Question about Rheem 82V40-2 Fury Electric Residential Water Heater, 40 Gal
Replace heating elements
1) Copy following link for replacing water heater elements:
2) Ordinary generic element from local hardware will work fine, unless you have the Rheem Marathon foam tank series which uses larger screw-head. Don't get fooled into worry generated by Rheem promotion that steers you to more expensive 'resistorized' elements or 'lifetime' elements.
3) If elements burn out frequently, make sure to vacuum out bottom of tank, and install lower wattage element.
Lower wattage will still heat the water to desired temperature set point, but will do it slower ... so instead of 20 gallon per hour recovery, you might get 17 gallon per hour recovery (depending on incoming water temperature and thermostat set point)
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Posted on Feb 01, 2013
If you are not familiar with the element, I would get someone that is familiar with one and have them do it. It's not something I would recommend you do based on your question. There's electrical, pressurized water tank, and a whole lot of water that may cause you to have a worse bad day.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
one element is off peak and one is boost could be thermostat or ripple controller in fuse box or one dead element
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
Testimonial: "It is very good advice. I bought a tester to check out both upper and lowre thermostat and heating element; I've replaced the lower heating element "
SOURCE: We have a Rheem 50
1) You can test Rheem 4500 watt elements using steps on following link:
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Posted on Jan 17, 2011
I have the same problem about every 3-4 months. Mine is also about 10 or 11. It is usually the sediment at the bottom that causes this. Once the plumber flushes it, it works again. My problem is that I dont know how he did it and the vavle is at the floor level. I am never home when it is repaired. Regular maintenance (flushing) is how you avoid this from reoccurring. That is, if that is the cause of your issue.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
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