Water coming from Pressure Relief Valve

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      MasterPlumbers
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      I installed a new Richmond (Rheem) water heater 4 weeks ago. It is starting to emit water out of the
      presure relief valve. It has done it 3 times now and each time more water comes out. I have the heater set on
      warm. The last time it did it, the washer had just started to run. We were using the warm/cold cycle. What is
      causing this problem? Is their a problem with the valve or the heater itself. Is it dangerous? Thank-you very
      much for any help you can give me.

    • #285846

      Kevin, I am not a professional but I had the same problem with a new relief valve. I simply replaced the relief valve again and it solved the problem. Somrtimes I guess you get one with a weak spring. They are around $ 5-6.00.
      Good Luck

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