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Just installed an Energy Smart 40 gallon water heater and my water pressure is about 1/2 of what it was. How do I correct this?

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Hi,
The high eff. water heaters have check balls in them to keep the water from thermosiphoning and running your usage up.... this also cuts the pressure down because of the small passageway...espec.. if you have a high volume faucet such as a whirpool tub would use...
Take the pipes off of the hot and cold water at the top of the heater and take the one de3vices out and you will have pressure again...

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Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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1) Copy following links for whirlpool energy smart resources:
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2) Control box is probably bad.
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You will need model number and serial number from label on side of tank to order from Whirlpool.

3) This older-type energy smart water heater is probably discontinued by AO-Smith, American, State, Craftmaster, Reliance water heater group that makes Whirlpool and Kenmore water heaters.
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Control on whirlpool EEZ8OHD055V Blinks twice, no hot water


1) Call Whirlpool. 1-877-817-6750
Have them send 2 new thermistors (temperature sensors located above each element), and then install according to the instructions they give you.

2) Sounds like you have the American brand older energy-smart electric water heater with grey control box on top
Copy following link to exactly identify product and resources
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html#energy-old

3) Two flashes is 'high water temperature shut down.
Buy cheap multimeter from hardware store. Install battery. Set to read ohm, the upside down horseshoe symbol.
Use multimeter set to read ohms, and test thermistors
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Model #22v30FN serial# rhu08898u6983 mfg date 20 aug 2009 waterheater won,t light (installed sept 2009)


Gas water heaters are a huge field:
More information is needed for correct do-it-yourself answer. Add a comment and include what steps you have taken and what you observed at the pilot light. Include description of gas control valve.
The combustion parts may need to be cleaned, the thermoscouple could be bad, misaligned thermocouple, the system locked out from FV flammable vapor event, or overheating caused ECO energy-cut-off to trip, or air in gas line, low gas pressure, or dirty air intake, bad venting, improper venting, bad gas control valve, negative pressure, tight house, lack of combustion air, hot attic, exposure to chemicals in air, rusted parts, etc.

Add a comment any time.
Or contact Rheem at 1-800-432-8373
Or continue reading to find correct resource:

You have Rheem 30 gallon ultra low-nox gas water heater.
Knowing the gas valve is necessary for troubleshooting.
The 40 and 50 gallon version of this water heater have electronic self-diagnostic gas valve as shown on following link.
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=F4AE5B83-899F-4AC0-B09D-22A6770BE799
Open following link to identify gas valve, then add a comment and describe which gas valve you have.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

Open following link for general do-it-yourself resources, with reading resources, service manuals, images that illustrate cleaning and different gas water heater parts
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

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You are sure it is LEAKING pater at all those 4 locations-- correct?
None of the water is from condensation, right?

If you have had pressure water leaks for many years-- then likely a lot of damage has been done to the insulation-- and the sheet metal outer liner?
Does the sheet metal 'skin' (outside jacket get real warm?-- if so, you are loosing a lot of energy -- Probably time to invest in a new, better insulated, and more efficient combustion burner-
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Whirlpool 40 gallon energy smart elecrtic water heater. The control board binks once, by the panel means system start up failure,but we still have hot water,but every time we use the hot water it starts...


The evidence points to a control malfunction.
Call Whirlpool for assistance: 1-877-817-6750
You will need your model number and serial number located on label on side of tank.
Serial number is required because models change as the technology evolves.

Open following link to read product details about the Energy Smart, and download typical manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html

Note: Energy Smart water heater requires 10 gauge wire and 30 amp breaker.

Typical energy smart manual shows: 1 flash is start-up error, which indicates 'Power ON with no water in tank.'
This is not possible because at least the upper element would burn out, if not both elements.
If upper element burns out, this water heater will not make any hot water, since it is wired for ordinary non-simultaneous operation.
There cannot be air inside the tank since your hot water faucet is not spewing air.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

Also be aware that model numbers change.
Read following account of fellow who replaced control board on his 4-year-old energy smart, and how he discovered wires are reversed on newer control boards. Be sure to ask Whirlpool about this possibility, in the event they say control board is faulty and send you new board:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t8263226-our_water_heater_doing

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A leaking water heater cannot be repaired, assuming it's the tank leaking and not nearby water pipe.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

First thing is to protect your property from catastrophic tank failure where tank ruptures and water runs until it is shut off:
Tanks are under pressure when they are hot.
Close cold water shut-off located above tank.
Turn control knob to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner will not turn on.
Open hot side on tub for few moments to relieve tank pressure.

Now your property is safe.
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You checked ohms, did you check for 240V across lower element when lower element is turned on?

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has a control box on top of unit. Water heater does not have typical thermostats that can be tested and replaced. Temperature sensors located above each element send information to control box through small black and red wires. Temperature sensor sells for about $40, but there is no test listed that shows how to determine when sensors fail.

Potential problems:
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