Fix or Replace Water Heater?

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by abs56, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. abs56

    abs56 New Member

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    I have a 40 gal electric GE - Rheem heater. It is the 6 year one. I have had it for 6 years.

    Our water causes corrosion.

    Looking at the heater the outlet nipple is corroded between the top threads and threads on the copper flexible pipe. This may be causing a slight leak. It is not wet but a bit of corrosion is occurring.

    Looking at both heating elements there is little corrosion coming out between the threads. This is not leaking.

    The anode is not easy to get out. I was curious so I tried a socket and large breaker bar but not the next step of impact.

    Should I:
    1) not do anything
    2) pull everything and replace parts as needed
    3) do something between 1 and 2
    4) buy a new heater

    Thanks for help. What other info is relevant?
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Replace it when it stops working.

    That is what I would do.
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