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Usually, anode rods are mounted through top.

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It sounds like the thermostat that operated gas valve is failing or the gas valve is bad. This is a repair left to professionals. Now I would price a new heater and install it myself. Repairing older heater is not a good idea, the rest of the heater is old and will fail.

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Remove the pilot cover on the outside of the water heater. Turn the gas valve knob to "Light". Using a long fireplace match or long stem lighter light the pilot. Turn the knob to "run" or "on". Replace the cover. If it will not light or stay lit, you may need a new thermocouple. They are not that expensive, but replacing them yourself can be a pain.

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The valve you purchased could be defective.

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would need more information to assist but would try notifying old owner thru your agent for questions but look for a light fixture or outlet

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You will burn up elements if there is no water in the tank when you power it up. There is a temperature adjustment on both thermostats. Most water heaters have 2 elements and 2 thermostats. The temp adjustment is a small white round thing usually, and behind the metal covers on the side.

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Bad thermostat or thermostat set to high.

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That ;is about the life expectancy of a tank type heater. What specifically is leaking?

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Have you checked your main water supply into your system? Or fuse to heater!

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3 amp fuses seems low. What is the amperage of the unit? I don't know what unit you have, but doesn't it call for a 120volt breaker or fuse?

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notify manufacturer --rv dealer --your owners manual

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