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Old 11-09-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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CAREFULLY, lift the valve stem, release a small amout of water and then close the valve. This has helped me in the past. If that does not do it, the valve probably needs to be replaced. Make sure the hot water is turned off so burning doesn't happen.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:11 PM   #3
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Operate the release lever several times to try to remove anything preventing the valve from completely closing. Might be built up with lots of calcium and need replaced. $25 for a new valve. Use caution in opening the valve if the water is hot.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:03 PM   #4
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jpaskell & redneck, thanks for info on leaking tank. Am learning lots of repairs are do it yourself if just ask for help. mikejm
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:36 PM   #5
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You are most welcome. Let us know how it worked out. It is often helpful to let everyone know if a recommendation works. It helps others with the same or similar situations.

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Old 11-09-2015, 06:54 PM   #6
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Operate the release lever several times to try to remove anything preventing the valve from completely closing. Might be built up with lots of calcium and need replaced. $25 for a new valve. Use caution in opening the valve if the water is hot.

And unhook the city water and/or turn off the pump. The turn on the hot and cold faucets in the kitchen to get the pressure out of the lines. Turn off the electric element in the WH if you have one.


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Old 11-09-2015, 10:13 PM   #7
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One quick question; is water unusually hot? If so relief valve may be doing what it is supposed to do. Just a thought.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:15 PM   #8
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It has fixed itself. The water drip was not hot


It has fixed itself. The water was not hot. Thanks for your help.mikejm
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Please see attached from Atwood if applicable for future reference. "Weeping" is a normal operation.

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Old 11-10-2015, 12:33 PM   #10
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The weeping has stopped so it must have been as you received. Thanks for the info. mikejm
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