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

1 Answer

Egg smell from hot water - Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

  • Contributor
  • 40 Answers

You either have water with a high sulfur content or need to flush your heater. you should flush your heater every year anyway. you can turn off the water and electric to the heater. and totally drain the tank when it is totally drained add more water and drain some more. then refill the tank and run a hot water faucet the tub is best to eliminate any air in the system then turn the electric back on this should solve the problem if it does not you probably have sulfur in the water and would need water treatment or filters to help

Posted on Jan 03, 2015

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 349 Answers

SOURCE: i just installed an 80 gal rheem tall water heater

Hey check out this link that I found on this matter I hope will help you with this.
http://homerepair.about.com/od/plumbingrepair/ss/trblsht_hwh_5.htm

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What could be the problem causing the rotten egg smell in the water? We have changed the anode rod.shocked the well.no sulfur. We have kinetico softener. Use iron out salt. Water heater 2 yrs old.


Some water softeners you can increase the back wash time on the unit to clear out a smell or bad taste , rotten egg smell can be sulfur. You may need a well flush but seek a well company on that for there advice as its not cheap .

May 16, 2017 | Water Water Heaters

1 Answer

Rotten eggs smell


first replace your anode rod if that doesn't work the problem is in your water look at water treatment systems

Dec 01, 2013 | Bradford White M1TW50S6FSX 50 GALLON...

1 Answer

I replaced the anode rod in my electric hot water heater but still get the rotten egg smell. Any suggestions? The heater is over 22 years old, 80 gallon.


Clean the tank with hydrogen peroxide as outlined in following link.
You may also need well company to shock-treat the well with clorox, or whatever procedure they recommend for local area.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html#H2O2

Aug 08, 2012 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

How do you check the condition of the annode tube in a hot water heater?


You'll have to disconnect the water lines from the top to pull the rod up out from within the tank. If you don't have enough clearance above the tank, you'll have to drain the tank, remove the venting and tilt it or lay it down to remove it. The sacrificial rods usually go bad prematurely on well water systems with hard water and causes a sulfur stench in your water. Here's a quick test to try before you do this: Go to the nearest faucet to the water heater and fill a glass full of cold water and another glass full of hot water and smell them. If the hot water is the only glass that smells like rotten eggs, it's most likely coming from your water heater due to your anode rod. Douglas

Oct 04, 2010 | American Standard 40 G Natural Gas Water...

1 Answer

2 month old Lochinvar Electric 30 gal heater hot water has rotten egg smell. Do not have water softener system. Well water with a lot of iron.


is it a new well.......it may go away after a while...its sulfer....sometimes when you drill well too deep you get sulpher water......

Nov 16, 2009 | Emerson InSinkErator W-152 Point-Of-Use...

1 Answer

Hot water is flowing from the water heater into


boiler type? Combi,standard,if your boiler is a combi the non return valve onto your heating line may be defective thus hot water slippng back through cold line best of luck

Oct 27, 2009 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Smelly water from electric hot water heater 40 gal.


turn the power off and flush it out by letting the tap run for an hour or so
i think it could have lime scale in it or the element is about to blow if its the type that you can get the top off look inside it you may see the fult even kettle cleaner may be needed to clean it out, but dont go drinking that water???

Oct 24, 2009 | RTO Bradford White M-1-20U6SS 19 Gallon...

1 Answer

The hot water smells like rotten eggs., only the hot water


its the mag rod in water heater-if your not using alot of hot water,and water is sitting in heater it will smell like rotten eggs-u can remove mag rod from water heater.it is in top of heater-

Jan 08, 2009 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402 Logo

164 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rheem Water Heaters Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

gizmonix

Level 1 Expert

13 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15478 Answers

Are you a Rheem Water Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...