Question about Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF
Posted by Anonymous on
You've done well with having a water heater lasting much longer than the average. Most water heaters will last anywhere from 10-15 years with normal water conditions, somewhat shorter with mineral and sediment issues, etc. Since you've already flushed the tank, which is always the first thing to do, I think you've taken the right steps.
That being said, I believe your tank is failing and you should replace it soon, as having the contamination issues continue will reek havoc with your laundry and could ruin a lot of clothes.
Yes, getting 19 years is pretty good, but the time has come to replace it. Hope this helps you with your decision. Best Regards!
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
It could be a thermocouple but first take the whole pilot assembly out and disassemble it. Clean it very good (compressed air is ok) especially the orifice inside the pilot horn. You may just have a weak pilot. If the flame is in good contact with the thermocouple and problem still exist, then change the thermocouple. I believe in doing the free things first.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
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