4)Remove the 5 phillips head screws/bolts that hold the two halves of the WVA together (assuming you can access them all ?)
5)You may not have to disconnect the cold water inlet line which is PEX line and can flex somewhat, but at this point, the two halves of the WVA should separate and that's where the bladder should be to replace. Good luck!
thomas rubino wrote:Hi Judith;
I'm hoping you find a dirty inlet screen.
I'm curious what the complaint is about your heater ?
Judith Browning wrote:The water heater has been in use for four years and our water has a lot of scale even with a whole house filter preceding the water heater. The trouble shooting symptoms all pointed to that.