I am gald I am not the plumber who installed these parts.....
Helen of Rochester, NY June 24, 2009
was overcome by carbon monoxide after repairing whirpool hot water tank FG1 model. They sent the recalled part and we had it put on by a licensed plumber. It cost 75.00. Suddenly after 2 months, I smelled something and walked around the house and basement. The smell was stronger near the hot water tank. I heard a sound upstairs and ran up to find the carbon monoxide detector going off, called 911, the numbers were over 300 in basement and over 180 upstairs. I was taken to the hospital and given oxygen for 6 hours and sent home. They have argued with me because I wanted money to replace the tank. They said they would give me another one but I refused that because I would never trust that kind of tank again. We are still fighting about it. I would like to know if anyone had a problem with carbon monoxide like I did.
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This is the main reason I dont care to be fooling with the
even if you do someone a favor for only $75.00 and get the damn thing running for them,
once they spend the night in the hospital on Oxygen
they usually are mad at everyone involved...
Perhaps Maybe only a squirrel got down into the chimmney...
but someone is still probably gonna get sued...
Another sad Whirpool H2O heater owner
I've owned mine for about three years... same story you shared, also drove around town to find the part. No one wants the responsibility for the piece of junk. I just got my thermocoupler today and will be installing it in the morning. Any advice? I have my heater on a tray, would screening the tray against the tank help keep dust and other debris away from the heater's filter? Not sure if it is worth the effort.
it was never necessary..but Most work great
the story goes is insurance comanies bribed the congress to pass these laws, and any heater company that did not go along with them would not be able to insure themselves
Originally Posted by Runs with bison
or their rates would go sky high......
sorry , I meant to say the insurance companies "lobbied"
congress to pass these new mandated laws....
in all honesty , they were having terrible fires quite often with the old style water heaters...
Kids and were getting burned alive in garages and in mechanical rooms
houses were catching fire pretty often due to something leaking out of a
paint can set near the heater....
I myself was almost burned alive when I was
about 19 in a waterheater fire.... fooling around out in the
mecahnical room with paint brushes and
cleaning them with gasoline near the water heater....
I was very , very lucky I was not blinded
the New FVIR heaters work great....
RHEEM and BRADFORD WHITE have never had a problem with them...
its only Whirlpool and the stupid dumb asses that designed
this dog that wont admit fault..
I suppose that they too have "lobbied: congress"
to weasel out of recalling them all
What should I do with Whirlpool water heater?
Well I'm sorry to admit that I bought one of these water heater's from Lowe's and it stopped working after 6 months.
I replaced it with a Bradford-White.
My question is, what should I do with the POS Whirlpool? I kinda hate to just throw it out, since it holds water, etc.