Our 60 gallon electric hot water tank only had enough hot water for
one bath, so the plumber drained the tank and replaced a defective
We had enough water for 2 super hot baths that night, then ONLY cold
was left. And the tank starting leaking on the floor that night,
although dries up during the day.
The plumber next replaced a gasket thinking that would stop the leak,
and pressed the reset button. We again had super hot water for 2 baths
ONLY that night. We pressed the reset button ourselves before bed, and
again had leaking water around the tank overnight which dried up
during the day.
The plumber came back and replaced the thermostat. The water isn't so
boiling anymore, which is good, but we still have a problem with the
tank shutting itself off after the evening baths, plus there's water
on the floor in the morning.
When the tank's panels are off i can see that the yellow insulation is
wet. I'm assuming this is what keeps shutting the tank off forcing me
to reset every evening.
What do I try next? Do I need a new tank? Is the water I see just
leftover water from the bad gasket/super-heated water problem? Will it
dry up on it's own after a few days? I assume the water is what's
shorting the system and shutting things down. But why is there only
water on the floor overnight and not during the day?
Anyway, advice I could bring back to my plumber as a suggestion (or to
a new plumber) is appreciated.