Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:07 PM
I have the above mentioned water heater and the drain valve started leaking on its own. I figured that opening and closing the valve would help reseat the seal, but alas, the leak got worse. The valve (part# 9000254) is like ten bucks, but Is there a washer in the valve that can easily be replaced without spinning out the old valve (my luck it would break when I try to remove it), or is it just safer to replace the whole thing?
I assume it just screws out and the new one screwed on. Does it require teflon tape?
Thanks in advance.
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