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amtrol boiler mate

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My mothers Amtrol Boiler Mate Model WH-7L is leaking at the base. I would like to know if this is something that can be fixed instead of replaced. I'm trying to save her money that she really doesn't have. I attached a picture of the area that is leaking. She bought the house about 5 years ago so I have no idea how old the tank is.

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,077
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    If you can find the serial number and post it here, then someone may be able to tell you the age. That would put repair cost in perspective to a new one.
  • maltybob
    maltybob Member Posts: 2
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    The serial # is BM 021484
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
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    At first blush it looks like possibly the coil gasket could be the problem-repairable. Not fun to do, the tank has to be cut free and tipped on its side to access.
    SWEIDan Foley
  • Vinny_5
    Vinny_5 Member Posts: 59
    edited September 2016
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    http://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/154742/17-years

    Hi, I had the same problem with my 17 year old Boiler Mate a while back, and since I was not the original owner they wouldn't offer me any assistance financially, and for me to buy a replacement coil from them would have cost me a ton, and that was with me installing it! The Boiler Mates were notorious for leaking exactly like yours is (and mine was) from all the research that I did. I replaced it with a Lochinvar Squire and have been very happy with it. I'm pretty sure your Mom's will need replacing.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,443
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    no pricing....
  • Vinny_5
    Vinny_5 Member Posts: 59
    edited September 2016
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    If it is just the gasket, that will be a cheap yet time consuming fix. See page 14 here for the gasket part number 2500-218:
    http://www.amtrol.com/media/pdfs/pricebook.pdf

    Bob Bona_4