Question about Rheem Water Heaters
I have ordered a new FVS but won't be in for several days due to current hurricane. Is there a (temporary) work around? Should ohm at between 9K and 45K could a simple resistor work for a couple of days? Thanks
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While tank water is cool, loosen and replace anode rod so tank is up-to-date on rust protection.
Posted on Oct 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The instructions for installing the sensor will probably included with the new part. Also, when you receive the part and actually see it, you will probably know where it will go. Sometimes, things like this happen even with new units. I have had bad thermocouples on brand new units right from the factory. It happens and unfortunately it happens to us sometimes. Good luck and if you get the part and still have trouble, contact them again. If you would have bought a GE (Rheem) unit, they would have sent a tech out to your house at no cost. I'm not a fan of Whirlpool water heaters.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Air in system. Make sure there is no sources of ignition and loosen the supply line at the heater and purge all air. Mske sure your source valve is open. then turn off yje heater after tightening the line. Let sit in off position for 15 minutes. Then turn therm knob to on slowly and then over to pilot, depress pilot button and hold a ffew seconds. Pilot should light. If so, hold for a few and then release and turn ti on position. Good Luck.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
It's probably bad upper or lower thermostat.
BUT... new element could also be shorted.
OR ... original tank is rated 1500 watt elements look at label on side of tank.
I always replace both thermostats to save time.
Lower thermostat costs $10 at Lowes.
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Posted on Jan 17, 2011
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