Leaking Bradford White Gas Hot Water Heater
Hi ya'll newbie here with a few questions....I have a 3 y/o Bradford White model # MI 5036 FBN which started leaking last Tuesday. I called B/W & they will replace under warranty but I have to pay labor. I asked about replacing it myself but they will not allow me to because of "safety reasons". I'm ok with that.....plumber say's tank has split & it will cost $600.00 for the swap.( I think that's a little steep) It's in the garage & easy access. The local supplier say's the water heater is on back order & I'll have to wait a week or more. The water heater still works & I have a bucket under it to catch the water. Now here's the questions.....The tank stopped leaking yesterday.......So if the tank is split how is it NOT leaking anymore??? Has the plumber missed diagnosed the problem??? He already has $100.00 of my money towards the swap of the water heater (service call) Am I being taken for a ride? It sure feels that way.
Any and all comments would greatly be appreciated!