Drain valve replacement

Old 02-11-15, 03:02 PM
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Drain valve replacement

Hi everyone,
I have a Kenmore gas water heater and the plastic drain valve is leaking at an almost steady stream. I tightened it as much as i could but it wont stop, im thinking it needs to be replaced. My question is, is it imperative that I turn the pilot off to do this? I don't see why i would have to, but everything im reading online says to.
Thanks in advance,
Old 02-11-15, 03:14 PM
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Just put a garden hose cap on it.
Most of the time those cheap plastic valves ring off when trying to replace.
Old 02-11-15, 03:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums....

A cap as joe suggests would be best...

Otherwise you will need to turn off the gas and drain the heater to replace...

Let us know.....

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