Question about Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

1 Answer

We have the Rheemglas standard model #81V52DT-C and we have issues where sometimes the water is really hot and sometimes its not. It seems to run out of hot water quickly too when taking a shower. We can't find the owner's manual online anywhere to research what part might need replacing either. The product list on this site doesn't even list our water heater model #.

Posted by on

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.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 455 Answers

Hello, The cold water dip tube is busted.How old is the unit?A plumber can make a new one but might not be cost effective.

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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

Rheemglas standard energy miser electric water heater model #81vr-80 gal serial #RH0501c00664. Does it have two heating elements and where are they?


it does have 2 elements they are located under the 2 panels on the heater you will find them under the covers on the front they will be connected to the thermostats follow the wiring. besure to turn off the power before working on it and use a tester to double check

May 31, 2014 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

I need anode rod for my rheemglas fury model # 81V52DT. do you know what the part # is or maybe the dementions. There seems to be several diffrent ones out there. Thanks


Anode rods are generic and available from local plumbing supply store or internet.
Just cut it off so it drops into the tank without touching the bottom or sediment on the bottom.
If there is not enough room above the tank to install new rod, then buy anode rod with sausage links.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Open following link for Rheem parts: page 7 shows anode rods
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-parts-list.pdf

Jul 02, 2011 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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

Our hot water has been getting much more hot than usual - we don't run out of hot water, and the hot doesn't fluctuate between really hot and then cool. We had it set to a lower temp (~125F), so can...


The first thing I would do is to turn the thermostat up and down several times,wait a few mins. and do it again. Then run hot water until element comes on. Let it run for a few mins and then turn it back to lowest setting.
I never really came up with a good reason why this works some times but I always tried to save money for my customers and quite often I was 30 or more miles to supply house and it was a cheap fix.
I think you probably will end up replaceing thermostat like your thinking so good luck. Thank you.

Dec 27, 2010 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

My water is not getting hot


Under the top cover on the side of your water heater, cover's a thermostat that has a red reset button that may be tripped. Press it to reset.
If you have access to a wire tester to test electricity coming into water heater. Check your breaker box for a tripped breaker and power to element's..

Below is a link with information about water heater's that will be helpful to you.
http://www.water-heater-repair-guide.com/waterheaterthermostat.html

http://www.water-heater-repair-guide.com/electricwaterheatertroubleshooting.html

Jun 16, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

Rheemglas standard 81sv520 not working


The top element may have failed. Both elements have to be working to ensure a rapid supply of hot water on demand.

Jun 10, 2017 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Warm water only


You can eliminate the shower control knob possibility by turning on your hot water anywhere else in the house. If you get hot water in other places, then it could be the knob causing it. A substantial lime buildup in the tank can also cause poor heat transfer from the elements to the water.

Sep 16, 2009 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

Hot Water Overflow


Do you have an expansion tank tank  in the line leading into water heater? If not what is happening is that the water is no longer allowed to go back into the city supply.  You said that you had turned it off while you left so the water heats up and has no place to go so the preasure/ temperature P/T valve  opens and lets out the excess water from the expanded supply (heater water) that has no where else to go. It used to be that the extra expanded water just backed up into the supply pipe and back into the main. That is no longer possible in most places by the  National Plumbing code.    The answer may be to install the expansion tank into the incoming line. You can see then now at  all hardware stores where water heaters are sold.

Jan 04, 2009 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

1 Answer

Rheem small 6 gallon water heater vibration/noise


If the water heater is working fine than I would not worry about the function of the water heater. What the problem may be is that some of your WATER LINES HAVE MOVED, AS THEY WERE NOT SECURED PROPERLY. The sound you may have heard was the Copper or PVC(Plastic) lines just getting back comfortable. I Suggest checking that your water lines are secured about every 3 or 4 feet with the proper ancjhor....Metal for metal pipe, copper for copper pipe, etc. Sometime as in my house, pipes are run through a hole drilled through a stud or a piece of wood, usually when hot water is run through this pipe. You can here an expansion of the water line interacting with the pipe expanding, if the hole in the wood was not drilled big enough......Experience of remodeling a very old house.......Joe

Dec 31, 2008 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater Logo

1,159 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...