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Not heating water hot enough or as much water.

Have a Rheem Model No. 71-40D B water heater. It heats water but nearly as hot as it should and the water goes cold fairly quickly (barely enough time to take a shower). Any suggestions as to what the problem could be?

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You probably have a bad heating element. Probably the upper element.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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I change the upper and lower thermostats and change the lower heater but it will not kick in write away it takes a long time

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