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One of the heating elements is burned out. check them with an ohm meter to see what one, very easy. DON'T DO THIS JOB IF YOU DON'T KNOW PROCEDURE!!!!!!! this heater is run by 220 volts, the kind that'll kill ya if your not careful. if you have to call plumber, you can give him the tank info, tell him it is a bad element, and he'll come do it for you. be safe!

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Runs out of hot water fast


Test elements, and if elements are good, replace both thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Rheem does not post service manuals.
If this is 3-phase balanced water heater, then information above is altered.
Otherwise parts are generic and testing steps are same

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Turn the heat higher on the hot water. So you will use less water. There is normally a knob to turn the water higher.

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There is a thin plastic fill pipe in every storage water heater. Its where the cold water is fed in from the top... it travels the entire height to the bottom, as hot water sits on top. There is likely a crack in that tube. It is replaceable, but it is a very big nuisance depending on the size of your tank.
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If this is an electric unit, you have to remove the cover to locate the thermostat. It sounds like the thermostat is malfunctioning. The excessive hot water can cause a unit to leak due to the expansion of the unit due to the overly hot water. Make sure that your breaker is off before you remove the covers to expose the thermostat.

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