Troubleshooting (cont'd), Leakage checkpoints, A caution – Maytag HE21250PC User Manual
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Use this guide to check a “Leaking” water heater. Many sus
pected “Leakers” are not leaking tanks. Often the source of
water can be found and corrected.
If you are not thoroughly familiar with electric codes, the
water heater, and safety practices, contact your local utility or
call Maytag Customer Service at 1-800-788-8899 for an
authorized servicer to check the water heater.
Condensation may he seen on pipes in humid weath
er or pipe connections may be leaking.
The primary anode rod may be leaking.
Small amounts of water from temperature-pressure
relief valve may be due to thermal expansion or high
water pressure in your area.
The temperature-pressure relief valve may be leaking
at the tank fitting.
The elements may be leaking at the tank fitting.
removing any access panels or servicing the
water heater, make sure the electrical supply
to the water heater is turned "OFF", Failure to
do this could result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODI
LY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Turn electrical power "OFF”, remove access panels
and fold back insulation. If leaking around elements,
follow proper draining instructions and remove ele
ment. Reposition or replace gasket
element into opening and tighten securely. Then fol
low “Filling the Water Heater” instructions in the
“Instmctions for Installation” section,
CFJ Water from drain valve may be due to the valve being
" The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting.
* Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may
be from condensation, loose connections or the tem
perature-pressure relief valve. DO NOT replace the
water heater until a full inspection of all possible
water sources is made and necessary corrective steps
Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or
ground seepage should also be checked,
*NOTE: To check where threaded pordon enters
tank, insert cotton swab between jacket opening
and fitting. If cotton is wet, follow “Draining”
instructions in the “Service and Madntenance” sec
tion and then remove fitting. Put pipe dwe or
teflon tape on the threads and replace. Then follow
“Filling the Water Heater” instructions in the
“Instructions for Installation” section.
Read this manual first, then before checking the
water heater make sure the electric supply hasoeen
turned "OFF", and never turn the electric supply
"ON" before the tank is completely full of water.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely
full of water. To prevent damage to the tank and
heating element, the tank must be filled with water.
The water must flow from the hot water faucet
before turning "ON" power.