Vapor sensor failure
I bought 8 months ago. It is definitely an upgrade from our old one, as it puts out a lot more hot water. It seems like it turns on (starts heating water) within a minute of using hot water from a faucet. One disappointing thing was that the vapor sensor failed after 3 months. The result was no hot water. Rheem sent a new one, but recommended that pet food, kitty litter, and cleaning chemicals be removed from the utility room. That was not a practical recommendation, so I may just have to
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replace this sensor every so often.
This review was originally posted to rheem.com.
fired right up at the first try
Did the installation myself since the one day installation service was not available in my area and the plumber wanted $500.00 for it.I had a few curve balls but not for the water heater.
Quality seems great, just watch out for the lower mesh section of the outside shell as it bends easily just by putting the weight on one side of the base.
Value is excellent.
Replacement water heater
I replaced an existing gas hot water heater with the same manufactured model purchased at the Home Depot five years ago. The old water heater was still under manufacturers warranty. I was pleased with the help I received from the people at Home Depot in obtaining the correct model and very pleased when I received a prorated refund from customer service.
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