Question about Water Heaters
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The "sacrificial rod" is actually there to prevent the heating elements from being eaten away. by electrolysis. If the deposits in the bottom of the tank are simply from sediment from your water, the tank may be fine. You won't know though until you get the tank drained and inspect the elements. The drain valve screws in just like any other piece of pipe if that helps you get it drained, or a piece of wire through the valve may work but you might damage the rubber washer in the valve. Once drained, and the element removed, inspect the element. There should not be any fissures in the element if you have an otherwise healthy tank. visible blowout usually means the rod has failed.
The presence of heavy deposits indicates hard water, which results in shortened tank life.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
make sure it is wired correctly, check circuit breaker, check breaker built on to element. If all fails, and it is determined your not getting power to it, you may need a electrician. Be careful. good luck.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
I would say your water heater is from the fury series; new model number 82V52-2. I've included a link with my solution that you should take a look at. You could also look at water heaters of a different brand if this one isn't available in your area. Kenmore, GE, and Hotpoint are all very good brands of water heaters.
Posted on May 25, 2010
Reliance is an AO Smith company
Link above goes to Reliance electric water heaters
I cannot find your model number
The serial number seems to show it was made in 1994, so the spec sheet would be difficult to find
You must have bought a good heater and taken care of it for it to last that long.
Typical 40 gallon Reliance electric:
18" x 59-1/2"
20-1/2" x 44"
Self-cleaning type Reliance 40 gallon
19" x 60"
21-1/2" x 46"
The size of your heater can be determined by measuring the height, and then measure across the top to get the diameter. Your measurements will be close to the numbers shown above.
Posted on Oct 29, 2010
Testimonial: "Wow - I had a difficult obscure question about an old reliance water heater dimensions and I received four solid answers that were very helpful. "
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 09, 2015 | Rheem 82V30-2 30 Gallon 240V Electric...
Oct 06, 2014 | Rheem 82V30-2 30 Gallon 240V Electric...
Sep 10, 2014 | Whirlpool Water Heaters
Mar 24, 2013 | Whirlpool Water Heaters
Apr 18, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
Apr 08, 2011 | Water Heaters
Feb 13, 2011 | Water Heaters
Oct 29, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
Oct 08, 2010 | Water Heaters
Nov 18, 2017 | Water Heaters
44 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!