Question about Reliance Water Heaters
1) If water heater is leaking, I suggest you protect yourself first.
2) You have to do some work to find out if tank is under warranty.
-Contact manufacturer: http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html
-Contact installer: If plumber installed heater, then installer backs warranty for some manufacturers. If you installed heater, then warranty is less or void
-Look at paperwork and manual that came with water heater and read about warranty coverage
-Look at markings on tank to see if tank is 6 year, 15 year etc
-Warranty is based on date of manufacture: To find date of water heater, look at serial number located on label on side of tank:
Open link below for serial number decoder by manufacturer.
3) If tank is older than 6 years, and tank label shows this is a 6-year tank, then tank is no longer under warranty.
If you have a lifetime tank, then warranty is in effect, so contact manufacturer.
Open following link to see troubleshoot checklist for leaking water heater:
Other things to consider:
-If tank rusted out after a few years and installer did not install a jumper wire between hot and cold pipes, then tank warranty will probably not cover tank.
-If tank rusted out and you have water softener, and did not inspect anode rod or maintain water heater, then you did not read manual or maintain heater, and warranty might not cover problem.
-I suggest you read water heater manual cover to cover so water heater will not start leaking.
Other useful links:
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 21, 2016 | Water Water Heaters
Oct 30, 2013 | Rheem Water Heaters
Dec 15, 2012 | Whirlpool Water Heaters
Sep 12, 2011 | General Electric Water Heaters
Aug 22, 2011 | Water Heaters
Jul 12, 2011 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...
Nov 15, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...
Jun 13, 2009 | Emerson Insinkerator 2.5 Gallon Water...
Dec 06, 2008 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...
370 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: