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Old 01-25-10, 03:08 PM
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only warm water

Hi all, we have a 10 year electric Rheem hot water system, its now only giving us warm water not hot like it was before.
Anyone know what could be the cause and can a handyman [me] be able to fix it, or need a pro for this job ? I was thinking thermostat but never worked on a hot water sytem before.

thanks for any advise
 
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Is this a heating boiler or a domestic water heater?
 
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Old 01-25-10, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for your reply, it is only a domestic hot water system.
 
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Old 01-25-10, 04:19 PM
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There is a separate "plumbing forum" for domestic water heaters. You should repost your question there.

This forum is for hot water heating boilers.
 
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Ok, thanks very much.
cheers.
 
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C'mon guys... that's what I'm here for... I can move your post to the correct place... no problem... don't start a new thread yet!
 
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Boof, if you have a multimeter, know how to use it, and aren't afraid of electrocuting yourself with 240 vac, you can probably repair the water heater pretty easily.

Chances are pretty good that your bottom element is burned out.

Next most likely thing is one of the thermostats inside the heater jacket is defective.
 
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Thanks NJ, I do know how to use a multimeter but yeah, don't want to zap myself., maybe let an electrician do this job.

cheers anyway
 
 

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