Tip & How-To about General Electric GE SmartWater Household Water Filtration System - GNWH38F

How to change Dip Tube Link/Are you getting plastic bits @faucets/clogging

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heating coils were replaced last december and today no hot water for a shower after 5 minutes in the shower. The electric is flying on the meter. Have shut off the circuit breaker for this hot water


Copy following link for tank-type electric water heater troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#skyrocket

Press reset button located on upper thermostat.
Test elements for short to ground against steel tank.
Clean sediment out of tank. Check for water leak running hot water out of tank.
Replace both thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

Nov 25, 2012 | Rheem Water Heaters

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water only stays hot for 5 minutes when I take a shower


Unit needs a new "dip tube" It is cracked and allowing cold in water to mix with all hot water resulting in "lukewarm water". Need plumbing skills to change out at cold inlet top of heater,pull out old,buy new at hdepot 5.99 reinstall.

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Mar 29, 2009 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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