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How old is my rheem water heater? Serial no RN 17344761, model 29-40-5, 40 gallon? Thank you

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Quickest way is to call Whirlpool, give the serial # and they can give you the Manufacture date. Sometimes its on the Information tag. But most of the time it's in the serial number in code.

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Typical H2O heater with 4500 watt elements should draw around 18 amps. Check to make sure the connections for the wires at the breaker are tight, loose connections will cause the breaker to heat up. If all of this is good and the breaker is still heating up, it is time for a new breaker.

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SOURCE: I have a Rheem glas fury model 22-40 gas water - leaking

once they leak it's time for a new water heater. ther is no way to repair a tank leak

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Yes, you will need a new heater. The inner tank has rusted thru and it is way cheeper to replace the whole water heater than trying to fix the old one. 

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SOURCE: Loud blower on my new Rheem Power Vent 2 water heater

find out if it does the same noise with the venting disconnected

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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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.

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I was curious as to when my Rheem 40 gallon electric water heater was purchased and installed. I fear it may be on it's last legs. The serial number is RH0198BO4391. Model # is 71-40D B. It is the...


I think that your water heater was made in 1991 so it would be 20 years old. This is not uncommon for a electric heater but you are probably right about it being on it's last legs. The good news is that a electric water heater for use in a manufactured home is no different then other building types so they are not more expensive. Gas water heaters for manufactured homes cost anywhere between 150.00-200.00 more than standard. Thank you.

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21vp50-1 rheem water heater, the ignitor is not working


1) Rheem does not show that exact model number, since they list current products only.
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters

2) Rheem serial number shows year of manufacture on second 2 digits. So C06 was made in 2006.
Today's manual might not have troubleshoot steps that match older product.

3) 21vp50 is 50 gallon power vent water heater.
Open following link to identify product.
New models have Honeywell electronic gas valve with LCD flashing error codes.
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=C24E3F52-A6A4-4BC7-AF5B-0DF23A7A0263
http://waterheatertimer.org/gas-water-heater-timers.html#Rheem

4) Sample manual for newer power vent models shows error codes and troubleshoot steps:
http://globalimageserver.com/fetchDocument.aspx?id=a92c7d0e-8a95-48ba-8810-cd714f33d47a

5) Earlier Fixya answer suggests where to buy ignitor for 21vp50:
PART #HSI51409A
http://www.fixya.com/support/t3641891-rheem_21vp50_1_igniter_stopped

6) Your manual should show troubleshoot steps and expanded parts list.
Always save manuals like gold, and save searching later for a manual at Fixya.
If we can't find the manual, then our answers are limited to suggestions and guesses, since we're not on-site and can't perform troubleshoot steps for you.

7) Post your question on professional water heater forum
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

8) Call Rheem and they can possibly suggest which local service technician will work on that model:
2600 Gunter Park Drive East
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-1413
Phone: 1-800-432-8373.

9) Call a local plumber.

10) Install inexpensive home-center brand gas water heater yourself:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Where do I find the serial number for a Rheem Stellar gas storage hot water unit


Serial number should be on label on side of tank.
Labels contain information like model number, tank capacity and BTUs
First 4 digits of serial number are date of manufacture: for example 0604 is June 2004
Take photo of label for easy reading and for your records

http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters/

Label for Craftmaster Gas 30 gallon:

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Rheem Power Vent model RN 21-VP40-1 gas water heater no hot water but venting runs. Is it the ignitor or the thermostqat? About 10-12 years old.


it may be the thermal coupling that is bad for the pilot light. if it goes bad the flame will go out. replace thermal coupling. so if the pilot light is out then it will not heat water. or turn burner on.

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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.

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We have a Rheem PowerVent, 36,000 water heater for nine yrs now. This is the 5th time we seem to have a problem. We only get about a 5 minute hot shower and it turns cold. Is this water heater a...


Is the water heater in a basement or an area thats cold? A water heater jacket may help.

If not ,try setting the heat up a little higher on it until you have more then a 5 min hot shower.

May pay you to get a 100 gallon heater.

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I have a Rheem glas fury model 22-40 gas water - leaking


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