Question about Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402

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One tub of water and im out of hot water

I replaced both top and bottom elements and i turned up themoststs still same problem very little hot water

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  • pwade1959 Apr 28, 2009

    hot water heater has no drop tube cold water line comes in from bottom one tub of hot water and im out , I

    replace elements

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Replace drop tubes where they hook up on top of the tank. You are only getting water from the top of the tank. Remove female adapters(copper) on top of heater.You will find them inside the steel threaded portion of the pipes with a tapered flange to keep them from falling down inside the tank.

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Water only stays hot for about 5 min or


Gas or electric?
Electric water heater ... then test for crossover, check for water leak, replace thermostats, test elements
Gas water heater ... test for crossover, check for water leak
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html


http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

water leak: turn off all taps and put ear against pipe and listen for water leak... check if water meter advances when all water taps are off.

Gene

Oct 09, 2014 | Water Heaters

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Only warm, not hot water from our tap unless I slow the tap down.


Warm water indicates a element is probally in need of replacement. For warm water only more than likely the top element is bad. If you get a burst of hot water for a little while then your bottom one is probally gone bad. Best to replace both elements when changing one out due to not being to exspensive and you have to drain it down anyway.

To change out shut water of and turn power of to water heater open hot side on a faucet to allow heater to drain down so you can change out element.

Jul 27, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Water heater supplies about a pint of hot water than turns cold?? what is th eproblem


Hello Rsjohnson164,

I understand that you are having a problem with your hot-water tank not producing any amount of hot-water. I would suggest that you turn off the cold water supply to your hot water tank and drain the tank and see how much water comes out of it.

Flush the tank:
1. Turn off the cold water supply
2. Hook a water hose to the boiler valve (spicket on the bottom of the tank) and turn on the valve
3. Turn on the cold water inlet line and let it run for about 15 minutes or until you get good pressure coming out.

Check the Elements:
1. Turn off the power to the hot-water tank
2. Remove the service panels
3. Remove one wire from the element and use a multi-meter to check continuity
4. If no continuity replace one or both elements

If you do all of this and still have a problem repost to this thread and we will check your thermostats to make sure they are working properly.

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Justin

Apr 21, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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My Reliance water heater suddenly produced only luke warmwarm water. I checked for power to the elements. Top one had nothing, bottom one had 110. I replaced the top element (which looked ok.) (power...


Lower element will always test 120V to ground since thermostats turn off one hot wire.

Listed below are suspects in order of ease.

1) Check that hot water is not running out of TP valve and down into a drain.
This will cause water heater to run all the time but not be able to keep up.

2) Test elements before replacing anything:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

3) Test electricity to water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html

4) Replace both thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

5) Final thing would be full troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

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Sep 29, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Not getting hot on bottom,how do i tell is its t stat,or element?


Turn the top thermostat temperature down and the bottom thermostat temperature up. Turn the hot-water on in a tub or shower and let it run. The bottom thermostat should activate first and send 208-to-240 volts to the bottom element. Once the power comes on, turn the water off. If power is going to the element but you cannot hear it heating or humming, it's the element.

When you are having a problem on an electric water heater, it is recommended that you replace both thermostats and elements. If one part is worn out, it will not be long until the other parts need to be replaced as well.

Sep 12, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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My new heater stopped working after 3 months upon inspection I had 240 volt to the heater and top element and nothing to the bottom element. I replaced the bottom element and both thermostats and their is...


The elements do not operate at the same time. They are designed to take turns coming on. Try setting the temperature of the top element 10 degrees lower than the bottom one, turn the hot water on in the bathtub. The bottom element should come on first. When you are done checking, turn the top element 10 degrees higher than the lower for normal operation.

Aug 28, 2010 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Hot water for 3 min electric heater. drain water . not problem . owner state heater is fairly new . never had a full tub of water in 3 4 years. of moving in.


Hi,
Your hot water heater has two elements. The top one is working, but the bottom one is not....
The problem is most likely the bottom element, but could also be the thermostat at the top element that is not switching the power down to the bottom.
Either of these problems will give you just a few minutes of hot water as only the very top of the tank ever heats up.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3689051-home_water_heaters_hot_water_heater

heatman101

Mar 16, 2010 | Water Heaters

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Low amount of hot water


You say a very new water heater. You won't get 40 gallons of hot water from a 40 gallon water heater because the continuing influx of cold water will cool your hot water down. However, it appears that your bottom water heater element needs replacing. If the top element is bad, you'll get no hot water. If your bottom element is bad, you'll get "some" hot water. Try replacing the bottom element. DON'T FORGET to turn off the electricity AND water first (closeby towels are also handy)!

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I have an old rheemglas fury 22v40 that's leaking from the bottom. What could be the cause? Also, it DOES need replacing, Who does installs at no cost at the time of purchase?


my top element to the hot water heater is working but my bottom element isnt there both brand new elements and im just not getting power to the bottom element but i have power to the top element is it possible that the top heats first and the bottom heats later running out of options!!!

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