05:34PM | 02/02/09
Member Since: 02/01/09
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I am having a similar problem as posted here

I have black greasy material in my hot water. When I touch the material it just leaves a black streak. Unfortunately, I do not see a braided stainless steel or copper connector like in the previous message. Do Whirlpool flame lock hot water heaters contain a lining that could disintegrate?

The Whirlpool folks say this is sediment, does this sound correct?

Anyone have any other suggestions?


04:50AM | 02/03/09
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Sediment as far as I have ever seen does not have grease in it


01:28PM | 02/06/09
Member Since: 02/01/09
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Thanks. My hot water heater is in my basement. Would it be possible that there be any braided copper or stainless connectors between my crawl space and attic?


02:00PM | 02/09/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
another place you might check maybe would be an expansion tank if you have one.

the bladder could be shot.


11:51AM | 02/17/09
Member Since: 02/01/09
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Thanks for the reply. I don't have an expansion tank.


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