Water heater thermostat problem

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  1. Feb 13, 2012 #1

    SBay_ecologist

    SBay_ecologist

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    Hello All:

    The thermostat on my water heater, a Rheem Guardian, does not work properly. As soon as I turn it to "warm" and beyond the water is super hot.

    Is it possible to:

    a- Repair these thermostats?
    b- If not repairable, can they be replaced?

    Thanks,

    Al
     
  2. Feb 13, 2012 #2

    CharlieO

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    The thermostat is not repairable but they are replaceable, on gas or electric.
    Find a dealer in your area, make sure you take the model and serial #'s with you.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 #3

    SBay_ecologist

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    I talked to Rheem. Apperantly some components are covered longer than one year. They wanted a serial number as you suggested.

    I am not able to find this.

    Is it on the big label glued on to the body of the heater? If so, it is partially covered by a strap, I have to remove it temporarily. Before taking the effort to do this, I thought I should ask where it would be...

    Thanks
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 #4

    nealtw

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    There is a sticker or plate on the back.
     

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