Fix A Hot Water Heater Pressure Release Valve

Hot Water Heater Pressure Release Valve Dripping

Hot water heater pressure release valve-Over time, a water heater valves corrode or clog from scale deposits left behind when the water passes through the valves almost daily. In addition, the plastic inserts in the heater vents also break. A faulty valve can cause leaks, which wastes water and money. Follow the steps below to fix a broken Hot water heater pressure release valve

Locate the two valves in the top of the water heater. There is a pipe which leads into each valve. Use a wrench to disconnect the valve pipe from the valve. Remove the valve from the top of the water heater and turn the valve counterclockwise. Identify the type of valve needs to be replaced. There are two water heater valves, one for cold water and one for hot water. These valves are not identical. Therefore, if the cold water valve is broken, it must be replaced with a cold water valve. If the marks are not present, determine what color the plastic insert inside the valve. A blue insert is for cold water, while a red insert is too hot. That’s how to fix Hot water heater pressure release valve