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My hot water heater isnt working. It is about 6 years old.

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My hot water heater isn't working. It is about 6 years old. We discovered water was spraying up out of the top of my hot water heater, and being deflected back by the flue. It was a very heavy mist, creating a small constant stream of water running down the side of the heater. New cold water was running all the time into the heater. We checked and there was no hot water in the house. We turned off the pilot and tried to relight it, but it won't relight and I can't see the spark when I hit the button.

I suspect there may be a leak inside the tank. Any thoughts on this?

Hauserplb :

Your heater is toast. Plan on a replacement tomorrow. Sorry, no fox on this issue.

Hauserplb :

er fix

Customer:

That's what I was starting to suspect. What should I do to stabilize the heater until I replace? Turn off the water and gas to the heater?

Hauserplb :

Water you should deff shut off, gas is not an issue till you replace it.

Customer:

Thanks. I'll start looking at a replacement tomorrow.

Hauserplb :

I recommend bradford White. They make a good heater.

Hauserplb :

DO NOT try for an on demand heater. They are NOT worth the cost.

Customer:

Will do. Any other advice at this point?

Customer:

I've heard that from friends.

Hauserplb :

Good luck!

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