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    I wouldn't be surprised if there is another class action sute soon on these Cesspool Heaters.

    Maybe some one will go after Low*s for Knowingly selling water heaters with known defects.

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    I am not sure about American Water Heaters being owned by A O Smith, because A O Smith owns State Water Heater Company.

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    Talking Smith owns american

    Smith owns american that is the last I heard...

    I think that they were even mentioned in that law suit
    over this water heater.

    they are trying to buy up all these little dogs and corner
    the hardware store market


    I can understand their point of view here.....

    Smith is such a crappy water heater they figure that they
    cant sell to most legit plumbers out there so they
    have decided to sell to the un-suspecting public instead


    their motto is....................

    If you cant make a better product,
    find a dumber market to sell it to




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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    I am not sure about American Water Heaters being owned by A O Smith, because A O Smith owns State Water Heater Company.
    AO Smith is with State Water Heater and American Water Heaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JorjaGirl View Post
    or if they had to do what I am, going to get a new door with the reset switch...then they can get reimbersed....
    Reimbursed for what? The lawsuit was for a non-monetary gain. It was a lawsuit because the T/couple kept breaking. It kept breaking because the chamber kept overheating. It kept overheating because civilians would not keep the Flame-trap vent cleaned off. Twice a year is all that should be needed to clean the vent. Civilians were too lazy to do that.





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    are these the Lowes whirlpool water heaters with that smart box computer on em.?.i had to change the control box out on one once.. ill look at the screens more now for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onealmr View Post
    Reimbursed for what? The lawsuit was for a non-monetary gain. It was a lawsuit because the T/couple kept breaking. It kept breaking because the chamber kept overheating. It kept overheating because civilians would not keep the Flame-trap vent cleaned off. Twice a year is all that should be needed to clean the vent. Civilians were too lazy to do that.
    Are you trying to rationalize why a poor design that causes excess maint. and unreliable function of a product is the fault of the customer and not the manufacturer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark View Post

    un like a Rheem, Bradford White, Smith or State........
    who stand behind their product

    You are a born idiot.... Smith or State that stand behind the warranty?? No duh.... because Whirlpool belongs to AO-Smith and State is also a manufacture of them...

    Good job there you...you may now wear your Dunce cap and sit in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Are you trying to rationalize why a poor design that causes excess maint. and unreliable function of a product is the fault of the customer and not the manufacturer?
    Then please tell me WHY are other makers going to start producing their Flame-trap vents on the bottom???? Water heaters, like my Mitsubishi Evolution VIII (if you have to ask what that is, then you need to do your homework), requires maintenance. It takes me less than 2 minutes to clean the flame trap vent on a whirlpool..... so during a 12-month time frame, I will spend less than 5 minutes a year cleaning underneath my system. But I guess you truly are the smart one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onealmr View Post
    Then please tell me WHY are other makers going to start producing their Flame-trap vents on the bottom???? Water heaters, like my Mitsubishi Evolution VIII (if you have to ask what that is, then you need to do your homework), requires maintenance. It takes me less than 2 minutes to clean the flame trap vent on a whirlpool..... so during a 12-month time frame, I will spend less than 5 minutes a year cleaning underneath my system. But I guess you truly are the smart one.
    Evidently you don't understand my auto-signature....
    I'm sorry some people just can't be helped...
    Usually those with insufficient cranial capacity...


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    *speechless at RW's video clip*

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    Talking Lunch break at American Water heaters...

    this is what the
    fellow looks like that designed the
    Flame Lock water heater





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    Quote Originally Posted by onealmr View Post
    You are a born idiot.... Smith or State that stand behind the warranty?? No duh.... because Whirlpool belongs to AO-Smith and State is also a manufacture of them...

    Good job there you...you may now wear your Dunce cap and sit in the corner.


    you really ought to put down the liquor bottle and sober up before you decide to type replies on this thread...

    I wish I could figure out what exactly you are babbling about.. I am so stupid...



    if you knew anything about having to maintain a whirlpool water heater you would know how difficult it is to actually clean the screen on the bottom , and take apart the front to get at the inside screen.......

    most of the public does not want to be bothered with something this difficult...
    and most of the public should not be messing with them anyway



    once you sober up a bit go read this page on my web site
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    http://www.weilhammerplumbing.com/galleryiii/

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    hey, Master Plumber Mark, just a quick (unrelated) question: I read your web-site and wonder about your grade on GE's --- aren't they made by Rheem? Why the difference in grade, then (I'm not trying to be a smarta$$ --- I'm trying to choose between a Bradford White 6yr (50 gallon Gas) and a GE (50 gallon Gas) 12yr at HD)...

    I'm not trying to hijack...sorry.
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    do you know whats the best place to get a manifold door cover? to replace the one that came on it? Ive had the plumbers here 2X already and now I gotta get that part to (hopefully) fix the cesspool my wife bought when I was in Iraq. We've had it a little over a year. The problem is the pilot light won't stay lit. The last time when the plumbers were here it stayed lit for 45 min, then poof out. i tried several times to light it to no avail.
    thanks/later/Bruce

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