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My water is not getting hot I have a Rheem model # 82v40-2

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Take off both front doors on heater,one of them will have a red reset button,press it,it should heat now,if it happens again,you will need new elements

Posted on Mar 28, 2015

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: I have a probally ancient hotwater heater rheem

You will find two covers on the front.Behind each cover the you will find a thermostat ,there will be adail on it. It might be numbers like 120,150 or it might be letters,like A,B,C and so on.You take screw driver and turn to the right until you get the tempture you want.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: My Rheem hot water heater stopped putting out hot

If you are not familiar with the element, I would get someone that is familiar with one and have them do it. It's not something I would recommend you do based on your question. There's electrical, pressurized water tank, and a whole lot of water that may cause you to have a worse bad day.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My rheem water heater doesn't seem to be heating

try setting the bottom 10 degrees hoter than the top could be in short cycle (thatis the bottom calls for heat on the bottom element and set too close so goes back to top and cycles off

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a rheem water heater model # 72- 40- 1 not

First, let me say that no Rheem electric water heater that I am aware of has only 1 element.
You may have to search - but there should be one about 8 inches from the top and another behind a panel about 10 inches above the bottom. Please search again.
It is NOT possible to add an element to a "used" water heater. The inner and outer liners must both be sealed and that is done at the factory.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: not getting the amount of hot water I used to get

Remove power from WH Remove heating element covers and, insullation you will see two screws and, a red button (reset) for each element; push the button for each element to reset them; put everything back repower and, test. If the problem is still there: Remove power, test element screws with a meter set for resistance; if no continuity drain WH and, replace element(s)

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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