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Need heater for model number 2732018.020 salesman at depot sold me one that doesn't work on my model now that the marble tops in and cut for this tub not to happy

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Does the Maytag hot water heater model number 153.335440 have a flame arrestor?


Maytag has not sold water heaters for a long time..
If water heater is older than 10 years, then it probably does not have arrestor.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

Gene


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Nov 10, 2014 | Water Heaters

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Water heater can be added to any incoming water line, either on hot or cold.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-under-counter-water-heater.html
Under-counter water heater located near tub will supply hot water just like ordinary household water heater. But it will not reheat water that circulates inside the spa tub.
Otherwise, a spa heater is made with electric element that can work with 120V or 240V. Water from tub circulates through tank that holds element. Element must be fully immersed in water.
To retrofit spa tub with this heater would require cutting water line near pump, running both ends of water line into tank with element.
Then of course you would need to retrofit adjustable thermostat to control when element is on. And integrate element operation into air control switch at tub that can override thermostat so element is not heating when tub is not in use.
Unless there is a pre-packaged kit to retrofit heater, I think adding heater would be difficult.

Jun 05, 2013 | Maax Crescendo - 100085-000 Bathtub

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I purchased a hot water heater about two years ago from home depot and lost the reciept. I need to track the purchase by the serial number can that be done


1) Look for brand name of your heater on following .pdf file:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Find-Age-of-water-heater.pdf

2) Home Depot sells GE heaters made by Rheem.
I am assuming that serial number starts with 1209, and that year of manufacture is 09 for 2009.

3) These water heaters have glass vial that breaks when combustion chamber experiences overheating due to dirty combustion parts, clogged air intake, exposure to flammable vapor.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-TRD.html

4) Water heater warranties are usually first-year: full parts, labor and tank. After first year: parts and tank but no labor.
Warranty may be pro-rated and the value diminishes as water heater ages.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

5) Warranty may not apply is customer has not followed installation and maintenance as shown in product manual, such as checking anode rod, and yearly service by trained technician.

Dec 06, 2012 | Water Heaters

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We have a ge electric water heater - last night we set a new jug of detergent on top of it over the electric plate on the top of the unit - it had a hole ( small leak) in the bottom - it leaked all night...


You flooded water heater wiring compartment with detergent, and the wires were shorting so you turned off power and cleaned detergent. Now water heater doesn't work.

1) The heat from shorting might have tripped ECO reset button.
Open top cover on water heater, and push in red reset ECO button.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Jly-022-thermostat2-175.jpg
Be sure to re-install insulation and cover.

Other steps:
2) Turn off power. Remove wire nuts. Cut off copper ends of wire, and re-strip each wire so fresh copper shows. Make sure no detergent is on the copper. Use new wire nuts and twist very tight against copper wire.
3) Cut back burned ground wire. Remove ground screw and clean thoroughly. And then reattach clean copper to ground screw.
4) Turn power back on.

5) If water heater still does not work, then test across top two screws on upper thermostat for correct voltage.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Jly-022-thermostat3-175.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html

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Sep 12, 2011 | General Electric Water Heaters

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Rheem water heater model #82V661 serial # RH0106D11663 leaking water at lower panel. Water is coming from above wiring and control panel. Is this fixable or need to be replaced? Mfg date is 01/2006


You have 240volt electric water heater
Check both elements for leaking.
Check top of tank for leaking pipes.

If water heater is leaking from side of tank, then tank is rusted out and could rupture.
This tank must be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

My friend welded his tank to get more life out of tank, but he assumed the risk.

Hot water heaters are under pressure from heated water which expands.
If tank ruptures, water will flood out of tank and water will run until shut-off is turned OFF.
This causes major damage inside home.

Protect yourself first, and then let's talk more.
1) Turn off water at shut off located on cold water line above tank.
2) Turn off power to water heater:
Gas heater, rotate valve to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner does not turn ON.
Electric heater, turn off circuit breaker.
3) Open tub spout on hot side and let run a bit to relieve pressure.
4) Now your property is safe.

You can limp along with failed heater if leak is slow.
Turn heater ON when you need hot water.
Typical Gas heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour.
Typical Electric heater makes 21 gallons hot water.
Shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water, bath uses 12-14 gallons hot water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Water-heater-reference-guide-2.jpg

If you are going to install heater yourself:
Look at label on side of old tank to identify size and particulars.
I buy ordinary heaters from Lowes and Home Depot and always buy scratch-n-dent models when possible, because superficial damage to outer tank does not lower lifespan of heaters I have installed.
Buy same size heater if it worked fine before.
Buy new flexible water connectors.
Set water heater in drip pan.
Offer 10% less than price shown. Make them deal with you. Shop Ace hardware, Lowes, Home Depot. Kick the tires since you have a bit of time.

I know you have electric heater, but many folks read these answers, so I include info on gas too.
#1 rule) tankless heaters are a rich-man's toy, because tankless will never pay you back, and will become major money pit if you encounter 1 repair. Electric tankless heaters require larger electric service box. Gas tankless require larger gas line (larger gas line, more gas consumption, bigger bill unless you cut consumption)
2) How to install gas heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-gas-water-heater.html
3) How to install electric heater:
Read link above because many of same steps apply to electric.
The difference with electric, is turn off power, disconnect wires, and reconnect wires exactly like before. Set electric heater directly on insulated surface like dense blue styrafoam. Cut styrafoam in circle so it fits inside dip pan. Wrap entire electric heater with insulation blanket, except don't cover TP valve.
4) Connect bare copper jumper wire between hot and cold pipes to prevent stray current corrosion which will shorten life of tank. Make sure cold water line is grounded.

Also read:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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Jan 07, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Seems as though there is a whole in the tank causing wter to spew out, The whole is yhe top of the tank and appears to be very small, can this be patched or soldered?


If water heater has a hole, then water heater is rusted out and must be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Immediate problem is ruptured tank.
Water heaters are under pressure, and rusted water heaters rupture and water runs until water is shut off.
This causes major damage inside home.

Protect yourself first, and then let's talk more.
1) Turn off water at shut off located on cold water line above tank.
2) Turn off power to water heater:
Gas heater, rotate valve to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner does not turn ON.
Electric heater, turn off circuit breaker.
3) Open tub spout on hot side and let run a bit to relieve pressure.
4) Now your property is safe.

You can limp along with failed heater if leak is slow.
Turn heater ON when you need hot water.
Typical Gas heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour.
Typical Electric heater makes 21 gallons hot water.
Shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water, bath uses 12-14 gallons hot water.

If you are going to install heater yourself:
Look at label on side of old tank to identify size and particulars.
I buy ordinary heaters from Lowes and Home Depot and always look at scratch-n-dent models.
Buy same size heater if it worked fine before.
Buy new flexible water connectors.
Set water heater in drip pan.
Offer 10% less than price shown.

#1 rule) tankless heaters are a rich-man's toy, because tankless will never pay you back, and will become major money pit with 1 repair.
2) How to install gas heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-gas-water-heater.html
3) How to install electric heater:
Read link above because many of same steps apply to electric.
The difference with electric, is turn off power, disconnect wires, and reconnect wires exactly like before. Set electric heater directly on insulated surface like dense blue styrafoam. Cut styrafoam in a circle so it fits inside dip pan.

Also read:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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Jan 01, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Reliance electric water heater - A 95 [1995] Model 5 40 / 3500 W Max. - 240 AC Volts. Checked upper element and thermostat [fine]. Lower element and thermostat have lot of corrosion due to...


The salesman at the hardware store should be able to confirm my answer.
Match up the voltage, wattage and thread size and you should be good.
My element burned out two years ago and aside from draining the water, the job only took a few minutes and I was back in service.
Gary

Dec 15, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Hot water is spraying out the plastic coupler that comes out of the water heater up to the pipe. Want to know if there is any way to fix this problem in expensively.


First thing to do is wrap rag or towel around spraying joint to localize water.
Next, turn off power to water heater.
If gas, rotate knob to pilot so pilot light stays lit but burner does not come on
If electric, turn off circuit breaker.
Close cold-water shut off valve above tank.
Open tub valve to release pressure on water heater.

Wait for water to cool before working on water heater to avoid high pressure scalding water.
When finished, make sure tank is full of water and water comes out of tub valve before turning on power.

Water heater should not have plastic couplings.
I can't see your problem exactly, but water heaters have 3/4" nipples coming out of top.
Easiest solution is use flexible connectors from Lowes or Home depot.

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Flexible connectors are 24" or 30" long and have 3/4" nut on each end, so disassemble existing pipes using pipe wrench.
Lowes and Home depot can help you select appropriate pipe >> take several phone-photos of your pipes to home center so they can see your problem precisely.
Attach 3/4" male adapter on end of pipe.
Attach flexible connectors between pipe and water heater nipple.
Cold water line has shut off ... make sure this attached to nipple marked cold.
Make sure hot pipe is attached to nipple marked hot.
Use teflon tape on threads.

Add a comment if you need more help.

Dec 09, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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How do I change the heating element on my 50 gallon electric Reliance 501 hot water heater? Where can I get the heating elements?


Buy elements at local hardware store or home center, like Lowes
Look at label on side of tank.
Label shows element wattage.
Element is also printed on end of element in tiny letters-numbers.
Typical elements are 4500 and 5500 watts.
Tank needs 10 gauge wire and 30 amp breaker for 5500 watt element.

Water heaters are fully repairable by homeowner.

1) Have you tested water heater to see if element is problem? You need cheap multi-meter from Home Depot.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

2) To change element
a) turn off power
b) drain water from drain valve ... once it starts draining, loosen element slightly while tank still has weight to hold against you turning element wrench.
Here's what to do if water heater won't drain:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html
c) open covers on tank, remove element using element-wrench from hardware store or home center.
If element won't come out:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-remove-old-water-heater-element.html
d) Clean out tank if needed.
e) Replace element.
f) Fill tank entirely with water before turning on power or element will burn out.
g) Once tank is filled, and water flows steady out of tub spout, turn on power.
Each steps above is shown on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

3) You need to buy some things:
Screw-in type (not bolt-in type) Element that matches wattage on tank label. New Element comes with washer.
Inexpensive Element wrench.
Inexpensive multimeter if you are going to test parts first.
Some pieces of pipe and hose if tank sediment needs to be cleaned out.
Washing machine hose if tank will not drain (return after job is done).

4) Also:
You need flat tip and phillips screwdriver.
Lighting to work on tank
Some WD-40 if element is stuck in place.
Garden hose to drain tank.
Shop vac and duct tape if you need to vacuum out sediment.
Tarp to protect floor and carpet
Maybe a knife to cut back insulation on wire if wire is burned at element.

Web links above go through entire process step by step.
Add a comment if you need more help, I'll be back around 5 CST

Nov 30, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I want to buy an anode rod for my whirlpool water heater. Mod # E2F80HD045V. Cannot find the part number.


The part you need is actually the following as it was made for Whirlpool by AMERICAN WATERHEATERS:

Part for AMERICAN WATERHEATERS, Model # E2F80HD045V
Number: 4710185 Category: Plumbing and Heating Length: 53.90 Width: 1.10 Height: 1.00 It is sold by Sears and is available for $17.99.
Good luck with your repair!

Mar 13, 2010 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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