Question about Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402

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Can you send me a manuel identifying all parts and how they work

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You posted under electric water heater.
Tank-type electric water heater is a simple appliance that I find fascinating.

1) I do not have specific manual that explains the parts, nor have I seen one.
However, following links give resourceful do-it-yourselfer full information how electric tank type water heater works, and how parts work together, and what the sequence of operation is, and how to troubleshoot and repair typical tank-type electric water heater.

http://www.whirlpoolwaterheaters.com/learn_more/HowWaterHeatersWork.aspx
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-water-heater-thermostat-works.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

2) If you are strictly looking for a pdf file that explains parts: Here's how I make pdf files to post on Internet:
You can copy content from links above, and paste into ordinary Office document.
Download CuteWriter for free, and then 'print' your Office document and select CuteWriter as the printer, and it will make a pdf manual.
Make manual as long or short as desired, and CuteWriter will space pages correctly.
Post your manual on your website for free, and then add a comment to this thread and include web location of your manual so others have free access to your work.

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