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Hello, my name isWade and I look forward to helping you!
How hard it the water in your area?
Also is this a standard electric tank water heater.
Draining won't hurt but it's most likely not the issue.
Is it gas or electric
Ok, you could have a couple of different things going on. One a bad thermostat or element. The other thing is a broken dip tube. You can rebuild the heater with new stats and elements for about $75 in parts. While you have the elements out you can look at the dip tube and see if it is still intact.
However due to the age you may want to just replace it.
Any my other questions?
I don't know your market. Here in Oregon we rebuild heaters for $200. Replace 50 gallon electric in a garage for $825
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