Bison.....rheem makes ge for home depot ok??
to the best of my limited knowledge..
Rheem makes Ge ,
and the internals design is the same for both
I cant find a ge pic but you get the idea??.
Now you could be 100% correct about the valve if they had a bad batch
of them and have a recall on them........
Or Perhaps Rheem could be useing cheaper parts on their GE line
maybe some cheap knock off crap made in china for robert shaw....
You know that is is a giant rat race to the very bottom
and we have had our souls sold off to this global economy
The new motto for the world is...
he who can cheapen their product the most and get their stock
price up the highest ......if only for a month or two .......wins........