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Where can I buy a rheem water heater model 21vp40e-1a

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Thomas F. Schneider

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SOURCE: dripping from drain spout

If you are refering to the "Dripping coming from the preasure tempature valve,Then just turn off the valve where the water goes into the heater and open the P/T valve with a bucket below it draining only emought water to get below the level where it reaches.     Normally the drain valves are plastic with a Male hosebib attached.  Attach a  garden hose to the rain and run it out to a point lower that the vaslve in order for gravity to drain the tank.The valve opens counter clock wise. If the valve is stuck or does not drain,and you have a foor drain handy,remove the whole valve and replace it with a boiler drain valve.  If The tank is located below the drain level then you will have to either pump or carry the drain water to the higher level.     Replace the P/T valve  and reinstall the associated associated piping. I would use tefelon tape on the P/T pipe theads.    You may have to open a hot water faucet in order for the air to replace the water in the tank ,in order to drain. 

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: My Rheem hot water heater stopped putting out hot

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

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HANK MCNEIL

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SOURCE: I have a Rheem glas fury model 22-40 gas water - leaking

once they leak it's time for a new water heater. ther is no way to repair a tank leak

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Rheem water heater turns off by its self

Flashing code 76 is lost communication between the remote and the burner control assembly CCA (circuit card assembly). The CCA is still under warranty if purchased within the last 3 yrs. Contact Rheem customer service and have your Mod. and S/N available....explain to the agent you are recieving - flashing code 76...they'll walk you through the process.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Rheem PowerVent Mod# 21VP40E-1 A S/N 0197106452

CHECK THE POWER VENT UNIT

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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What is the part # for a Rheem 308 71 model heating element needed?


Any generic element will work.
Match wattage with current element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#parts

Rheem wants folks to buy parts from them... so Rheem tries to convince people that Rheem electric water heaters require special parts.
This is not true... ordinary generic parts will function fine on Rheem.

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Need repair and diagnosis


http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html#no-error
Fix any tankless problem quickly yourself today for $380... and install tank-type heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
Don't buy tankless... don't buy Rheem products... seriously now.

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Anode rod Installation for Rheem Water Heater Model 41VR40N


Anodes last a very long time. It will be on a pipe plug going into the machine. As long as most of it is there, it's ok.

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How do i reset my combustion shut off system on my Rheem 42v40 gas hot water heater?


Buy TRD glass vial from Rheem, clean out air intake screen.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-TRD.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Rheem does not post service manuals, leaving folks to experiment with gas appliances or pay for sevice call. Don't buy Rheem

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My Richmond tankless water heater is flashing the error code 76 and C8


Richmond is Rheem.
Following links are meant to assist resourceful do-it-yourselfer solve long term maintenance issues that tankless pose.

Error 76 is communication fault with remote control.
Check following links for Paloma 'Rheem" error codes:
http://www.palomastore.com/paloma_error_codes.html
http://www.palomatankless.com/owners/homeowner+trouble.lasso

Best place to start is your manual. Following link show typical Rheem manual with the words troubleshoot and maintenance throughout manual.
Read manual several times before buying product to see yearly maintenance requirement and complexity of tankless water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-RTG74IndoorOutdoor_owners.pdf

Rheem offers on-line chat, which you rarely see for typical tank-type water heater
http://www.rheem.com/products/tankless_water_heaters/customer_support/

Contact Rheem: they will usually kick you back to local service technician.
http://www.rheem.com/Contact.aspx

Check following link for recall list:
http://www.tankless-recall.com/tanklessSearch.aspx

Rheem website is not easiest to navigate, but manuals appear for current models.
http://www.rheem.com/products/tankless_water_heaters/

Read other Rheem questions at fixya to gain wider experience with potential problems and solutions.
http://www.fixya.com/tags/rtg_74pvn

Install DIY tank-type gas water heater and avoid the whole headache
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Post question on pro water heater forum: This is where I go to catch up on latest info in fast-evolving water heater industry.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

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Mar 17, 2011 | Rheem Tankless Hot Water Heater...

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21vp50-1 rheem water heater, the ignitor is not working


1) Rheem does not show that exact model number, since they list current products only.
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters

2) Rheem serial number shows year of manufacture on second 2 digits. So C06 was made in 2006.
Today's manual might not have troubleshoot steps that match older product.

3) 21vp50 is 50 gallon power vent water heater.
Open following link to identify product.
New models have Honeywell electronic gas valve with LCD flashing error codes.
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=C24E3F52-A6A4-4BC7-AF5B-0DF23A7A0263
http://waterheatertimer.org/gas-water-heater-timers.html#Rheem

4) Sample manual for newer power vent models shows error codes and troubleshoot steps:
http://globalimageserver.com/fetchDocument.aspx?id=a92c7d0e-8a95-48ba-8810-cd714f33d47a

5) Earlier Fixya answer suggests where to buy ignitor for 21vp50:
PART #HSI51409A
http://www.fixya.com/support/t3641891-rheem_21vp50_1_igniter_stopped

6) Your manual should show troubleshoot steps and expanded parts list.
Always save manuals like gold, and save searching later for a manual at Fixya.
If we can't find the manual, then our answers are limited to suggestions and guesses, since we're not on-site and can't perform troubleshoot steps for you.

7) Post your question on professional water heater forum
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

8) Call Rheem and they can possibly suggest which local service technician will work on that model:
2600 Gunter Park Drive East
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-1413
Phone: 1-800-432-8373.

9) Call a local plumber.

10) Install inexpensive home-center brand gas water heater yourself:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Feb 03, 2011 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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I have a Rheem 21VP40E Power Vent NatGas water heater. It was with the house when we bought it. The problem is that lately we are only getting one shower out of the unit. Even during that one shower the...


As long as the tank is not leaking. Go to Rheems website, and look up your model.
As with any large home appliance I would recommend a plumber or HVAC professional licensed by your state to perform the repairs.
I am pretty sure the part you need will be the gas valve contoller.
Please elt me know what you find.

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