20 Most Recent Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater 6YR 22V50F1 Questions & Answers


Google,put model number into search followed by " user manual " , should help you find the instructions.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018


Stop wondering, replace the thing and your troubles will be over. Your troubles are inside the tank and not worth even giving it another thought. Go for it!

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017


Possible igniter trouble. Should get an expert and watch him and see what he does. That way the next time you just might be able to repair it.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Sep 14, 2017


Well you might have a pinhole leak than periodically puts out pilot light. Or you might have a bad thermocouple. Thermocouple is inexpensive and easy replacement.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on May 12, 2017


Call GE 1 800 431 1549 they will fedex you a new one free of charge

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Dec 20, 2016


What type of heater is this? I need to know the model name and make and then we can go threw the process of how to do it. Most gas heaters do not have power to them and I only know of a few tankless heaters that do.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Apr 20, 2016


Tank rusted out because anode rod depleted because water heater was not maintained according to product manual, and industry standard and water heater was not inspected each 6 months by homeowner.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

Rheem makes GE heaters.
Look at label for serial number. 3rd and 4th digit are year of manufacture.

Since this model is no longer manufactured, I suspect that 6-year warranty is expired. So ruptured tank is not covered.
Call homeowner's insurance for deductible coverage for ruptured water damage.

Buy new heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Which-is-best-gas-water-heater.pdf

Install gas water heater yourself:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Apr 04, 2016


Does this link answer your question:

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Nov 09, 2015


http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
Troubleshoot, or replace yourself?
Call rheem for recommendation
Gene
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Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on May 19, 2015


The relief valve is supposed to have a 3/4 line leading away and down to 9" from the floor . That said if it is loose, tighten it slightly and then run piping away from the controls.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


If the water heater itself is leaking it most likely cannot be repaired. If it's leaking at the presure/temp relief valve it could possibly be dangerous and needs immediate attention. If it's the pipes leading to the water heater then it's most likely worth repairing. If the tank is old and rusty it's best to replace it. If it's fairly new it might still be under a manufactures warantee. The last I knew Rheem had warantees up to 11 years, depending on the model water heater. With out actually looking at the water heater it's almost impossible to give a more definite answer, I hope this helped.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Dec 10, 2014


Error A102 ?
Where does the error code show on your model?
The XG50T appears to have honeywell gas control valve that flashes error code with series of blinks, and not LCD readout.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

If the release of water got electronics wet, then the electronic parts likely will not function.
Release of water from TP valve means temperature of water inside tank exceeded the temperature-pressure rating of TP valve.
This is a safety feature.
Water from TP can indicate thermostat failure, or other less serious issues.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-TP-valve.html

Your water heater appears to have 9 year warranty.
Serial number located on label on side of tank will have numbers- 1st and 2nd digits are week of manufacture, 3rd and 4th digits are year of manufacture,
Call Rheem since they do not post service manuals.
Other companies post service manuals and are much easier for DIYers.

Gene


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Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Dec 07, 2014


If the pilot light will not stay on, I suspect a bad thermocouple

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Nov 06, 2014


lower your thermostats a bit. If your temperature is set to the hottest setting, then chances are no relief valve will do

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Oct 29, 2014


I presume you're talking about a gas furnace, even tho the title says Rheem gas water heater. Either way, it works the same for both.

Any black coloring on the heat exchanger is *not* from overheating. Black is from a sooty flame caused by a mis-adjusted burner. (In fact, a sooty flame is less hot). There is an adjustable "air intake plate" for air to enter the burner where the gas enters the burner. A proper flame is made by adjusting this air opening so the proper gas/air mixture feeds into the burner. If the air vent is closed too much it produces a sooty flame.
The age of the furnace is the most important aspect, and that helpful to determine a likely condition of the heat exchanger and burners. Other than a badly adjusted flame, the main thing to watch for is a badly rusted out heat exchanger. But black does not mean rust.

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Oct 29, 2014


Open following link for troubleshooting and repairing typical tank-type electric water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Open following link for troubleshoot resources tank-type gas water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Rheem 50 Gallon... | Answered on Oct 23, 2014

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