I have a Select State 50 gallon water heater that is jsut over 1 year old. I am in the process of repacing the bottom element. My simple problem is that the relief value won’t remain open. In order to drain the heater I need to have the value open. My question is simple: How do you have the relief value remain open? I have tried a number of things without success. All suggestions are helpful. Thanks….. AlaskaSam
Sam, If you have the cold water inlet valve to the water heater closed, simply open a hot water faucet. You will accomplish the same thing as opening the relief valve to admit air into the water heater.