|Posted by Doug on June 23, 2003 at 20:35:50:|
|In response to Re: Reliance Water Heater|
I had this same problem with element in my previous Waterheater and had to rip out the element and clean all the sediment at the bottom of the tank. I went to the Reliance 1010 StaKleen as you have and now have a pressure relief problem and I wonder if it isn't part of an overheating problem. Don't know where you located but if you find a Pressure Relief value please let me know as I am now looking for on that fits that model.
: : Linda:
: : The serial number of the tank has the manufactured date encoded in it, probably in the first 4 digits (like mmyyxxxxxxxxx), so you should not need a "proof of purchase" to make a warranty claim. I would contact Reliance and complain that you suspect that the heating elements have failed and are frozen in place. If they balk at helping you since the warranty is for the "Tank", I would point out that their "sta-kleen" feature has failed to perform as advertised and for that reason the heating elements are ruined and cannot even be removed. Maybe with a little pushy insistance, you can get the help that you need.
: : I would try replacin the TP relief valve. If the problem continues, then you have a problem with trapped water containing the expanding heating water. There is no simple solution (an expansion tank?) but since this seems to be a new problem, I would tend to more likely suspect the relief valve.
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