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Awesomeman

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2018 Minnie winnie possible water heater leak HELP
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:41:29 PM »
Noticed some water dripping out of the water heater access door. I opened it up and found a decent amount of water accumulated in the water heater compartment. This is my first rv. Is this normal.  It was prob 3-4 ounces Please help. thanks

Awesomeman

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Re: 2018 Minnie winnie possible water heater leak HELP
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 08:45:53 PM »
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Re: 2018 Minnie winnie possible water heater leak HELP
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 09:01:59 PM »
The most common cause of a leak at the back of a hot water heater is the pressure relief valve.

Make sure that it is not going to burn you with hot water and try relieving the pressure to see if that is where the water is coming from.

To relieve the pressure pull the handle at the end of the valve.

The valve screws into the tank.

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Re: 2018 Minnie winnie possible water heater leak HELP
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 07:18:40 AM »
Can't tell a thing from your picture, too close, too grainy. Do you have a tank or tankless water heater? If it's a traditional tank type, what Bill said. Are you operating the heater from gas or electric?

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Re: 2018 Minnie winnie possible water heater leak HELP
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 09:27:17 AM »
No, it is not normal !

Along with what the one above says, check the drain plug for tightness.

  Jack L

 

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