20 Most Recent Rheem Water Heater Drain Valve Questions & Answers

But if tank is empty for days, you don't want the water heater firing, since it will eventually affect the metal heat-transfer surface between water and flame.

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Rheem Water... | Answered on Jan 25, 2013

Easiest to put hose cap over end of drain.
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Rheem Water... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011

Hello tiletnickm, first, the plumber's tape and bottle cap is very clever! GREAT JOB!
Many of those valves do have a stem that can be replaced, however, finding the right parts at the big box stores can prove challenging. If you have a local plumbing supply store they seldom have the part in stock, but can usually order the right part for you.

Something you may consider if you haven't drained your water heater in the past year, ( most manufactureres recommend draining them atleast once a year to prevent buildup and extend the life of the water heater ), it could be much less time consuming to drain the tank and then change the valve.
I hope this is helpful my friend!

Rheem Water... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

POWER OFF ..ya i think its plastic so if it does break you can picj it out with a screw driver and A HACKSAW BLADE. then go buy a brass plug or a new valve.. a ball valve would be nice.. did you know that you shold drain the tank EVERY YEAR ! AND SHUT THE POWER OFF
if i was of help please tell me.. tahks ..jay

Rheem Water... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010

it should be a hose bib located about two inches from the water heater's base; on the side of the water heater.

Rheem Water... | Answered on Aug 03, 2010

Go to homedepot/lowes/ace and get a brass 3/4 long stem hose bib.Abanodon plastic is useless.

Rheem Water... | Answered on Apr 01, 2010

i don't know. be very careful when working with propane.
if this happened to my freezer, i'd guess it was the thermostat. if safe and accessable, consider turning off
fuel supply. if adjustable, mark where thermost's setting is.
turn thermostat down and up or hot and cold a few times.
set the thrmostat at a few degrees lower than the mark.. restart the heater and see if tank will now provide constant hot water.

Rheem Water... | Answered on Oct 12, 2019

i think its "child lock" meaning u need to reset it somehow to clear it.

Rheem Water... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

any plumbing or maybe even an a/c supply should or can get it. there cheap

Rheem Water... | Answered on Sep 09, 2019

The 30 Amp breaker should be okay for the 5500W water heater. The Rheem Performance Plus 50 gallon water heater, XE50M09EL55U1, requires a 30A breaker for 208V and 240V electrical systems (single or 3 phase wiring). See pages 8-9 of the manual: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfimages/e2/e20f6bed-6a61-43a8-b7d9-d9dd2dae94e1.pdf .

You should check the installation manual for your new water heater, just in case. I hope this helps.

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Rheem Water... | Answered on Jul 27, 2019

Contact Rheem directly and explain the problem you are experiencing.

Rheem Water... | Answered on Jun 10, 2019

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