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Old 07-25-01, 07:30 PM
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Help, leaving for vacation in two days! Water heater seems to be leaking out of the seam where the cover fits over the outer casing. It also seems to be seeping from somewhere on top. The heater is not that old. What can I do????? Thanks.
Old 07-26-01, 01:09 AM
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Turn off the power breaker or gas to the water heater.
There should be a cold water supply valve on the inlet pipe at the top of the heater. Turn it off and the hot water should be off (or even better, since you're going on vacation, turn off your main water shutoff).
Is the water heater still under warranty? If the tank is leaking (which is what it sounds like), it will have to be replaced.
Good Luck!


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