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WhiskeyJim

02:33AM | 03/24/03
Member Since: 01/01/03
16 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
About two weeks ago my hot water started sputtering as if air had gotten into the lines. I also noticed the water coming out cloudy sometimes. I drained and flushed the heater and this seemed to cure the sputtering.

After draining the heater i noticed the hot water started coming out real, real hot. There also does not seem to be enough hot water to fill the tub (we have a 50 gal elec). I can take a shower without problem; but, the hot water seems to run out about half way filling the tub. My daughter is not happy.

Today the sputtering returned and so did the cloudiness. I have a Rheem electrical water heater and it is only 1 year old. Any thoughts on what this could be?

Thanks for your help.


bobp

03:04AM | 03/24/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
50 lifetime posts
Your temp is set too high or (more likely) the lower therm (and possibly element) has gone bad.
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