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We own a Rheem Professional 410 Electric water heater. We employ a filter system and a UV system since our source is lake water which is tested regularly and clean and clear. We change filters every 3 months or so. Due to a foul odor from the hot water tap only, we had all the filter mediums replaced and the system shocked about a year ago, but this foul odor re-occurs in the hot water every couple of months. We regularly reshock the system with clean filters and bleach, but it continues to re-occur. Two weeks ago we also emptied the hot water tank and added bleach to the filter, but once again, the odor is back. Is there something inside the hot water tank that could cause this odor and how do we do a better job of flushing it, rather than just empting it. Regards, C. Garrett

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Hello CATHY Have the ANODE rod replaced in the heater.That should help as they wear out over time.

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Need manual for model # GE50M06AAG


GE is a Rheem-made product:
Any generic electric water heater manual will work for this heater since it uses same standard wiring, generic parts, and materials used for years to make electric water heaters. Nothing special. Except do not expect many specifics from any Rheem manual pertaining to insulation thickness or comprehensive troubleshooting.

Copy following link. Click on tab for specs and docs:
http://www.rheem.com/product/residential-electric-water-heaters-fury

If you have specific question about water heater troubleshoot or maintenance, copy following links for professional diy resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

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Aug 20, 2013 | General Electric Water Heaters

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Energy factor rating


Rheem 50 gallon Pro52-2 has EF .95, which makes it ordinary 240Volt 4500 watt non-simultaneous electric water heater that produces about 21 gallons hot water per hour, with 67 gallon first hour delivery.
Recommend 80 gallon per hour first hour for oversized bathtub.
http://bostonheatingsupply.com/Rheem/Rheem%20Residential%20Electric/Professional/Rheem_ResidentialElectric_Professional%20Spec%20Sheet.pdf

Maintain electric water heater and it will last indefinitely.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Anode rod is located on top in separate port.
Anode keeps tank from rusting.

Year of Rheem water heater manufacture shows 3rd and 4th digit of serial number.

Nov 25, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Service proceedure on Rheem 16225088 .


You posted under typical Rheem tank-type electric water heater, but don't say what service you want to perform.
Listed below are typical actions one takes with electric water heater:

1) Flush tank each 6 months to prevent sediment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#flushelectric
2) Inspect and replace anode rod.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
3) Test electricity from breaker box to water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html
4) Troubleshoot electric water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html
5) Clean sediment out of water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html
6) Save money
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html
7) Do it yourself information
http://waterheatertimer.org/Do-it-yourself-water-heater-timer.html

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Mar 06, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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We have a Rheem 50 gal water heater, model # 81MV52D B. Is there a way to test the heating elements to see if they are working properly?


1) You can test Rheem 4500 watt elements using steps on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

2) Take 30 minutes and do complete troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

3) How electric water heater works
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

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Jan 16, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I have a Rheem Electric water heater Model#71-52DB. It has no power and not heating when it does have power.


You need to troubleshoot water heater and electric going to water heater.
Troubleshoot takes about 45 minutes.
Typical electric water heater tank is fully repairable by homeowner using generic parts from home center or hardware.
Links below walk you through the steps:

http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Buy $5 multimeter from Lowes or Home Depot or Ace:
Install battery in multimeter.
When testing voltage, rotate multimeter dial to 240 or 250 or 277 VAC.
When testing continuity or elements, rotate multimeter dial to ohms (upside down horseshoe symbol is ohms)
Image of Multimeter

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

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I am only receiving half of the normal amount of hot water.


You have electric water heater.
Electric water heaters are fully repairable by homeowner, excluding hybrid type.

Rheem electric water heaters:
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/electric_water_heaters/
Rheem fury series manuals and models
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=09DF2BDD-5E11-4D32-B574-84ACFB8A4619

Age of Rheem water heater is shown first 4 digits of serial number located on side of tank: for example 0705 means July 2005.
Serial number also shows model number & wattage of elements in case you need to buy new generic 4-bolt type 4500 Watt element from hardware store.

A) If your water heater receives very cold incoming water, it may not heat fast enough to keep tank warm.
Add a tempering tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html
Add insulation over entire water heater except TP valve. Insulate pipes completely.
Read more information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

B) 40 or 50 gallon water heater is 240Volts and tank will have 2 access panels on front.
Rheem ships all water heaters with 4500 Watt elements.

Narrow down the suspects:
C) Water heater has some hot water.
This tells us upper element is working.
And that water heater electricity is working.
And that reset button is not tripped.
And that heater is not experiencing run-away overheating event.

That gives us 3 solid suspects.
1) lower element is burned out. Test lower element using inexpensive multi-meter from Home Depot.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
Replace element with same wattage shown on label, and clean out sediment:
This will restore water heater to full 99% efficiency.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

2) Upper or lower thermostat is bad. Replace both thermostats for about $25.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
If you want to test thermostats and all parts before replacing anything:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

3) Burned or shorted wire. Turn off power. Open covers on side of tank. Remove insulation. Inspect parts for signs of high heat and burning. Especially lower element. Tighten any loose wires. Replace part that shows signs of burning.
Put insulation and cover back over thermostats so cooler outside temperature doesn't cause thermostat to misread tank temperature.

geno_3245_185.jpgRheem 4500 watt element

Dec 14, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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The water want stay hot very long


You have electric water heater.
Electric water heaters are fully repairable by homeowner, excluding hybrid type.

Rheem electric water heaters:
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/electric_water_heaters/
Rheem fury series manuals and models
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=09DF2BDD-5E11-4D32-B574-84ACFB8A4619

Age of Rheem
water heater is first 4 digits of serial number located on side of tank: for example 0705 means July 2005.
Serial number also shows model number & wattage of elements.

A) If your water heater receives very cold incoming water, it may not heat fast enough to keep tank warm.
Add a tempering tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html
Add insulation over entire water heater except TP valve. Insulate pipes completely.
Read more information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

B) If cold outside temperatures are not to blame, your water heater may have a bad thermostat or bad lower element.

C) 40 or 50 gallon water heater is 240Volts and tank will have 2 access panels on front.
Rheem ships all water heaters with 4500 Watt elements.

Narrow down the suspects:
D) Water heater has some hot water.
This tells us upper element is working.
And that water heater electricity is working.
And that reset button is not tripped.
And that heater is not experiencing run-away overheating event.

That gives us 3 solid suspects.
1) lower element is burned out. Test lower element using inexpensive multi-meter from Home Depot.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
Replace element with same wattage shown on label, and clean out sediment:
This will restore water heater to full 99% efficiency.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

2) Upper or lower thermostat is bad. Replace both thermostats for about $25.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
If you want to test thermostats and all parts before replacing anything:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

3) Burned or shorted wire. Turn off power. Open covers on side of tank. Remove insulation. Inspect parts for signs of high heat and burning. Especially lower element. Tighten any loose wires. Replace part that shows signs of burning.
Put insulation and cover back over thermostats so cooler outside temperature doesn't cause thermostat to misread tank temperature.
geno_3245_183.jpgRheem element

Dec 14, 2010 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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My water is not heating in my Rheem 40 gallon electric. I pushed the reset button, but when I turn off the breaker and then on again, I do not hear the elements heating up.


Electric water heater can be repaired by homeowner
If I understand correctly, water heater is producing no hot water.
Reset button clicks in, but still no heat.

Three initial things can be causing this:
1) No power to water heater. Test across top two screws on upper thermostat for 240V. Red and black wire are attached to these screws. Screws are marked 1 and 3. Upper thermostat is same that has reset button. If power tests 120 across screws, then breaker may be off on one leg. If no power, then start testing at breaker.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

2) Upper thermostat is bad. Replace thermostat with generic upper thermostat available at hardware store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

3) Upper element is bad. Test and replace element using Rheem 4500 watt element available at hardware store. Image shown below. Look at label on side of tank for element wattage. Rheem puts 4500 watt elements into all their 240V electric water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

If upper element is burned out the tank will not heat any water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

Rheem 4500Watt element
geno_3245_98.jpg

Upper thermostats are generic and interchangeable:
geno_3245_99.jpg

Nov 23, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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