Leaky drain valve on your water heater? Easy fix!

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If you notice that your water heater drain valve is leaking there is no need to call in an expensive repairman to fix it. There is a simple DIY way to replace your valve.

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Parts you will need

  • A small bucket
  • An adjustable wrench or slip joint pliers
  • A new drain valve

Warning: Before attempting any repair, make sure the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source.

Step 1: Turn off water supply valve on your water heater

Step 2: Put a small bucket under the leaky drain valve and open the valve, let he water run for about 5 seconds.  This will relieve pressure off the tank

Step 3: Use an adjustable wrench or slip-joint pliers to loosen the drain valve.  Once it’s loosened, firmly unscrew the valve. NOTE: water may spray be prepared for this!

Step 4: Take your new drain valve and screw it in tightly as fast as possible

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