Question about Rheem 82V40-2 Fury Electric Residential Water Heater, 40 Gal
I have a Rheem electric hot water heater model number 82v40-2, the pressure relief valve makes a buzzing noise and releases water. Once I flip the lever to release any pressure, it stops. This happens after I use hot water (shower, laundry) at a certain point it will stop. This was happening before about 2 weeks ago, than stopped. I replaced the pressure relief valve one day ago with the exact replacement, that did not work. I changed the upper and lower thermostats with OEM Rheem thermostats, same problem. After changing the Pressure relief valve I did bleed the system in the three rooms that has hot water. The hot water heater is 7 years old, I drained the water level just below the pressure relief valve before changing it and I did not see any rust or contaminants in the water. I also reduced the temperature to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. What next? Eddie
Posted by Anonymous on
Add an extrol expansion tank to the piping. You can get one for about thirty dollars from the hardware store.
Posted on Dec 13, 2014
SOURCE: Water Heaer Problems
Although rare the pipes may both me hotter near the heater and the cold water line will get colder the farther back you go from the heater. Now I would do yourself a favor and hire another plumber to do the work on your water heater because from what your telling me these guys don't know anything about water heaters and I suspect they may have bumped your TPR valve (although if you ask them I'm almost positive they'll deny it). Here's what happens. From not be being used all the time the TPR valve gets buildup in it from your water lines, and as soon as the lever is pushed the TPR valve will constantly leak water until it is replaced. I would try replacing that first. To replace it simply unscrews with a wrench, just be sure to turn your water heater off and drain it halfway before replacing. That is the least expensive option. Next I would try putting in an Amtrol Expansion tank. Your local home store can get you the right one. It expands when there is excess pressure in the line. A plumber would have to install this and if you already have one make sure it is working properly. These are the only two things that would make a TPR valve leak. So while the two are not linked, I still don't think it is a coincidence.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
Open following link to see step-by-step.
BE CAREFUL, tank must be turned OFF and water COOL before removing TP valve.
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
SOURCE: Our gas water heater (Rheem
Sounds like a plumbing problem.
Since no tap gets hot water, chances are good the problem lies in the hot water pipes between the water heater to the first Tee.
Look for sediment lodged in water heater hot water pipe.
Or sediment lodged in elbow or Tee.
Other problems can be in play.
Faulty check valve or mixing valve if these are installed.
Faulty recirculation system if this is installed.
Also crossover at single-handled faucet where the cartridge is bad and lets the cold water flow into hot water pipe whenever another faucet is turned on. If you are getting cold water out the hot tap, and you know the hot water heater has hot water, then crossover is suspect > in addition to sediment blockage at hot water heater.
Upvote the help.
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.
Posted on May 15, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 11, 2015 | Water Heaters
Feb 24, 2013 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...
Sep 09, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters
Jul 30, 2011 | RHEEM 40 GAL ELEC Water Heater 6YR SC...
Feb 19, 2011 | Rheem 30 GAL ELEC SHORT Water Heater 6YR...
Feb 15, 2011 | Rheem Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve
Hot water pressure relief valves serve two functions. The first is to remove high-pressure water from the hot water tank. The second function is to act as a high temperature valve to remove water that exceeds a predetermined point for the valve. Both of these relief settings are preset at the valve factory. Many pressure relief valves will come with a metal tag that identifies these release points. If you're attempting to remove the hot water heater pressure relief valve, pay careful attention to ensure that you replace with the correct valve.
Your hot water heater has a pressure relief valve safety mechanism. When pressure inside the water tank exceeds certain limitations, the valve opens up to allow the pressure to be released. A faulty pressure relief valve will not release excess pressure, which could cause extensive damage to your home. You should test the hot water heater pressure relief valve once every six months to ensure proper operation. If the pressure relief valve fails the test, replace the valve with a new one immediately
Locate the pressure relief valve on your hot water heater. The pressure relief valve has a lever handle on top with a drain pipe attached to it. The pressure relief valve is most often on the side of the water tank toward the top. Newer models of hot water heaters have the pressure relief valve on top of the water tank.
Inspect the area around the pressure relief valve for signs of leaking water. If there is leaking water near the relief valve connection, replace the relief valve. If no leaking is evident, proceed with testing the pressure valve.
Examine the area below the pressure relief valve drain pipe. Most water heater closets either have a drain in the floor below the pipe or the pipe is inserted into another pipe to direct the water out of the home. If the end of your drain pipe is not in another pipe or there is no drain in the floor, place a bucket under the drain pipe to catch water when you test the pressure relief valve.
Pull the lever handle on the top of the pressure relief valve up with your fingers. A working lever will lift up without difficulty.You should begin to hear water going through the drain pipe. Slowly release the lever to shut off the pressure relief valve. The pressure relief valve is good. If you did not hear water running through the drain pipe, lower the lever on the pressure relief valve and replace the valve. If the lever is difficult to raise, do not force the lever. Replace the pressure relief valve.
Feb 04, 2011 | Whirlpool Water Heaters
Dec 19, 2010 | Rheem Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve
Apr 20, 2009 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...
240 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: