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Rheem 50 gallon gas water heater less than one year old runs out of hot water almost immediately. They changed the thermostat and it worked for a few weeks then it stopped again. Any ideas?

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It could also be the dip tube. this is a tube that is installed at the time the unit is made.it is a plastic tube that is on the cold intake side of the hot water heater.it may have fallen inside the unit or may not be in the unit at all check to see if there is a plastic tube this will help the heater stay hotter for a longer period of time. good luck with your project.

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