Question about Water Heaters
Hot water heater is leaking from the bottom can I replace and parts or fix it myself?
Depends on source of leak: If gas water heater is leaking from bottom, then heater must be replaced.
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Posted on May 25, 2013
Two flashes means that the high limit temperature has been reached. Once this happens, the temperature control system will shut off. Make sure that all element access doors are in place. Push the "Push to Reset" button to restart the temperature control system. The water heater will self test for ten minutes before it will start to heat. If you get the 2 flashes again then you may need to replace one or both elements. Each element should measure 5-25 ohms.
The "thermostat" is the knob marked "Temperature Control". Make sure that the operating mode is set to 1,2 or 3.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
You have a cracked dip tube. Part at hd is under 10 dollars. Remove and replace via cold water inlet side top of water heater. Degree of labor skill 1-10 = 8.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
make sure it is wired correctly, check circuit breaker, check breaker built on to element. If all fails, and it is determined your not getting power to it, you may need a electrician. Be careful. good luck.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
SOURCE: My Rheem: Model # 41V50,
The drain valve can always be replaced so you can drain that with no worries....after it is empty open and clsoe the cold water valve to flush more...
As far as being large enough... that depends...
If you have a teenager like I do that takes 40 min showers in steaming hot water... no....
If you are running more then one shower at a time... then probably not...
The other thing that could have happened is that the dip tube for the cold water inlet has broken off or disintergrated...that happens...
Usually you will then get cold water and the gas valve will not yet have kicked on the burner, because the cold water is not going to the bottom...
If it is a new install... check thet the supply and return are hooked up correctly...
thermostat is gas vavle may also be bad, but not too likely...
Posted on Feb 25, 2011
Testimonial: "Thank you for your information. I will try to drain the tank first."
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