Question about Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402

1 Answer

I have a RheemGlas Standard 30 gallon Serial # 0590B6870 Model 81SV-30D With a slow and random drip from the drain valve. Random would be weeks with out dripping and slow would be less than a cup over a 4 day period. My question is can I take off the cap that is hopefully covering the drain valve and replace the valve. If I take off the blue and white cover will the 30 gallons drain out?

Posted by on

  • pjcalk Feb 06, 2010

    More helpful would to be how to replace without draining all over my kitchen. Is there a way to stop water before removing the broken part?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,030 Answers

You can repale it, but yes the tank will drain

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

  • Sean Wright
    Sean Wright Feb 06, 2010

    No way to stop it, you should attach a hose to the water tank and drain it as much as possible, then remove the valve

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What type of element does the rheem 30 gallon electric water heater model #71-30D serial #RH 0701230647 take?


Take element to hardware store or home center and they will match up the same wattage that is printed on end of element
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

Gene

Oct 06, 2014 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Drain valve plastic slow leak 81V-80D


If the drip is coming out of drain valve: Put a hose cap over end of drain valve.
If water is seeping out of cracked drain vale, then replace it.
If the leak is seeping around previously sealed threads, then tank may be rusted beyond repair.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Oct 06, 2012 | RHEEM 30 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

Drain valve leaking. Gor replacement part. Cannot get old valve off . Does the whole valve come off , unscrew or pull off? serial number is RN1296A 18392. Will the new part fit the same New...


If valve is dripping, buy garden hose cap and screw onto valve.
Whole valve unscrews counterclockwise.
If valve is plastic, expect it to break off.
If valve is brass, use cheater bar on your pipe wrench.
I don't know that serial number or part number, but drain valves are standard 3/4" pipe thread.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html

Drain valve can be rusted in place and impossible to remove without draining tank and putting water heater on it's side.
Install new water heater so drain valve is accessible, and buy new water heater with brass valve instead of plastic.

Jun 15, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

2 Answers

The water leaked out overnight. We have not tried to start it again as it is still dripping water. We have a rheemglas Fury Model # 22-40 natural gas.


Open following link to troubleshoot cause and solutions for leaking water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Rusted water heater must be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

For money-saving water heater information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you via while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Feb 28, 2011 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

1 Answer

I have a rheem glas standard 30 gallon model # 81sv-30d water heater with upper and lower watages 3500. how do i know what size heating element i need?


Look on label on side of tank.
Wattage of tank will be element wattage. This is true if tank has one or two elements since both elements are never ON at same time.
Simply go to hardware store and buy 3500W element.
Take phone photo to store if needed for identification.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html
Wattage appears on end of each element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Voltage-printed-on-element-.jpg

Feb 12, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

I own a Rheem Power Vent with powerglo ignition system - model # 21 vp50-1 50 gal, serial # rn 089d06577 ---i've noticed water on the floor around the water heater, i thought maybe the tank was rusting out...


The plastic drain valve is a possibility. Also the Temperature/pressure relief valve is typically piped close to the floor if there is a drain near by. People tend to ignore water heaters. The TPR valve really should be excersized annually. If it won't re-seat, then it should be replaced. Second the tank should be partially drained annually to drain any solids that have accumulated in the bottom over time. If you don't do this frequently the drain valve can become almost impossible to operate.

Aug 05, 2010 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

1 Answer

We have a fast drip coming from the drain, what does that mean?


The pressure relief valve is going bad causing water to run out of drain line. They are easy to replace and they are a standard 3/4' threads. Turn power off and drain water down till no water comes out of drain if you lift the lever on the relief valve.
Lowes or Home Depot will carry a replacement for this heater. The T & P valve is a safety feature that will open if the pressue get's to high due to high heat in heater. With this you would get a blast of hot water running out.
T & P valve start to go bad they start dripping and evenually can not hold water back. This is a early sign for you to replace before it goes to running out.

Jun 02, 2010 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

1 Answer

Water dripping out of drain line on my Rheem Water Heater


The T & P valve is connected to the drain and it may be bad causing it to drip. You could try lifting the lever and then closing it back on it to see if it will seal. Also check the thermostat for heat setting, but than likely it is going bad.

It is a pressure relief valve and normally last about 5 years or more before they need to be replaced. The purpose of this valve is to protect heater from building up pressure and protecting the home, It releases water once the heater reachs beyond the limit of the valve can handle.

It is a standard 3/4" thread and can be removed with a pipe wrench. Just turn power, water off and drain water down to just below where the drain is.

Lowes or Home depot shoul dhave one just ask for a pressure relief vakve for a Hot Water Heater. prices range around $15.00.

May 31, 2010 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

1 Answer

Dripping from drain spout


If you are refering to the "Dripping coming from the preasure tempature valve,Then just turn off the valve where the water goes into the heater and open the P/T valve with a bucket below it draining only emought water to get below the level where it reaches.     Normally the drain valves are plastic with a Male hosebib attached.  Attach a  garden hose to the rain and run it out to a point lower that the vaslve in order for gravity to drain the tank.The valve opens counter clock wise. If the valve is stuck or does not drain,and you have a foor drain handy,remove the whole valve and replace it with a boiler drain valve.  If The tank is located below the drain level then you will have to either pump or carry the drain water to the higher level.     Replace the P/T valve  and reinstall the associated associated piping. I would use tefelon tape on the P/T pipe theads.    You may have to open a hot water faucet in order for the air to replace the water in the tank ,in order to drain. 

Jan 31, 2009 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402 Logo

430 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rheem Water Heaters Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

gizmonix

Level 1 Expert

13 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15478 Answers

Are you a Rheem Water Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...