Question about Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF

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Hi.. I am getting dirty water coming out of the hot water taps only.. The heater is about 6 years old.... Any advice is appreciated

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1) Try cleaning out and flushing water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

2) Problem could be that anode rod is depleted and water heater is rusting out.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

3) If water heater is still under warranty, then contact seller or installer, or contact manufacturer directly.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html
Find age of water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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