Original review: July 20, 2017 I purchased a new Whirlpool gas hot water tank from Lowe's in 2015. Original review: April 12, 2017 Purchased Hot Water Heater via Lowe's and purchased the extended warranty. We have to check that the pilot is still lit every day, and it usually isn't, so we have to light it again and wait. Each manufacturer uses different formats and you need to de-code the water heater serial number. Some manufacturing plants, especially the older ones, took a while before upgrading their stamping machinery so that there was a distinct difference between the letter I and the number 1. Read below how to determine the age of your unit.
The anode rod is considered a consumable part and is not covered by the warranty. Original review: March 1, 2019 I would give them zero stars if that was an option. Some manufacturers, including Rheem, made it easy by incorporating the month and year built into the first 4 digits of the serial number. Whirlpool slapped their name on it, but it is not worth the trouble. It includes the manufacture date, as well as information on the size and capacity.Next
Some manufacturers make it easy by incorporating the month and year built into the first 4 digits of the serial number. I have a 6 year warranty on the old Water heater effective 01-18-2012. To find the age of a Bradford White tank, you have to understand their coding. Among their various Energy Star rated water heaters they offer solar electric systems that provide up to 70 percent of water heating energy from the sun. Bradford White Model Numbers The rating plate is the most difficult to decode. East of the Mississippi continued using their older 10-digit serial number. The people at American Water Heater were just plain nasty to me.Next
The warranty covers wear and tear to all components, including circulating pumps, with exceptions for issues such as sediment buildup, rust and corrosion, and drain pans and lines. Without going into a longer drawn out story. They are usually tucked away in the basement or closet, where you likely overlook them as they provide you with hot water for a shower or load of dishes. The effort to remove the nipple were unsuccessful. The example rating plates is on a tank made in June 2002. Company is failed to provide after sales service for well known issue. Related article: Also see at our Home Inspection news blog.Next
Exclusions apply to products with limited shelf life, which includes but are not limited to batteries, smoke detectors, or chemical based products; these products must be returned within 90 days of the original order date. Research the year your home was built and the physical condition of your water heater to help determine which of the three post-1964 dates is most likely. Today is day two of trying to contact American Hot Water Heater. The year of manufacture is noted by the first letter of the serial number, the month is the second letter. The person gave me another email address which work. Craftsmaster Ace, American Hardware, America's Best, Apex, Aqua Temp, Aqua Therm, Aquamatic, Best, Best Deluxe, Craftmaster, De-Limer, Deluxe, Eagle, The Earl's Energy Conservation Water Heater, The Earl's Energy Saver Plus, Envirotemp, Four Most, Hotmaster, Hotstream, King-Kleen, King-Line, Master Plumber, Nationaline, Neptune, Penquin, Prestige, Pro-Line, Pro-Line Plus, Quaker, Quick-Flo, Raywall, Revere, Riviera, Sands, Sentinal, Servistar, Shamrock, Special Deluxe, Standard, Supereagle, Super-Flo, Supreme, Sure-Fire, Thoro-Clean, True-Test, Tru Value, U.Next
I called American Water Heater and spoke with customer service and they informed me that the second water heater piggybacks the 6 year warranty of the original water heater thus making my warranty no good by only 2 months. Style 2: The 1st digit is the month of the year using the key below and digits 2-3 are the year. If you are in need of water heater replacement call Just Water Heaters at 520-488-0816 or complete our online request form. Had me email the Data Plate to an email address that kicked back as undelivered. However, the , and with proper maintenance, your water heater might last even longer than that. In time, it will stop working which is also a safety feature by stopping the flow of gas to the unit. One heater failed in June 2016 after 3 years.
The cover at the bottom does not shield the wiring and it appears their engineer have no clue about the consequences of the exposed wire next to the heat source. The serial code often details the month and year that the water heater was installed. This plate contains important information about the water heater and is important for the safety of the homeowner. My plumber got new water heater by warranty from American and installed it. The gas line has been checked by the gas company. The picture below shows the entire Rheem rating plate. American water heater rating plate, with close up below.Next
It was sold in Home Depot, Lowe's and lots of other places. I told her that I did not think it was fair to ask the consumer pay for a faulty unit or design on their part. Original review: June 11, 2017 I purchased two 2 gas American Water Heaters and installed them in a new home in March 2013. Choice Home Warranty offers two different home warranty plans, and both of them cover water heaters. I wonder if they have quality control engineer that inspects the product before shipping out.Next
The hot water tank worked great up until this month. After 2 years of use needed replacement because of leakage. We purchased our new hot water tank from Sears in Nov of 12 and have had nothing but issues since. No venting issues blowing out the pilot light. As you do this, you will see bits of rust or rusty colored water. Had a 5 year old gas water heater.Next
The year of manufacture is noted by the first letter of the serial number, the month is the second letter. Smith Water Products National, A. The Bradford White rating plate is the most difficult to decode. This sticker is usually around any warning labels and the energy guide. He told me he couldn't tell me that because of privacy issues! I would just like to seek a credit for replacement water heater.