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How to replace heating element rheem 81v80d - Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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muttandjeff
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SOURCE: my rheem water heater does not stay hot for very

set top t-stat @140 and bottom @150 and see if that helps

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Top heating element was broke. Replaced got hot

look for a badly connected power line ont he bottom element, or any connection upstream of the power terminals. voltage readings usually drop to that range when you only have one side of the 220v circuit connected.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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SOURCE: have a rheem water heater

need to match the same as the elemts you took out,, They all have a stamp on them with MD/sen #

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

Dplumber
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SOURCE: Short 30gal. Rheem single element. Will not heat

Replace the element. Call Rheem for free replacement parts.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

blackmar
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SOURCE: how do i replace the heating elements of a rheem

Not familiar with this model but most are generic.
Turn the water off;
Release the pressure with the pressure relief valve and leave it open;
Undo the cold water inlet assembly and drain the tank;
Disconnect the element wires from the thermostat;
The elements are held in by 4 bolts. Undo the bolts and remove element;
Installation is the reverse of above.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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What is the part # for a Rheem 308 71 model heating element needed?


Any generic element will work.
Match wattage with current element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#parts

Rheem wants folks to buy parts from them... so Rheem tries to convince people that Rheem electric water heaters require special parts.
This is not true... ordinary generic parts will function fine on Rheem.

Gene

Oct 14, 2014 | Water Heaters

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I need part # for heating element 81V80D


Buy generic element from hardware store:
Copy following link to identify element and see installation tips.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

80 gallon, non-simultaneous electric heaters usually have 4500 watt elements

Avoid promotion of 'lifetime' or 'resistorized' or 'all copper' elements as a waste of your money, ... but might be beneficial by adding surge to the economy.

Apr 02, 2013 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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I have an 80 gallon Rheem Hot water heater #81V80D A. In the last 5 days it stopped heating water after 6PM. I have hot water all day, but none at night. What do you suggest?


1) I bet the water heater has hot water, but hot does not arrive at tap because of bad faucet cartridge or bad recirculation system check valve
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#crossover

2) When cold water arrives at tap, go check if water heater has hot water. Then do the crossover test. Then add comment and say what you discover

3) Electric water heaters can be repaired by homeowner using generic off-the-shelf parts from local hardware store.

Feb 18, 2013 | Rheem Water Heaters

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How do I replace the heating elements in my Rheem water heater


Replace heating elements can be found at amazon, click here and take a look: Amazon com rheem heating element . I hope this was helpful... cheers

Jan 31, 2013 | Rheem 82V40-2 Fury Electric Residential...

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How ofter should a Rheem 81V80D A be replaced.So far no problems but is on the second floor. 11 years old.


They don't need to be replaced until you have a problem with it leaking or an element burns out. You can replace the element yourself if your handy. So you won't have to replace unless you have it leaking.

Apr 19, 2011 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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My water is not heating in my Rheem 40 gallon electric. I pushed the reset button, but when I turn off the breaker and then on again, I do not hear the elements heating up.


Electric water heater can be repaired by homeowner
If I understand correctly, water heater is producing no hot water.
Reset button clicks in, but still no heat.

Three initial things can be causing this:
1) No power to water heater. Test across top two screws on upper thermostat for 240V. Red and black wire are attached to these screws. Screws are marked 1 and 3. Upper thermostat is same that has reset button. If power tests 120 across screws, then breaker may be off on one leg. If no power, then start testing at breaker.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

2) Upper thermostat is bad. Replace thermostat with generic upper thermostat available at hardware store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

3) Upper element is bad. Test and replace element using Rheem 4500 watt element available at hardware store. Image shown below. Look at label on side of tank for element wattage. Rheem puts 4500 watt elements into all their 240V electric water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

If upper element is burned out the tank will not heat any water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

Rheem 4500Watt element
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Upper thermostats are generic and interchangeable:
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Nov 23, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Water is not hot, doesn't last long. Thermostats turn elements on when turned up. Elements show 230 when on.


Lower element can be burned out and still read 230V across screws

1) We know thermostats are working because elements test 230V.
2) We know upper element is working because tank has some hot water.
If upper element is burned out, tank will have no hot water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

3) Here's how to test lower element:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

4)Here's how to replace element
Rheem element is 4500Watt bolt-in type
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

5) Rheem manual says: Heaters furnished with standard 240 volt AC, single phase non-simultaneous wiring, and 4500 watt upper and lower heating elements.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-spec-sheet.pdf

geno_3245_94.jpgRheem 4500Watt element

Nov 21, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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After about an hour the breaker trips on a single element Rheem water heater. 2Meg ohm to ground from the element terminals: 700K between element termianals. theromstat connections to ground infinate. (can...


I would say then the heating element has a resistive short to ground. The 1.98m Ohm reading is high, but not high enough -- should be infinite. I would say replace heating element... And, when you install new one, make sure there is no water leaking thru heating element cavity and ensure area around cavity is clean & "in order".

How old is water heater?

Charlie

Sep 29, 2009 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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