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I need to find out the year of manufacture of my Vanguard electric hot water heater. Model #6E717 Serial # VG1296C06976 Can you refer me to a website where I can find out the age of this hot water heater? Thanks. Evelyn Haught

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Tank rusted out because anode rod depleted because water heater was not maintained according to product manual, and industry standard and water heater was not inspected each 6 months by homeowner.

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GE is made by Rheem, but the market is always changing. Rheem-based serial number shows tank was made in 1990.
Tank will last as long as anode rod(s) protects steel tank from rusting.
If your tank has two anode rods, then tanks lasts longer.
That's how companies determine if water heater is '6-year' or '12-year.'
I don't have manual for your product to say if you have 12 year tank. Side of tank might have information blurb besides mandatory label that shows serial number.
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the top element is energized until the water in the top of the tank is hot enough to satisfy the upper thermostat, then the thermostat switches and sends power to the lower element. This is done to quicken the recovery time.

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No hot water. hitting reset button starts it up but keeps tripping breaker

-Did you buy it directly from Grainger? The model # is actually 82SV30-2T. The "model #" you provided is Grainger's product code.

-Is this a new installation or is this an older water heater?

-Is this wired to a 25 amp breaker. (It should be.)

-Did you re-use existing wire? If so, is it at least #10 copper? (It has to be #10 or larger to comply with code) It isn't copper-clad aluminum or cotton over rubber insulated, right? (It should not be)

-Have you re-wired the heating elements? If so, you need to restore the wiring to the way it was configured from the factory.

Let me know if you need further assistance.


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