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Experience:  Retired mech. contractor, shop owner, 51 yrs experience.
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My whirlpool electric water heater is 3 years old and began

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My whirlpool electric water heater is 3 years old and began leaking into the holding pan it sits in....is there a filter or something that would cause this? We filter all incoming water from the well house.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.
Welcome! I will do my best to assist you with an answer.[b/]. I offer training and step by step coaching beyond that.
The problem is either a premature tank failure, in which case it might likely be under warranty... or the pressure relief valve mounted high on the side or top of water heater is leaking ... find that valve and see if it is dripping or has a tube connected that runs to the pan.
http://screencast.com/t/D6Lho1QKr
copy/ paste that to your browser to see pictures of the valve etc.
We can go from there without any time limits.
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