Anode leak

The Tank Anode leak

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    jsebring215
    Participant

    I have a slight leak at the anode, can I temporarily remove it and use teflon tape to reseal it, or should I replace the anode?

    James

    #22976
    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    If it’s a new heater, or you just changed the anode, perhaps yes. If it’s an old heater that you’ve never done any maintenance on, then it’s very unlikely that will work. When fittings on old heaters that were previously sealed start to leak, that’s a sign the tank has had it.

    Randy Schuyler

    #22978
    jsebring215
    Participant

    This is a 50 gal GE gas heater, approx 6 yr old. this is a recenct event, I just noticed. GE is sending a new pressure valve becuse when I did a relief cycle it did not reseat completely.

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