

Can you post a picture of where the water is pooling, and the plumbing above?


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Old 09-23-2008, 10:04 PM   #3
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Define 'turn the water off'. The cold water shut off valve at the wtr htr?

Initially it does sound like a leak between the valve and the tank. A photo would be nice.

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