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Hi! i have a rheem 82V40-1 WATER HEATER THAT WON'T HEAT THE WATER. I CHECKED THE POWER AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING. ANY IDEA ON WHAT IT CAN BE. I'VE HAD THIS WATERHEATER FOR 5 YRS ALREADY.

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Hi,
The heatings elements go bad and or the thermostat can also go bad...check also that the reset did not kick out...


If your electric hot water heater is not working...check out this tip about electric hot water heater problems

Electric Water Heater not Working


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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
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Upper thermostats are generic and interchangeable:
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Shut off electric current from the breaker switch to Rheem electric water heater for the summer on May 2, 2010 since no hot water needed for the summer. In an attempt to turn on the breaker switch to the...


hi, might want check the thermostat switch, and the heating element. the heating might rusted out, if water wasn't drain out over summer thanks.

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I have a rheem model 81V800 A that isnt heating the amount of water it used to...seems like half..any sujestions?


Depending on the age and water hardness in your area, sediment buildup is the most likely cause of this issue. Other problem that you may run into are:
One burnt out heating element.
A bad thermostat.
A broken dip tube.
The heater is running on half power.
To run a maintenance check on your Rheem water heater you will need a voltmeter and a 4-way screwdriver.
Follow the testing procedure in this link.

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New Rheem electric 50 gallon not heating


Check the elements, if you have access to a meter to check them. If they are getting power to elements and you have no hot water.
The elements are not working correctly. I had some elements check out ok till the thermostat's turned on and the elements didn't heat.
Sounds like the elements are bad.

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Sounds like a squirrel inside water heater


Hi,
The noise is inherent in electric hot water heaters. It is the noise that the water makes when it is being heated by electric heating elements. Mineral buildup on the elements can make it worse, so changing the elements can help...but will not totally elimenate the noise. When I install a new tank and turn it on all I have to do is listen to it to see if it is working or not...even brand new will make a sound...it is the sound of hot water... :-)

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My rheem water heater doesn't seem to be heating the water. I have a Rheem model 81SV40D and the water is not hot and doesn't seem to get hot. I have checked the dials on the water heater and they are set...


try setting the bottom 10 degrees hoter than the top could be in short cycle (thatis the bottom calls for heat on the bottom element and set too close so goes back to top and cycles off

Jan 04, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Water heater not heating water.


Hi, W/D here.
You'll need an electrical test meter to find what ails ya. The reset button was a good idea, and it may help. If not:
1. Disconnect the power to the water heater (Trip the breaker to "Off").
2. Check the electrodes where they screw into the tank. There are two terminals. Test for continuity. If either electrode tests open, replace it.
3. With power on the heater, test for power through each thermostat to the electrode and back. Replace any defective thermostats.
Hope that this helps you, --W/D--

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