Question about Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater
We currently have another family staying with us who are using alot more hot water. They all took showers tonight and now I am hearing a humming sound from the water heater. It is a large water heater. The sounds goes away for a bit when I turn on the water but then it begins again. I am hearing some popping and crackling also that would indicate a sediment build up. Because the water heater is more active with all this use, I am wondering if it is just time to replace this thing. The water heater was here when we moved into the house over 3 years ago and we do have fairly hard water.
It is probable a lime build up in the bottom of the water heater tank. You can remove the bottom heating element and clean the lime out, keep in mind this sometimes turns into quite a job though. And you may damage the heating element during removal and have to purchase a new element.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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