Question about Rheem Water Heaters
Copy following links to identify and troubleshoot leaking water heater:
When tank rusts out, it will get pin holes, and water will leak out of top.
Replace water heater.
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Posted on May 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rheem hot water heater
Check the relief valve,drain and element's,water lines to make sure that they are not the source of the leak. If the tank is leaking you may be able to fix it for now.
The tank depending on condition of the tank if it is pretty sound. Clean up the area of the hole with sand paper. Go to any hardware store and get a JB Weld two part kit. JB Weld will fix almost anything . You can go to www.jbweldit.com for more information about this product. I wish you well and hope this will fix it for you.
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
SOURCE: what years were the Rheem
You can find age of water heater from serial number located on label on side of tank.
Label also shows tank size, and tank wattage and element wattage
Serial number decoder:
For example Rheem serial number 0790...
First 2 digits are month 07 July
Next two digits are year 1990
Rheem site does not show 81v40d
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
SOURCE: I have a rheem heater
Unless you see a large hex head socket to remove on the top of the water heater, many
anode rods are built onto the hot side nipple. They are almost the length of the water heater.
Hopefully you have room to remove it if this is the case. If you see a hex nut that is silver
gray on top, then shut off cold water to the heater. Release some hot water at a tap to relieve
pressure on the tank or drain some out at the bottom which is better. Make sure power is
off to unit first or gas is off . Unscrew nut or nipple counterclockwise to remove. Best to
remove with a socket wrench or box wrench if it's a nut and a good pipe wrench if it's
on the nipple. Several light taps with a hammer if necessary on the handle of the
wrench or pipe wrench should help. Hopefully the nipple has a removable flex line if
it's located there. (Remember it's on the hot side and should be marked on the top
of the heater).
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
SOURCE: I have a Rheem Standard
Check that serial number.
Rheem is first two digits= month and next two digits= year, which means 1990.
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Posted on May 04, 2011
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Posted on Oct 29, 2011
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