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I installed a Rheem 40 gal gas hot water heater on Monday June 7. It would
I installed a Rheem 40 gal gas hot water heater on Monday June 7. It would not stay lit. I had the local gas company come out and check the output of the gas meter on the house and then at the heater itself. Everything checked out ok so on Friday, June 11, only 4 days after buying the unit, I called the technical helpline at Rheem. Caitlyn diagnosed the problem as probably being either the thermal coupler or the gas valve and that Rheem would send out the parts. The problem was it would be 4 to 5 business days. Thats now an additional week without hot water on a tank which has been installed for less than a week. Expediting the order will cost me for the additional shipping expenses. I waited on hold with the shipping department for a half hour without anyone answering before hanging up and buying the parts locally. I will never buy another Rheem part because they dont stand behind their products.
Published: June 16, 2021
John of Northville, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

They refused to honor warranty even though technician said needed to be rep
They refused to honor warranty even though technician said needed to be replaced. I will never ever buy another one of their products. Less than 5 years on a water heater. They have no desire to help customers nor do they give a flying monkeys ** because they are big enough that one family does not mean crap to them. If I had a choice between a cheap Chinese knockoff and their product I would take the knockoff because at least then there is no semblance that they care.
Published: June 27, 2019
BillieJoe of Pleasant Grove, UT
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Rheem water heaters are very poor quality and you will end up with failures
Rheem water heaters are very poor quality and you will end up with failures way the life of the heater. It is made in Mexico and the parts break continually. I bought my gas water heater 12-30-2011 and in May of 2014 it failed. They recommended a repairman and he charged more than a new heater to fix it. The parts broke again a month later, same repairman came and changed multiple parts again (lucky no charge this time). Less than a month later, the parts failed again. Repairman came out and refused to replace the parts, said it wasnt up to code and theyd fail again. Wanted $2300 to put in a new one, yea right. Contacted GE whose label and they air freighted in new parts. Got a new plumber GE recommended and the guy put them in and couldnt get it to work, put in another one on the spot and still couldnt get it to work. Contacted them and got nowhere. DO NOT BUY ANY RHEEM PRODUCT OR GE. You will get ripped off and be writing in like I am. They are made in Mexico and the quality has suffered. All the repair people know about it. BUYER BEWARE!!!!
Published: June 25, 2014
matt of San Jose, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Pressure relief valve drips on a new installed water heater. Had it replace
Pressure relief valve drips on a new installed water heater. Had it replaced and still drips. Try to have them honor the warranty. Got the runaround for weeks. Gave up, went to Lowes, bought another brand. I am a large property owner and have used Rheem before. This is the 1st I have use the warranty. Will not buy again.
Published: March 20, 2016
Fon of Bellevue, WA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Bought and installed this water heater on a Friday night, by Sunday night t
Bought and installed this water heater on a Friday night, by Sunday night the gas valve was not working. I tried everything, troubleshooted and called the help number. The man I spoke to was not helpful at all. He asked me questions that didn’t apply to my problem. Also implied I wasn’t smart enough to know the gas had to be turned on. I am very disappointed in a product that costs hundreds of dollars that doesn’t even last 2 days.
Published: August 7, 2019
Sara of Alpena, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Well bought a water heater July 2020. Now Oct 7 pilot light won’t stay li
Well bought a water heater July 2020. Now Oct 7 pilot light won’t stay lit. Called company that installed it and they came out and said there is recall for these Rheem water heaters. Unit made in 2020 had a gas valve made incorrectly (also made in China). Rheem notified its vendors and sent kits (made in USA) to repair issue. These we to be install free as they went bad. What is needed is the new control module and new burner to match. Techs are replacing now. So I guess In a year we’ll know if works.I post this because I read a lot of self installers talking to Rheem and just replace certain parts. Since the gas control module is paired burner you need both. The China made one the open for the gas was too small and would start to fail after 6 months to a year. So if youre just replacing the one part it’s a mismatch. And will still give you trouble. It really the match of thermal coupler to the Burner but they changed it anyway.
Published: October 8, 2021
mark of Columbia, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

On August 1 2012 I purchased a Rheem HVAC system for my home. It cost $5000
On August 1 2012 I purchased a Rheem HVAC system for my home. It cost $5000. I had it installed by a Rheem certified AC company who SOLD the system to me. I had it serviced per the manufacturers advice. There is a 10-year parts, 1 year labor warranty. EXACTLY 2 years to the day, the blower motor died! Yes, the part was guaranteed BUT I had to pay almost $400 in labor! The tech told me they were having issues with this motor... produced in Mexico. OUTRAGEOUS. An almost 1 year long attempt to get some kind of response from Rheem ensued. I finally wrote the CEO at his Palace near Atlanta. Some corporate puppet with a horrible attitude did ring me. He was reading a script and rudely informed me there was nothing Rheem would do for me. I thanked him for wasting his and my time. Fast forward... 1.5 years later, I HAVE NO AC AND NO HEAT... during a cold spell in Boca Raton, Fl. I called the service company. The tech arrives and immediately tells me, Its working! No surprise there. Well, 2 hours later he proceeds to tell me, Well, in Florida, sometimes the pressure does something to the system, which makes it not function. WHAT!!! So, he fixes the AC part but tells me now I dont have any HEAT! It was 62 in the house. You can buy a heater for $340. Wait I minute!!! I paid for a system that DID give me heat, and now youre telling me I dont have heat, cant have it with this system and the Florida weather is to blame? GIVE ME A BREAK!! So in essence the product was KNOWINGLY sold in a climate that causes it to malfunction. This is pure crap! I am reporting this to my congressperson, who has in the past achieved GREAT results for me! I, like millions of us are SICK AND TIRED OF GETTING RIPPED OFF BY WALL STREET!!! They make this ** in other countries where they pay nothing to these people and charge their FELLOW AMERICANS a price that reflects AMERICAN WAGES, so their evil CEOs etc. can make millions! NO COMPANY SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO SELL PRODUCTS THAT ARE CLEARLY NOT SUITED FOR THE CLIMATE where they are selling it! Dont buy any Rheem Product whatsoever!!! They are pigs!!! I wish a bunch of us could get together and file a class action suit against them. My last ditch effort is to tell the service company, Quality First AC in Pompano Beach, FL that I want a whole new system because they are telling me it is only working 50% since I no longer have heat and I paid for heat. The parts ARE guaranteed right!!! America... Its Ill screw you before you screw me these days. Too bad.
Published: February 11, 2016
michael of Boca Raton, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought this Rheem HVAC less than five years ago. It has so many problems
I bought this Rheem HVAC less than five years ago. It has so many problems such as bad compressor less than a year. Bad reverse value twice. Now I have to pay for labor and wasted freon. I did not want Rheem because of bad reviews but my contractor insisted on this brand. Please, please learn from my mistake. If a contractor insist on Rheem, go to another contractor.
Published: October 11, 2018
swet of Babylon, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I had a Rheem indoor model # RHLL-HM3617+RCSL, outdoor unit model # 14AJM30
I had a Rheem indoor model # RHLL-HM3617+RCSL, outdoor unit model # 14AJM30 , Trade/Brand name: RUUD 14AJM Series installed at my home on 8/23/2010 by. Brand new unit. Paid almost $3,500. Had to replace the MOTOR for the air handler unit 9/17/2012. Cost me almost $500. Motor for condenser just stopped working, replaced that motor 1/16/2015, cost me $490. I have spent almost $1,000 so far to repair this unit that is only 5 years old. Totally regret ever buying a Rheem/Ruud product. Definitely would never, ever recommend this brand to anyone, who is considering replacing their AC unit. Buyer beware.
Published: January 18, 2015
Winston of West Palm Beach, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Rheem furnaces are reasonably priced and provide comprehensive warranty cov
Rheem furnaces are reasonably priced and provide comprehensive warranty coverage. For consumers looking at competing brands, such as Trane, Bryant, and American Standard, Rheem provides reliable heating solutions that should be strongly considered.
Published: November 9, 2020
furnaceprices.ca
Source: furnaceprices.ca

Purchased at Home Depot in 2017 a 40 gallon Rheem Water Heater, paid for in
Purchased at Home Depot in 2017 a 40 gallon Rheem Water Heater, paid for installation from handyman. All was well for about a year when the gas assembly unit went out about a year after initial installation. Forward to February 8, 2020 and the water heater quit again. The first time it quit Rheem had a local installer replace the Gas Control Unit part. This time they just sent the part. I installed it last night and nothing. I can ignite the pilot, but it wont stay lit. I called Rheem again and the gentleman said it sounds like the pilot assembly. So now I have to wait for that part to show up... And I have to install the part. I am so over this company and their failed water heater. Shame on Rheem for not standing by their product and doing the right thing. Shame on them for making a grandma install their failed parts. Shame on Rheem.
Published: February 12, 2020
Nancy of Whittier, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a Rheem 50 Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater in September 2018 (
I purchased a Rheem 50 Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater in September 2018 (almost three months ago). Its broken and I have no hot water. I called them and they sent a horrible service tech out to my house who could not fix it. Prepare to be on hold for long periods of time when you call Rheem. I wish I never bought this hot water heater and I hope others see my review so they can be saved the heartache, tears and stress that Ive been going through.
Published: December 4, 2018
Beth of Bairdford, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

In Dec 2012 we moved into our new home, over the Christmas/New Year period
In Dec 2012 we moved into our new home, over the Christmas/New Year period the hot water system broke down, I rang Rheem and reported the problem, January 2013 it was repaired under warranty, the fault being a leaking gromit allowing water to enter the circuit board. 2nd repair was in April 2014, the system required a reset, which Rheem was contacted and sent a electrician to perform the reset which wasnt covered by warranty and costed $99. 3rd repair, same problem, required a reset, but before the electrician left the system faulted again. The system was then put in bypass mode till a diagnosis could be made, a period of about 1 month. Note: while in bypass mode the system uses more power due to only heating a small amount of water in a secondary system much like a kettle.This job was then handed over to a refrigeration mechanic who two weeks later had to remove the heating unit from the system and take to town for repair, another three weeks passed when I called to check on the system and was told they were waiting for parts. Another two more weeks passed and I called to check on the job, parts had arrived and were being fitted. And a couple more days the unit was back on the hot water system (this period was approx 2 1/2 months of the system in bypass mode, costing more to run, and not being efficient as the manufacturer claimed, the next power bill was huge). 4th breakdown, the system worked for a little while before it stopped again, and was out of service. It was back in bypass mode for another two-three weeks while parts were ordered, the unit was removed again from the hot water system and sent to town for repair. Two week later it was returned and refitted.In December 2014 I contacted Rheem and spoke to Peter **, their customer service manager, and voiced my concerns that the system was almost out of warranty and now it is noisier due to being pulled apart so many times, and the run time was excessive and I felt it wasnt cutting out when it should, it wasnt cost efficient as they claimed it would be, and if it was to fail one more time I would have to replace it with another unit of a different brand, as I couldnt afford to keep repairing it and paying the high power bills it caused, and that I had lost all faith in their product. Peter assured me the system working within spec and would continue to function. 5th breakdown, 2/6/15 the system failed again, I called Rheem at 0800 that morning and reported it.Around lunch time I had not received any return phone call, and as I was leaving the following day to travel interstate, I decided to call a plumber and get the system replaced with a standard type hot water system so my family wouldnt be without hot water in my absence. 16/6/15 I got a return phone call from Rheem saying they would replace the system with a new model heat pump system, but I informed them that the system had already been replaced, and it was now out of warranty.After more emails to Peter **, and providing him with invoices for both the new system and the original failing system, copies of power bills and a photo of the installed new system, he has decided to refund me the cost of the new system $1375, plus $300 towards excess power. And not refund me the cost of the failed system $3080, as I had an opportunity to accept his offer of a new system back on the 16/6/15, two weeks after the system had failed and been removed and replaced. My argument is that he had the opportunity to replace the system in December 2014 when I voiced my concerns to him via phone call and not two weeks after the failed system was removed.
Published: August 5, 2015
Mark of Meringandan West, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a Rheem water heater still in warranty and my tenant called before m
I have a Rheem water heater still in warranty and my tenant called before myself as the home owner and they would NOT cover a $25 part because my tenant said he was the owner yet I had proof of everything yet to no avail. They would not replace a $25 part. I am very displeased with this company AND its products.
Published: August 8, 2019
Terri of Haverhill, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased my air conditioner from Lindstrom here in Delray Beach Fla... A
I purchased my air conditioner from Lindstrom here in Delray Beach Fla... After only 3 years the coils went bad... I was told by Lindstrom that Rheem had been having problems with coils. My parts were under warranty but the labor would be $700.00. I lived in Pennsylvania where most people have Carrier Units... having had 4 different homes, I have never had a problem with an air conditioner unless it hit the 15 yr mark... I am sorry that I purchased a Rheem and will continue to tell others on social media... I am irate that Lindstrom continues to do business with Rheem and I believe that their business will suffer because of unhappy customers if they continue to do so....living on Social Security, I will continue to try to warn others so that they wont have this happen to them...
Published: March 26, 2015
FRANCES of Delray Beach, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased Rheem water heater in May 2017 form Home Depot. After installat
I purchased Rheem water heater in May 2017 form Home Depot. After installation it didnt heat water in 24 Hrs. $350 paid to plumber. Then go back again to HD and buy another one which also after another $350 installation stopped working after a day. Plumber has no clue how to debug this as the unit is completely closed, no way to see if even pilot light is on. It has 5 LEDs but the code can be deciphered into many different things that could be wrong. Then my property manager cleaned the blower and it worked again for 15 months. It seems just by sitting in Home Depot it collects dust in the blower. Then when it stops to run again after 15 months, I get another supposedly Rheem certified plumber to debug it and pay $195 to basically get bad reviews of Rheem and no real debug information. I call Rheem many times and get a part shipped by them which again after calling the plumber and paying $200 doesnt work. I then start to debug it myself with tech support and this time they want to send me blower. By now 5 days have gone by with tech support, Fed Ex shipment, etc. But they miss sending me the blower and I lose one more day. By now I have lost over $700 dollars on plumbers for this Rheem water heater. I call the tech support, give them piece of my mind and of course she has no empathy for me and escalates the call.The customer support manager is very well trained (A+), listens to my frustration, empathize with me, apologizes and reacts right away by authorizing a return to HD. So, I go to HD and after spending another 1.5 Hrs I could return it with help of a plumber (spend money again on the plumber). But I did get back full refund of $965 + Tax for the water heater in Home Depot store credit (not the best option but better than nothing). I am overall very unhappy with Rheems quality but I doubt if any other brand is any better. It seems A. O. Smith is also as bad. I have taken a leap of faith now on Bradford White as thats what my plumber sells and installs. So, basically I am out about $1100 dollar for choosing Rheem (2 installations, 2 repair visits) plus so much grief and days without hot water.
Published: January 12, 2019
Mohammed of Saratoga, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased a home in 2014 that was fully rehabbed before its resale. The
We purchased a home in 2014 that was fully rehabbed before its resale. The previous owner installed a pair of Rheem/Ruud electric heat pumps for the first and second floor heating and cooling. (It looks like the manufacturing date on both was 2012). I had problems with the first floor unit malfunctioning last summer. A heating and cooling place examined it and determined it had some wiring that shorted out. They rewired it successfully and got it going again. Now, this last winter (2018), I started getting huge electric bills and realized the heat pump was running almost continuously. The cause was eventually determined to be a leaking coil in the air handler in the basement. Since were not the original purchaser of the HVAC equipment, none of it is covered under the factory warranty. But the installer advised that these Rheem/Ruud coils are leaking on almost all of the units made around that 2012 time-frame, and its throwing good money after bad to spend the $1000+ to repair it, vs buying a whole new system. At this point, Im just waiting for the 2nd. floor unit to fail as well...
Published: March 3, 2019
Tom of Brunswick, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I replaced a 10-year-old Maytag hot water heater with a Richmond branded ta
I replaced a 10-year-old Maytag hot water heater with a Richmond branded tankless hot water heater in 2012. It started to leak after just 7 months and Rheem would not honor my warranty so I had to go through the retailer. After 2.5 years Ive gone through five tankless hot water heaters because the heat exchanger keep leaking after just 7 to 8 months of use at the most. Rheem continually reams me and refuses to pay any warranty claim. Do not trust any warranty that Rheem advertises.
Published: August 12, 2015
Hawk of Brimfield, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Waited on hold for 25 mins. Got cut off. Waited another 50 mins. Then they
Waited on hold for 25 mins. Got cut off. Waited another 50 mins. Then they will only send the part that is most commonly broken. We have no hot water, so I expedited shipping for $30. The part didn’t fix water heater. Now Im on hold, to argue sending the NEEDED part. Which will be another $30 to expedite shipping. I have 23 calls ahead of me waiting. Been waiting 30 mins. I’m fuming!!!!
Published: July 10, 2021
Philip of Elgin, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The company recalled the unit. It started a fire in my house. They didn’t
The company recalled the unit. It started a fire in my house. They didn’t bother to ask if everyone was ok after the fire. They wanted to repair the damaged water heater. It was totaled. The fire department pulled out the electrical system to make sure the fire was out. I sprayed a whole can of fire extinguisher in my garage. Made a huge mess. Didn’t care. I called. They said they would find a technician. They didn’t. I had to find one. Finally after a lot of calling found one. Got amount authorization from them. I submitted my invoice twice instead of invoice and receipt, resubmitted with corrected info. Now they want my credit card bill to verify the receipt was real!!! They all need to be subjected to having on fire in their home. So they also won’t cover the extra $200 for the new water heater which I wouldn’t of had to get if the one they sold hadn’t started on fire. So please don’t ever buy anything from them. Put them out of business!
Published: January 28, 2020
Lori of Spring Hill, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I wanted to replace a 30yr old RUUD hot water heater. Found out Rheem now o
I wanted to replace a 30yr old RUUD hot water heater. Found out Rheem now owns Ruud. I tried to buy a Rheem out of loyalty and NO local dealers would sell me one without installing it. I found one on Amazon and got free shipping on it. It arrived in great condition. I installed it and sure enough the anode rod cap was cracked through the threads and leaked. This was caused by the suspended weight during shipping. Rheem refused to warranty the part, said it was not a part they warrantied. Unreal, I contacted Amazon and they said they would refund the purchase price for the part. They did (I love Amazon). After 3 years my daughter turned up the tank to midway (C) on the thermostat. Within 2 days the top of the tank sunk in 2 and made it too dangerous to continue using it. After several calls and pictures sent to Rheem they agreed to warranty it (good til 2018). The only problem was NO dealer would handle warranty claim because they didnt install it. I contacted Rheem again with no response. I then filed a Better Business Bureau complaint for a full refund due to the fact I had to drive 50 miles and buy another brand tank to install so my family would have hot water. Rheem again played their delay game and wanted to start the warranty exchange process all over again. I replied I do not want a tank, I have one. I want a refund. They refused. Rheem has to have the worst customer service in the entire business world. NEVER BUY A RHEEM PRODUCT. They operate with the totally outdated dealer network business model to fix prices and make it impossible to get a warranty. Even if you have their dealer install the unit there will be much cost involved to have them warranty repair anything. Terrible management people at RHEEM.
Published: August 28, 2013
Gregory of Jamestown, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Purchased a new Rheem furnace on 11-15-2012, installed on 3-22-2013, contac
Purchased a new Rheem furnace on 11-15-2012, installed on 3-22-2013, contacted Rheem about the warranty and was told that because the furnace was made 1-10-2010 it was not eligible for a full warranty of 5 years on parts because of the manufacture date. I was told the warranty started in 2010 and is only valid till 2015. How is that even legal, that means the warranty started before I bought it, can they do that? If so how?
Published: January 25, 2014
Michael of Columbus , IN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

After less than 2 years, our Rheem hot water heater needed a new gas contro
After less than 2 years, our Rheem hot water heater needed a new gas controller. Took more than 3 months to get the right parts, with mistake after mistake. Finally just got a new hot water heater. I will never own a Rheem again.
Published: January 2, 2020
E. of Portland, OR
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Rheem 40 Gal tank installed in February 2021. In early July tank started sh
Rheem 40 Gal tank installed in February 2021. In early July tank started shutting down... 3 different case numbers. Its now August tank is inoperable. Pilot issues, part will take 2 -4 days to get here. Already been without hot water 2 full days. Long waits on customer service lines, nobody cares. Worst company and product ever! I will NEVER again deal with Rheem products or furthermore Home Depot for installs either. Do yourself a favor. Stay away from both of these places and go with an actual plumbing company that does tank installs and provides the warranty!!!
Published: August 18, 2021
Karen of Irricana, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Installed 50 gallons Richmond hot water heater. Electrical power supply did
Installed 50 gallons Richmond hot water heater. Electrical power supply did not work from start. Waited 2 days for new power supply cord which should have been replaced by service technician since it was clearly a faulty part. Power supply lasted about 10 days before it went out again. Now waiting for a service tech to replace the same power supply I did a few weeks ago. The bigger question is why is the power supply going out in the first place? Never again will I get any Richmond or Rheem product.
Published: July 18, 2017
Myles of Brookfield, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Rudest customer service department ever all the way from the customer servi
Rudest customer service department ever all the way from the customer service reps who answer the phone to the supervisors of the area. I called because our water heater broke on December 23 when it was only 3 years old and received no assistance. The service guy was told the part wasnt available for 2 weeks. The supervisor told me no one called in. After pulling teeth, she finally agreed to double check my serial number, and it was typed in wrong. He did call in. The initial rep and supervisor were very rude, and not at all sympathetic. The repair man was also given the wrong information. He was not offered an alternate replacement part that would also work. We will be replacing our tankless water heater, and it will not be by Rheem.
Published: December 24, 2019
Laura of Corona, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Purchased a new Furnace and Air Conditioner in 2013 and have had nothing bu
Purchased a new Furnace and Air Conditioner in 2013 and have had nothing but problems. In 2017 the air conditioner was leaking gas and needed a new evaporation coil. At first we were told that the coil was not covered under warranty but after some investigation on our part we figured out that it was indeed covered, however we had labour cost of over one thousand dollars. This year during a bad cold snap the furnace broke down and needed a new blower. The blower had to be ordered from the States which took 2 weeks to arrive. The blower is not covered by warranty so we were on the hook for the labour as well which was again well over one thousand dollars. Now 2 months later the furnace has stopped working once again and it appears to be the same issue so it’s a cold waiting game until after the weekend to find out what’s wrong this time. Honestly unless you have an unlimited budget for repairs I would stay well away from this product!
Published: March 14, 2020
Kl of Scarborough, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I just wanted to vent a little. Had a brand new water heater put in and 8 y
I just wanted to vent a little. Had a brand new water heater put in and 8 years later, it is rusting and leaking. I am told these should last 10 to 15 years. Seems I am not the only one being rheemed.
Published: January 20, 2014
Andrew of Venice, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We had a air conditioner installed June 4th 2019 and on June 2th we had tho
We had a air conditioner installed June 4th 2019 and on June 2th we had thousand of dollars on water damage because it had NO water pan. We had damage to two floors in our house. The emergency pan was not connected. It will take 6-8 weeks to clean up the house.
Published: July 3, 2019
Peter of Lemont, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I moved into a brand new home in April 2016. I started having issues with m
I moved into a brand new home in April 2016. I started having issues with my Rheem tankless water heater approximately 5 months after move in. It kept displaying a error code 12. The builder immediately had his plumber come out. We also included the gas provider in attempting to solve the mystery. After very extensive inspection, it was determined there were no issues at all with plumbing of the gas. Rheem sent another plumber out to change the fire rods. That seem to fix the issue. But, the error code returned approximately 2 months later. At that time, they sent another plumber out to do the same thing. Well, here it goes again... The same error code is back. Rheem has been very unresponsive to my requests. My family and I have had to endure this nightmare for a year and a half. Supposedly, we purchased the “top of the line” unit from Rheem. However, the service I’ve received so far doesn’t reflect that at all. Rheem needs to do the right thing, and replace the unit.
Published: November 10, 2017
Latonia of Burleson, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Approximately, 2 1/2 years ago I purchased a Rheem 3 ton air conditioning u
Approximately, 2 1/2 years ago I purchased a Rheem 3 ton air conditioning unit at a cost of $4,800. In May, 2019 the unit stopped cooling and I called the original installer. They informed me that the copper coil was leaking and would no longer hold Freon. They ordered a replacement part and installed a new coil for a cost of $1,004. This unit was not merchantable from the factory but Rheem maintains that there is only a limited warranty on parts. Rheem is manufacturing lemons and refusing to stand behind its product. It appears there is limited quality control. Other air conditioners I have owned have had minor repairs and lasted 10+ years.
Published: July 20, 2019
Frank of Tarpon Springs, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I am very dissatisfied with my tankless water heater. It cost 5 times as mu
I am very dissatisfied with my tankless water heater. It cost 5 times as much as a regular water heater and 3 times as much to fix. I will never, and I mean never, buy another Rheem product again. Ive had my water heater for three years and about three weeks ago, it started flashing an error code and the plumber has been here three times and still the piece of crap doesnt work. So thats over two weeks with no constant hot water and a bill that I could have bought two regular water heaters with. I guess I was the ** one for choosing this product. Never again. I called and asked if there was a contractor they could recommend and hes over 30 miles away. Anybody who asks me about this product, I only have negative things to say to them now.
Published: January 30, 2012
Sara of Fitchburg, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Water heater started to leak water and wont turn back on. Called for servic
Water heater started to leak water and wont turn back on. Called for services and they told me that a repair person needs to come to inspect item first. Soonest they can sent someone is 2 days later. Have my whole family including 4 kids and disabled father without any hot water. According to them. Thats the best they can do and make me wait.
Published: November 18, 2015
Ramiro of San Bernardino, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased 56 Rheem water heaters for our senior housing community in Eud
We purchased 56 Rheem water heaters for our senior housing community in Eudora Kansas. 12 of the tanks have had failures within the first 4 years of service. None of the plumbing contractors want to work on the Rheem water heaters because they were purchased from Home Depot and are told that parts are not easily available. We are slowly switching out the tanks to another brand that was recommended by our plumbing contractor. We will no longer be purchasing any Rheem water heaters.
Published: November 19, 2015
Beth of Kansas City, KS
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have 2 homes. Both had brand new Rheem tanks. Neither lasted 6 months. Cu
I have 2 homes. Both had brand new Rheem tanks. Neither lasted 6 months. Customer service despicable. They sell you garbage. Take your money. Hour long wait times to get thru to a human. Offer to replace after hours of calling. Weekdays ONLY. My one home had 3 replacements. Other home had 2. 5 tanks total. None worked. Has one job. HEAT WATER. Threw them both away and paid out of pocket for a reputable brand.
Published: November 13, 2021
Jason of Needles, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 8-month-old Rheem water heater GUSHED all 40 gallons that were in the ta
My 8-month-old Rheem water heater GUSHED all 40 gallons that were in the tank. I called Rheem and was told I was not covered because their warranty begins when THEY manufacture it, NOT when you buy, install it! I asked the less than professional customer service rep how I would know it was manufactured and with a snicker, she said, Oh, you wouldnt. I spoke with 4 people throughout the day, each with a different explanation. They emailed me about doing a leak test which only flooded my utility room A 2ND TIME! Never, never, buy another Rheem water heater again. They are obviously poorly made, and their customer support is worse!
Published: August 31, 2020
Steven of Bolingbrook, IL
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We purchased a 40 gallon Rheem water tank at The Home Depot. I installed th
We purchased a 40 gallon Rheem water tank at The Home Depot. I installed the device myself. When it was time to start up the water heater, the pilot light would not ignite. I called Rheem and spoke with a representative who walked me through the troubleshooting process. He determined the pilot assembly unit was faulty and that he would send out a new one. This new unit would arrive in two days - which would be Tuesday. The part did not arrive until Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. To make matters worse and prolong our life without hot water, a contracted plumber could not install the new part until Monday, December 2. Our previous water heater lasted for thirteen years without any issues. This Rheem piece of junk couldnt even get started on install! Reading the reviews here, Im concerned about the longevity of this $400+ device weve purchased and am strongly considering removing and returning it to The Home Depot. A greatly disappointed homeowner and customer.
Published: December 2, 2019
Jan of Newark, CA
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We bought the Rheem Water Heater 2 years ago. First 6 months, the Honeywell
We bought the Rheem Water Heater 2 years ago. First 6 months, the Honeywell gas control light flashing 7 times and no hot water at all. My husband called Rheem, they said the Gas Control failed. They charged around $100 for sending a new gas control. Recently, the gas control failed again. This time is in cold season and we waited one week for the part coming. Thats horrible when we do not have hot water in used. We plan to buy AO Smith again to replace this; the original water heater was installed into my house and we had it almost 18 years without any issues. Thank you for reading.
Published: December 8, 2020
Cindy of Sacramento, CA
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I have a Rheem HVAC system. It is 6 years old. Furnace goes out every winte
I have a Rheem HVAC system. It is 6 years old. Furnace goes out every winter, AC goes out every summer. Although the parts are covered under warranty, I have to pay labor. Additionally, I have to sweat or freeze until it is fixed. Contacted customer support, no help or empathy whatsoever. Dont get RHEEMED by this company.
Published: August 11, 2016
Joel of Sellersburg, IN
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Build our house 4 years ago. Our builder used at the time Rheem AC units, n
Build our house 4 years ago. Our builder used at the time Rheem AC units, needless to say he has wised up since then. Just days after moving into a brand new house with brand new Ac in June, our unit would not work. Repair #1. Couple more repairs after that. Have had several repairs within the last 4 years also. This year has been by far the worst!!! I have had 7 repairs so far this summer season and am currently today October 23, waiting for yet another part to be replaced. Not say same part each time either. Multiple parts have been replaced each summer for the past 4 years. Alternative, replace unit. Really after spending $360,000 to build house. Parts are always on back order with Rheem, the parts you get from them seem to fail quickly and multiple times, and when the repairman has to make multiple calls to even get the parts department from Rheem to call him, theres a problem. Multiple repair men licensed in HVAC have told us and neighbors that Rheem units are crap and to stay away. Rheem your products are absolute crap, and your parts dept and service are even worse!!
Published: October 23, 2014
Jennifer of Madiso, AL
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I purchase 3 Ruud A/C units for my new construction home off of great exper
I purchase 3 Ruud A/C units for my new construction home off of great experience from my 25+ year old theme unit in my previous home. I currently have two 3 ton units and one 2 ton unit. Within 1 year my 2nd unit would not cool, service tech had to replace condenser coil.... Looked as if it was damaged from factory. That winter it would not run in heat pump mode, had to replace control board in condenser unit. Following year same unit would not cool again..... Evap coil bad, had to be replaced. The following spring the AH blower motor would not come on, new ECM module and motor replaced. Year 3, this same unit would not cool again and my 2 ton unit would not cool effectively. Both units had leaky evap coils that had to be replaced. Now as I write this the 2 floor unit is not running again, I suspect the ECM or blower motor. South Louisiana in summer is not fun with no AC. Summary: In less than 3 years Ive had 4 coils a control board, ECM and motor replaced in 3 units, all the while fighting tooth and nail with Ruud customer service that is of no help. Oh and by the way the 10 year condenser unit replacement warranty is only if the compressor goes out. Yes they will cover parts under warranty but not labor or refrigerant. I have over $1,600 in repair bills on what was supposed to be high-end units. DO NOT buy Ruud.
Published: June 13, 2015
Bryan of Covington, LA
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NEVER BUY A RHEEM HOT WATER HEATER. We bought a 40 gallon Rheem hot water h
NEVER BUY A RHEEM HOT WATER HEATER. We bought a 40 gallon Rheem hot water heater from Home Depot. After 2 weeks we awoke with the house full of fumes and the carbon monoxide alarm was sounding. Here is my experience: 1. They dont actually have technical support. What they have is untrained people, without any actual experience reading a script from a manual. 2. If you have the same issue 2 or 102 times they will repeat the same painstaking process each time as though you never had the problem before. 3. If you ask to speak with a supervisor, they are basically hired to ** the customers and duck liability.About me: I just completed building a duplex single handed. Foundation, framing, electric service, gas service etc. I have done my own HVAC and H2O heaters in my own homes and apt buildings for 40+ years. My workmanship is excellent and take pride in getting it right the first time, every time. So after only a few weeks operation, an H2O heater comes close to killing my wife and myself I call the company. After very frustrating phone calls, they send out a tech. After 45 minutes, without checking gas pressures, or pressure switch or actually doing any diagnostics he resets the controller, starts the heater and leaves. 15 minutes later it is in lockout. More calls, nobody listening to the CO/fume issue, they decide to send a new pilot assembly. There is zero possibility of this fixing a draft problem, but it is the cheapest part they could send. So, their solution is to send a 15$ part that wont fix the issue and turn the thing back on and see if it poisons us again.I declined that solution. They said that was all they were willing to do. Home Depot has said they will replace or give store credit which would be acceptable, but we will see if that follows through. One of the HD workers says he gets a very high return rate on the Rheem unit so my guess is HD will stop selling these in a year or two. In short, Rheems response to a critical, even life threatening situation is completely inadequate, technical assistance is less than what any handyman could find on the web in a couple of minutes, and at 1/10 the aggravation.Another issue (might be the same issue) is the bearings in the blower are awful noisy for a new unit. Rheem used to be a good dependable brand and I still have 3 of their older furnaces installed which I have been mostly satisfied with the exception of the cheap bearings they put in the induction blowers. I wont be buying Rheem/Rudd units again unless they have exceptional reviews.
Published: November 14, 2018
Tony of Lockport, NY
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Two months after installing a water heater we got awful sulfur taste and sm
Two months after installing a water heater we got awful sulfur taste and smell. We tried the recommended treatment using hydrogen peroxide to kill the bacteria. This worked for 3 months and then it came back, so we treated the condition again with peroxide. This worked for another 6 months. By now Covid virus was in effect and we could not buy the peroxide anywhere. We noticed water on the floor and I also noticed the electrical breaker had popped. Taking the top cover off, I found the insulation covering the top element and thermostat burned and the wires black and corroded. I spoke to Rheem 3 times, each time a different person, but got nowhere. All they offered was a new element even though the whole insulation within the unit was totally wet. Based on the corroded condition of the wires, the thermostat and the element, we refused their miserly offer. We finally contacted Home Depot and spoke to someone knowledgeable, Les, the plumbing manager, and he agreed to call Rheem. After getting nowhere with this company, he spoke to his manager and suggested replacing the heater at their cost which they did. We hope this one is better but we dont expect to have the same life as our previous heater that lasted 28 years.
Published: July 11, 2020
Vincent of Kanata, ON
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October 2012 Plumber purchased a RHEEM water heater at Home Depot for my re
October 2012 Plumber purchased a RHEEM water heater at Home Depot for my rental property which failed to work after installation. RHEEM did send their authorized plumber who adjusted the pilot tube to fix delayed ignition problem, at no cost to me. Now 3.5 years later the pilot light wont stay lit and a plumber diagnosed a possible thermocouple problem. Since my tenant wants hot water now I dont have the option to have a part ordered that may or may not fix the problem. The water heater is being replaced today with a plumbers grade water heater. Im thankful for this site because Ill be having central air installed this summer and it will not be a RHEEM product!
Published: April 29, 2016
V.J. of Lompoc, CA
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I purchased a new townhome that had a Rheem water heater. The water heater
I purchased a new townhome that had a Rheem water heater. The water heater tank leaked and had to be replaced when it was only 6 years and 3 months old. The company apologized and said it should have lasted longer, however they would not do anything to compensate for the poor product. I would not buy another Rheem water heater.
Published: January 7, 2019
Pat of Savage, MN
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I purchased a Rheem Smart water heater back in November 2018. In August 201
I purchased a Rheem Smart water heater back in November 2018. In August 2019 the water heater control panel shorted out and fried control panel. I need to add I did not pair my smart phone to my water heater. I set the temp to 120 and went about my everyday business. I called the tech line around 2 pm and was told I had to wait for a tech to arrive to fix the water heater. That was okay until they stated there were no techs available in my area, so they offered me allowance of $125.00 to find a plumber to come out and fix the water. Well problem 2 is there were no parts available in our surrounding area and I would have to wait for 2-3 days to receive the replacement part. Of course I was not going without hot water for that period of time and a plumber around here is $185.00 an hour from 8-5 and $277.50 for after hours. After they caved and got Home Depot to replace the water heater I downgraded to the basic and once installed it began to leak. Frustrating as it was I returned to home depot with the water heater at 9:50 pm and was given another water heater. Problem 3, I received the replacement control panel 4 days later and called three times asking to return it and Jesse says just throw it away, no need to return it. Rheem must be making money hand over fist to throw parts away like that. Im a home depot customer and I buy what they sell. Hopefully they will start carrying another brand for customers to choose from. I do not recommend this brand of water heater for any home due to the poor customer service they provide. Seven hours to replace a water heater. Thank God Im a do it yourself-er and dont have to depend on anyone to repair my home.
Published: September 27, 2019
Terrance of Hobbs, NM
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Read the reviews, then run as fast as you can to find another supplier. At
Read the reviews, then run as fast as you can to find another supplier. At 15 years old, my old water heater was running fine, but I decided it was time to replace it before it died. I contracted for a Rheem Power Vent unit (a requirement in my situation), which made it quite expensive at $1,300 with installation. It lasted 30 months, and died with what turns out to be a common problem with the valve. The installing contractor sent the repair over to a Rheem specified service organization, who was not very responsive. It took me a day to get a call back, and they totally blew off a 3PM to 7PM arrival window scheduled for the next day, and called 8AM the following day (3 days) acting dumb, and said can we come now? They found the failing valve, but only after I stopped him from leaving, when it started up (as it always does), and the repair guy says see, its working. Sure, just wait 5 minutes for it to start ignition failure recycling every 2 minutes. Finally he saw that, went and got the part, and fixed it. I just got the bill. 3 hours at $125 (should be one hour) and $356 for the Smart Valve. Sure its smart for Rheem and the repair guy. Me, Ive just spent over 1/2 the cost of a new unit, to fix one that is only 30 months old. Where is the warranty?
Published: December 14, 2011
Michael of Stamford, CT
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Replaced our water heater of 20 years with a Rheem because it was a good br
Replaced our water heater of 20 years with a Rheem because it was a good brand and has been around. It worked fine for a week and then the pilot went out. Re lit and 2 days went out again. Then it was going out every couple hours. I called Tech support with Rheem and said they would have a plumber contact me. Plumber came out and determined it was the main Gas control. Took 4 days to get the part and we installed it and still did the same thing. Called tech support again, they wanted us to take the burner assembly to check if something was tripped. If it was they would send another part out. We have been without hot water for almost two weeks. Im tired of the runaround and took it back to home depot for a refund. So disappointed with the whole situation. They could have overnighted the parts instead of waiting days for them.
Published: December 28, 2019
Laurie of Rocklin, CA
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In September 2016 we had to replace our Trane A/C and heating unit, because
In September 2016 we had to replace our Trane A/C and heating unit, because a/c went out and the Freon situation. It was replaced with a Rheem 410A Heat pump. We had A/C repair issues before the end of 2016. Probably 3 or 4 in 2017 the same in 2018. Now we are in 12/2019 about the same amount. The A/C is out which went unnoticed to the cooler weather until the heat went out. So here I am in Mississippi in December with no heat or A/C. Since the loss of our Trane unit we have had to invested in portable A/C units. Have always liked Rheem water heaters, never a minutes trouble with one in my home while under warranty.
Published: December 7, 2019
D of Terry, MS
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I purchased a Rheem hot water heater a year ago and it stop working. I call
I purchased a Rheem hot water heater a year ago and it stop working. I called for assistance, and got a girl who talked to me like I was a child she was very rude. Rheem customer service experience was one of the worst I have ever experienced! If you want to waste money, time and get insulted purchase a Rheem!
Published: February 2, 2017
Shirette of Milwaukee, WI
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The Rheem water heater I bought went out months before the warranty ran out
The Rheem water heater I bought went out months before the warranty ran out. Rheem sent me the part and I had Southern Calif. Gas Co. install it and they charged 43.00 to install it but not Rheem for some reason will not reimburse me for the 43.00. I sent everything they asked me for - model no. and all that stuff. Even sent the bill from Gas Co. and my check no. that paid it. I am so disgusted with Rheem. I guess my next move will be to go to Better Business Bureau and tell them my story. Please tell me why do some companies say they have and even give warranties on paper and then you have to fight with them to get your money back... I think this is fraud on a big scale. Also I got on the computer and could not believe all the complaints Rheem has against them.
Published: June 20, 2016
Larry of Wasco, CA
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Similar to some of the stories I have read here, I had the displeasure of o
Similar to some of the stories I have read here, I had the displeasure of owning a Rheem Power Vent water heater. There was trouble from the start. Ive previously spent close to $700 on labor for covered repairs.” Today was the last straw. The blower was gone again! It’s another $350-400 in labor to replace. We told them to yank the Rheem and give us something that would work. Here is the list: a blower (twice), a valve that went bad, and something with the electronic unit all inside of five years! Sure, the part is covered, but I cant afford this piece of junk. Until this water heater, I had owned three others at various homes over 17 years and never once had a repair. Please pass the word about Rheem water heaters. They should be making things right.
Published: April 20, 2012
James of Johnston, IA
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Rheem is a good product, well made, and has a great track record. Parts are
Rheem is a good product, well made, and has a great track record. Parts are easy to get and it is easy to repair when needed even though that’s rarely. The life span of a Rheem is 20-25 years. If I had to purchase another heating and air unit it would be a Rheem.
Published: June 13, 2020
Malissa of Knoxville, TN
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I have bought two Rheem tankless water heaters in the last three years. The
I have bought two Rheem tankless water heaters in the last three years. The first was undersized and quit working. I get that. The second was the Professional RTEX-27 series which is classified as a whole house water heater. Had for 11 months and it also quit working. 743.00 dollars for a 10 month water heater, never again.
Published: July 6, 2018
Stetson of Wheeling, WV
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I replaced a 16 year old Rheem aircon with a brand spanking new Rheem 16 SE
I replaced a 16 year old Rheem aircon with a brand spanking new Rheem 16 SEER whole house 21/2 ton aircon. I am going to save energy and have great cooling... or so I thought. It is now 3 and a half years later. I have had to replace TWO air handler motors (now on the third) and yesterday I was told that my control valve and evaporator coil have to be replaced. The gentleman said it will be $500.04 but the spares will be at no cost as it is still under warranty. FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for labor!!!!!!!!!?????? I have had this aircon regularly serviced, changed the filters every month and looked after it well, from a maintenance point of view. I did not want to give ONE star but that is the lowest I can go. Rheem sucks.
Published: September 18, 2014
Nicolaas of Delray Beach, FL
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The problem I experienced is a serious safety issue and I hope as many peop
The problem I experienced is a serious safety issue and I hope as many people read this and spread the word as possible. My Rheem 40 gallon hot water tank started to leak gas at the Honeywell valve internally. The tank is installed in a small closet which is a confined area in which combustible natural gas can accumulate. When I contacted customer service they tried every way they could to get out of sending a replacement part. Because of my experience and the seriousness of the issue I decided to do a little bit of research and discovered that I am NOT the only individual who has had this problem.I used to install hot water tanks when I was younger with a plumber friend of mine and I can tell you that I have never heard of this issue before. It just did not happen on the older non digital gas valves. I have since found out that these Honeywell gas valves are notorious for breaking down and they are used by many different hot water tank manufacturers. The leakage issue is a serious problem in a confined space natural gas can easily blow up and cause a fire. To make matters worse if you live in the country and use propane which is heavier than air the combustible gas will build up around the combustion chamber making an explosion very likely.These malfunctioning Honeywell valves are all over the internet and YouTube and have been a well known problem by the manufacturers for several years yet nothing seems to be done about them! I would advise people to avoid any tank with these potentially dangerous malfunctioning valves period. I would also advise people to avoid Rheem products in general based on my customer service experience. They should have been happy to replace the valve considering the dangerousness of the situation instead of asking so many questions and trying to get out of it. They dont have the customers best interests in mind based on my experience.A lot of the issues with this companys hot water tanks are with the Honeywell gas valve and malfunctions of said valve. Neither company seems to be interested in fixing this problem. I would stay away from these hot water tanks and these valves in particular if I were you! You just shouldnt have to deal with these kind of problems.
Published: February 15, 2016
Harry of Roseville, MI
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We got a brand new water heater in 2017. Now in 2020 it stopped working ove
We got a brand new water heater in 2017. Now in 2020 it stopped working over a month ago. We reached out to Rheem for a new thermocouple- per the machine error. It took several rude customer service representatives to get the part. Despite paying the extra 50$ to overnight the order, it did not arrive for two days. We had the plumber put in the new thermocouple and all was well....for a few days. Then a new error popped up high temperature sensor...a few rude Rheem calls later and another overnight (read: two days) package later, we get the part. Pay yet another plumber to put the part in and all is well...for a few days. The hot water stops again, the plumber comes yet again and the pilot light is three times as tall as it should be! Call some rude Rheem representatives and OH, they sent the WRONG PART AND WILL NOT BE COVERING THE PLUMBER INSTALLATION FOR THE WRONG PART THEY SENT!!?! Two days later and were still waiting for the overnight of the right part. Have never been more dissatisfied with a company and will NEVER purchase Rheem and will discourage EVERYONE I know from using.
Published: May 14, 2020
Kelsey of Baltimore, MD
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Had a water heater installed approx. 3 months ago. 3 weeks ago it started t
Had a water heater installed approx. 3 months ago. 3 weeks ago it started tripping the circuit breaker. After inspection, we found the insulation around the lower heating coil was soaked so had the lower heating coil replaced and dried everything out. Last week it started doing it again. Upon closer inspection they found the tank was leaking higher up and was irreparable. When I spoke with Rheem customer service I requested to speak with the service reps supervisor/manager who told me in a flat tone that while Rheem would cover the part and materials they did not have to cover the cost of labor. When asked why I should have to cover the labor cost to replace a 3 month old unit that only needs replacing due to a fault that is their responsibility, I was given the same flat-toned scripted response. I assured them if Rheem was not going to be flexible enough to work with its customers when the cost should rightly fall to them then I would not waste another cent with them and ensure anyone I encountered knew why.All work done by a licensed/certified/bonded contractor that Ive done business with for many years and has an impeccable reputation. This is not my first encounter with Rheem but it is also nothing different. Im usually a forgiving person but things like repetitive bad customer service stick with me for a long time and though this incident may cost me a couple hundred dollars I will do my best to ensure it cost them as much as possible in lost customers. My advice? Avoid Rheem products at all cost.
Published: January 15, 2014
S of Bessemer, AL
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Bought it in April of 2017. Called up and registered the warranty the day i
Bought it in April of 2017. Called up and registered the warranty the day it was installed, gave all information and documentation I was asked for. Died on Nov 1 2018, called the number on the water heater, was told the labor warranty was expired but parts were in warranty so theyd send the part, got the part on Tuesday, got it installed and still got 7 flashing red lights, so called back on Wednesday, the second tech I talked to on Wednesday said two failures of the same part were considered a complete failure. Id have to bring the water heater back to point of purchase and theyd replace it. As we talked she offhandedly mentions that it had a 9 yr part warranty and a 2 yr labor warranty (since Id been told it was out of warranty I was under impression that the labor was 1 yr) and that the labour had expired in August. I told her I had purchased it in April, she had me email the receipt and serial number to another email. That night I got an email that my warranty was updated and if I had any problems to call 800-432-8373, so first thing Thursday morning I called and they said theyd schedule a service technician to come replace it and Id be contacted within one business day with the name of the service tech and the appointment time. A short time later I got an email stating Thank you for contacting Rheem. A request for labor coverage has been submitted to our Dispatch team for processing. You will either receive a call from our dispatch team with labor options or from an independent contractor in your area within 1 business day to setup an appointment. Labor coverage includes the repair or replacement of any part of the water heater due to defect in material or workmanship. If you do not receive a call within 1 business day, you may call 800-248-3553 Mon-Sat 8AM-8PM ET for further assistance.So, I dont hear anything further on Thursday, and I dont hear anything on Friday. So Friday night I tried to call but it was after 8 pm et, so I called again Saturday morning. I explained my situation and asked why I hadnt been contacted with any update within one business day like I was promised. The person I talked to (never Identified herself, but her manager said her name was Leah) told me that the techs dont dispatch service people, they created a ticket on Thursday which went to dispatch who created a rework ticket on Friday and its Saturday and Im talking to the person whose job it is to call the service people and schedule them and if Id let her do her job shed call and see if someone was available.She put me on hold and came back and said, Nobody is answering so theyre probably closed for the weekend. Ill call them on Monday and see if theyll come out, or I can give you a warranty claim number and you can do it yourself. Kind of ** since if your people hadnt been slow walking it and had contacted me on Friday LIKE PROMISED I could have called on Friday and had someone scheduled to work on Saturday or Sunday, but since its already Saturday I cant contact anyone until Monday. She then told me if theres nothing else shes hanging up. I had to stop her and ask to talk to a manager, who told me if I didnt want to wait until Monday for someone to be called she could give me a warranty claim number so I could call someone myself. She also said she had to defend Leahs behavior because she such a good and loyal employee and Leah was the only person who could possibly handle my claim. She also refused to admit that your company failed in any way in upholding your promise to contact me within one business day, telling me she understood why I would feel that way (without specifying what way I was feeling). Very well trained to be noncommittal. Cant think of another company thats given me such horrible customer service in the last decade.
Published: November 10, 2018
Neal of Rio Rico, AZ
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I purchased a 50 gal Rheem water heater XG50T12DU36U0 from Home Depot, I in
I purchased a 50 gal Rheem water heater XG50T12DU36U0 from Home Depot, I installed and it would not light up unless I would close and reopen the gas line manually. I called Rheem, troubleshooted the water heater with them over the phone and they decided it was the gas valve. I replaced it for them and the problem continued. I called them again, troubleshooted the heater again and they said it was the ignitor and asked me to replace it. I refused to replaced because I did not want to damage the heater and invalidate the warranty. Their repair company replaced the ignitor, the unit started after many sparks and then would not work again. I called Rheem again, troubleshooted again the flammable gas sensor, reset the gas valve without fixing the problem. They said it was the thermal protection device and asked me to open and remove the burner which I refused to do. I got tired of this and asked to return the unit. Rheem says they do not recommend that because they want to keep troubleshooting the unit (while I take cold showers...) and do not issue a Return Authorization number. Home Depot manager says I need to contact Rheem, get a return authorization number and they do not honor the 90 day return policy nor provide me a copy of it (they said I can take a picture of the policy on the counter). The policy does not mention water heater as non returnable items but still the manager does not accept me to return the heater. The manager said also that since the water heater was installed I cannot return it. Home Depot 1-800 customer service says I can return the unit (with receipt, serial number on heater and undamaged) but they cannot override the store manager. Do NOT buy RHEEM WATER HEATERS from HOME DEPOT.
Published: January 17, 2016
Domenico of Berkeley, CA
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In March of 2015 we built a new house and had a Rheem water heater installe
In March of 2015 we built a new house and had a Rheem water heater installed. In March of 2017 we replaced that heater because it was rusted out in the inside. Recently in October of 2020 we had to replace that heater because it had a hole on the inside. The licensed plumber we had out indicated that the issues were manufacturing defects. The heaters have a warranty of 5 years but the parts and labor only 1 year. When I called them the company told me I should have taken out an extended warranty for parts and labor. Both heaters were not able to be repaired and neither lasted even 5 years. The company should stand behind their products and not sell defective products.
Published: December 16, 2020
John of Canton, GA
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I have had good luck with Rheem gas hot water tank. I bought it 23 years ag
I have had good luck with Rheem gas hot water tank. I bought it 23 years ago, installed it myself and it is still going. Since that time I have added a garage to my house and want to put it in the garage. I am going to buy a new one because I am on borrowed time with it now and my next one will be a Rheem unless someone knows another one can outlast mine?
Published: October 10, 2015
Gerald of Waterford, NY
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Your product and customer service is a complete joke. I purchased one of yo
Your product and customer service is a complete joke. I purchased one of your hot water heater in March. From day one we had problems. Finally after a week of no hot water and your customer service department playing games and the service company you referred playing games, we were able to get a new hot water heater. With that said, that hot water heater has been leaking since day one. I called and they sent me out a replacement part but, still it is leaking. I then called in today and spoke to a miserable supervisor named, Shakir.I called to get service along with request that my warranty that will expire in March be extended. He was rude and to the point of advising no and that he will get the service company out. For 2 hot water heaters to go in less than a 9 month period. What is that saying about your product. Also not extending the warranty even shows your own company doesnt stand behind its own product. Unbelievable! I will never purchase anything with your name attached to anything again!
Published: December 13, 2017
Stephanie of Wescosville, PA
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Ever since this heat pump was installed I have had problems with it. Variou
Ever since this heat pump was installed I have had problems with it. Various heating contractors come and charge me money to try to fix the problem but to no success. Only temporary fixes. I tried to contact Rheem as I feel the unit is defective but no one gets back to you or takes time to help or access the problem. Very dissatisfied and would not recommend Rheem to anyone who needs a heat pump!
Published: February 9, 2020
Paula of Bristol, CT
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Purchase brand new water heater from HOME DEPOT. Had it installed correctly
Purchase brand new water heater from HOME DEPOT. Had it installed correctly. It leaked. Submitted pictures to Rheem and they said it was a manufacturers defect and gave me $250 to get it unhooked, returned and a new one installed! $250, in their own words, is the National Average for reinstallation. No plumber would even unhook it for $250 let alone install a new one. We live in Mississippi, not New York or LA. Surely, the National Average would suffice here. Ive spent $300 to get it installed, another $300 to get it returned and another $300 to get it reinstalled. And all they can give through their warranty program is $250. Its their poor workmanship that caused all of it. NEVER BUYING THIS AGAIN. DECIDED TO GO WITH AN AO SMITH WATER HEATER. GREAT QUALITY!!!
Published: August 13, 2014
Elbert of Jackson, MS
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I have a small apartment building that was serviced by a 40 gal water heate
I have a small apartment building that was serviced by a 40 gal water heater for over 10 years without one problem. In the last 2 years I bought a 40 gal Rheem water heater and it failed. I was told it was too small, so I purchased a 50 gal Rheem water heater which failed in 6 months. They sent me parts and it failed 2 additional times. Each time requiring a whole new boiler, valve, and thermostat assembly. My question is how did one 40 gal last 10 years and I can’t get 3 years out of a water heater with new technology and a larger capacity? My calls to Rheem were in excess of 30 minute wait times and 20 + callers ahead of me. Another bad sign!
Published: August 29, 2021
James of Corona, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I probably need to replace the Rheem water heater installed in new house in
I probably need to replace the Rheem water heater installed in new house in 1974. Its still working with only heating elements being replaced a couple of times. But reviews I read online about newer water heaters of any brand has me wondering if I should just hang in there!
Published: March 6, 2015
Pat of Macclenny, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2 year old motor on top of my condenser failed. It cost me 399.00 for la
My 2 year old motor on top of my condenser failed. It cost me 399.00 for labor. The manager of the company told me that the motors are often failing. They overheat and fail. I called Rheem, and was told the supplier’s representative could help. The manager told me they have tried with no success. He told me that they no longer recommend Rheem. I thought they were the best. I am extremely disappointed. There needs to be another class action suit, like there is against Rheem for their faulty aluminum condensers.
Published: May 25, 2018
Peter of Delray Beach, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I called the company about my tank that’s 2 years old and started leaking
I called the company about my tank that’s 2 years old and started leaking, the plumber I called told me that the gas control has to be replaced. Every representative said it’s a different problem and they didn’t want to send me the part my plumber needed to fix the tank. Now I’m stuck with a leaking tank that’s only 2 years old.
Published: September 17, 2019
L of Brooklyn, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a 7 year warranty water heater in 2017 at Home Depot. I install
I purchased a 7 year warranty water heater in 2017 at Home Depot. I installed it (Im a mechanical engineer and have lots of home improvement experience). About 18 months after I purchased it, it started having long recovery times. And after 20 months it quit altogether. A quick troubleshoot indicated that the elements were shot - and that the factory installed lower element had a pinched gasket which was causing a pinhole drip type leak. This obviously was starting the entire lower part of the water heater to start to corrode. I called the folks at Rheem, and they talked me through a complete troubleshoot again - and with my handy volt/ohm meter they determined that not only were the elements bad, but the upper thermostat was too. I mentioned the gasket issue which they brushed aside as a normal operational issue. They promised prompt shipment of the parts.About 10 days later the elements and the thermostat showed up. I drained and pulled them. No surprises - both were burnt through. Im pretty shocked - Ive never seen this ever before! EVER. And Im 54... I replaced the parts and figured that Id be good for a bunch more years (before this experience I was used to water heaters lasting 12 to 20 years!!). Imagine my surprise to hear a sound come from my water heater that sounded like my Arc Welder turned all the way up and welding 1/2 plate steel! The sound stopped after about 30 seconds and sure enough: no hot water. Didnt pop the breaker either. Removing the upper and lower thermostat, I discovered significant corrosion in the lower one (probably due to the leak - I checked mine after install several times and no leak - but I used a bit of food grade silicone grease on my install to prevent kinking, just like on a oil filter of a car) was corroded. A bench test of the upper confirmed that it was dead too. And, to make it a trifecta, the lower element showed infinite resistance (burn out). The upper showed 14 ohms so I left it in place. I drained the heater and removed the lower element to find that yes, it was burned thru. Cheap junk, just like the thermostats.At this time Im real unhappy with Rheem. I suspect a serious supply chain problem with shoddy parts may be to blame, but I am concerned about the manufacturing quality as well because of the gasket. Im a bit concerned that maybe the steel (which shows surface corrosion already!!) may be substandard and have rot starting. Or inferior welding... or.... Im thinking that even though I spent $850 for this junker, its time for a new one. I live 40 miles out in the country and dont want my house burning down due to an arcing heater - or someone getting electrocuted.
Published: November 19, 2019
W. of Richland Springs, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

New heat pump unit installed January 2013 Rudd Model RHSL- HM4221 JA and 13
New heat pump unit installed January 2013 Rudd Model RHSL- HM4221 JA and 13PJL42A01. Have had high electric bills 60 days after installation. Installing company has been out numerous fixing and replacing Freon and soldering parts. Still high electric bills. I wanted a Trane but company owner talked me into this unit. He keeps telling us mfg will not replace unit. We want our money back to purchase a unit from a different mfg.
Published: March 7, 2015
Carol of Loudon, TN
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Rheem does not honor their warranty. My plumber installed two Rheem water
Rheem does not honor their warranty. My plumber installed two Rheem water heaters in my two family and it worked great for two years. Three months ago, one of them burst at the bottom and flooded my basement. It was not a problem because I got 6 or 7-year warranty on the product. I then called Rheem they confirmed that the product is under warranty. They gave me a return number and advised me that I should take the defective heater back to where I purchased it.The contractor took it back but the distributor where it was originally purchased said that they will not exchange. I contacted Rheem and they told me to try another distributor--same thing, no exchanges. I called several more and asked Rheem if they could ship me one they said no. This has been ongoing for three months so I eventually contacted the BBB. Rheem said that they would give me a fair market value. This turns out to be about $400 when a new heater cost is about $800--not fair at all.Please do not purchase from Rheem because they do not honor their warranty. I purchased a different brand to replace the defective one. You will get ** when your heater fails. I had to pay an additional $400 for a new heater.
Published: September 18, 2011
Vishi of Coral springs, fl
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As part of a major remodel project, which included new plumbing and gas lin
As part of a major remodel project, which included new plumbing and gas lines, we had a Rheem tankless water heater installed in the summer of 2012. In about 7 months we began to have trouble. When the hot water was turned on somewhere in the house, the tank would attempt to fire up but wouldnt actually ignite, and then the unit would flash an error code #11. The person needing hot water would wait and wait for it but would never get it. This happened more and more frequently. The plumber who installed it sent a Rheem rep out who blamed it on insufficient gas pressure, without actually testing the pressure. HVAC guy said we had large supply line to the unit. Rheem manual (only obtainable online) was of no help. Finally after months of a continually worsening problem, a person on the Rheem help line told us it was probably dirty ignition coils. She gave us instructions on opening up the unit and gently cleaning the fragile coils. Now we have to do this complicated process every few months. Very annoying! And the most frustrating thing is that my friends with other brands of tankless heaters have never had to do anything to theirs after many years and they LOVE their tankless heater. I HATE mine!
Published: October 30, 2014
Jennifer of Madison, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Hands down the worst customer service I have ever had to deal with in my li
Hands down the worst customer service I have ever had to deal with in my lifetime. Not only do they have you holding on the phone for hours and when I mean hours I mean whole hours, they cant even assist or communicate reimbursement procedure effectively. After being told by one representative that he would be sending an email with how to submit for reimbursement within hours, I had to call back after a few days to advise I did not receive such email. Another rep advised the reason I didnt receive the email was that they did not have the necessary voucher to send...so why not say that from the first call or someone reach out me to advise instead of me waiting on an email that was never to arrive. As we speak Im literally on hold for what seems like another hour just to speak to a manager. P.s. This is all due to a defective part on a water heater that was installed less than year ago.
Published: December 6, 2021
Jhonelle of Roselle Park, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We moved into our new place in 2012 and a month later the Rheem gas hot wat
We moved into our new place in 2012 and a month later the Rheem gas hot water heater blew its side. We were relieved to find it was under warranty but it still cost us $600 to have the new unit installed. One month less than 5 years, the HW heater blew its side again flooding our basement. I called Rheem and they told me there is no warranty on this unit since it was already a warranty replacement. I tried demanding a better solution than that but the person hung up on me and I never heard back from them despite numerous attempts.I have a family of 6 and need hot water so I had to get a new unit a.s.a.p. It cost $2000 all in. I am livid that such a huge company cant back up their products. When they realize you have had issues with their product the first thing you hope to hear from them is Sorry youre having trouble with our products, Sir. Lets take a look at how we can fix this situation not We already gave you a new one. I thought you should get at least 10 years from a heater? Not impressed Rheem! You should be ashamed! Profit over people!
Published: November 28, 2017
Shawn of Langley, BC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

3 month old heater fails, then you learn that there is no warranty service
3 month old heater fails, then you learn that there is no warranty service in your state. After paying nearly $300 for the warranty repair, and 8 weeks in still waiting for them to pay me back. Do not buy this product.
Published: April 2, 2019
Calvin of Lexington, KY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Not sure how many of the water heaters made by Rheem are faulty. But mine w
Not sure how many of the water heaters made by Rheem are faulty. But mine was (just a knob in the front, so far) and let me tell you, the customer service sucks. They were rude and dismissive to my plumber when he called the night he installed it. Then neither of us could get hold of them the following day (a Wednesday). Finally on Thursday morning, I reached someone who was clearly bored and not caring. She told me a local contractor had the job so I needed to call them. A rude and dismissive person was eventually reached (after 2 hours of calling) at the local contractor number. Nobody could come out until the following day, Friday (today). When he finally showed up, he told me he was there to do a determination on what was needed. Then he had to call Rheem, and order the part. Which would not be shipped until Monday! Mind you, this puts me at a week without hot water, apparently due to the company who makes this water heater not caring!!! DO NOT BUY A RHEEM PRODUCT.
Published: December 20, 2014
Sharon of Tucson, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I had to replace the Rheem hot water heater in my grandmas house 3 times in
I had to replace the Rheem hot water heater in my grandmas house 3 times in 2year. This time the heater has a recall on a part that rheem cant even get and even if they could it would still cost me $145 to have someone install it. I have to go buy a new water heater (it will not be rheem again) and the company has an Oh well attitude. I hope this review save people time and especially money. I wish I had read the reviews.
Published: October 30, 2021
Nikki of Maben, WV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Dont buy the Rheem water heater for the warranty, it is worthless. It only
Dont buy the Rheem water heater for the warranty, it is worthless. It only covers parts, which leaves you at the hands of the thieving plumbers. The ignition and thermostat system is overly complicated and may fail. Mine lasted 5 years (12-year warranty). The plumber wanted $350 to repair the unit, the part (covered) is $112. My son who lives out of state does home repair and said it was a 15-minute job. I am trying to order the party under warranty but that is not going well. Brand new this tank at Home Depot is $850 installed so its smarter to get a new one. So buy the tank you think fits your need but dont get excited about the warranty, its not going to help much.
Published: July 9, 2021
Anthony of Argyle, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Rheem Performance natural gas hot water heater installed June, 2020. May, 2
Rheem Performance natural gas hot water heater installed June, 2020. May, 2021 water temperature swinging 90 - 140 degrees intermittently. July, 2021 called installer, he had me call Rheem. August, 2021, Rheem sent me the controller/gas valve device. Had my installer swap the controller, paid $150. The new controller was dead, did not work! Installer put old controller in so I would at least have hot water. Called Rheem again, they said to remove and bring back to Home Depot. Even though the problem started in less than a year they will not cover installation. So now I have to pay. Going to file with small claims court now. One more thing, plan on spending hours on hold to get to their customer support. Stay away from Rheem hot water heaters.... junk.
Published: October 22, 2021
Nick of Brick, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Bought a brand new Rheem 3.5 ton ac system last year to replace a 15 yr old
Bought a brand new Rheem 3.5 ton ac system last year to replace a 15 yr old Goodman and have regretted it since. The system is only 8 months old and I have already had to replace the entire a-frame coils due to manuf defect/design failure, like many of the other people are complaining about. Also had to replace the blower motor and control board just to keep my home cool! Now, as I write this, the condenser fan motor sounds like it went or will go this soon and will most likely need to also be replaced. I think the only thing left I havent replaced is the condenser itself. I would be surprised if Rheem are not bankrupt next year. Ill NEVER buy anything made by Rheem or Ruud. They have no quality control and contractors are dumping them from all the black eyes they are now getting because of Rheems bad failing products.
Published: July 12, 2015
H of Boca, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased a Rheem air conditioner in 2012 because we were having small p
We purchased a Rheem air conditioner in 2012 because we were having small problems with our original air conditioner that came with our house when it was built in 1995. Because it was 17 years old & started having small problems, we decided to purchase a new one, which was a Rheem. Btw, we lived in another home prior to this one & that a/c (not a Rheem) was still working great when we sold that home 20 years later. After having the new one for two years, the coil was leaking & all rusted out. It was under warranty, but the labor to install a new one cost us just under $500. Almost six years after that, just recently, the compressor went out. The charge to relace it (labor) plus refrigerant is $1600.We purchased a new a/c unit so we wouldnt have to be putting more money into an old unit, wouldnt have to be inconvenienced & uncomfortable. We now have bigger & more expensive problems with the a/c than we had before. Rheem makes an inferior product & I wouldnt wish this product on anyone. Do not buy from Rheem, youll be sorry. P.S. I have a neighbor who also replaced her original a/c of 19 years with a Rheem & her unit just stopped working. She is still waiting for the repairman to look at it while the high has been 100° each day.
Published: May 1, 2020
Joy of Tucson, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Yesterday around 5:30 pm I heard a loud popping sound and looked up. Saw sp
Yesterday around 5:30 pm I heard a loud popping sound and looked up. Saw sparks coming from the lower level of my home. Upon further investigation, I started to see and smell smoke. Once I figured out where the smoke was coming, I quickly discovered the source of the smoke, which was from my Rheem hot water heater that had caught on fire.
Published: July 20, 2018
rhonda of Columbia, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Our family purchased a Rheem water heater in September of 2018. November 30
Our family purchased a Rheem water heater in September of 2018. November 30, 2019 it quit working!! We had a plumber out, not knowing what was wrong. After 4 hours of working on it/talking on the phone with Rheem representatives, it was determined that the thermocouple/starter unit would need to be replaced. We were told our part would be shipped out that night! Today, December 4 we received an email that the part was JUST SHIPPED today!! We won’t have water for 2 more days. Pretty tough for a family of 6!!!Rheem replacement parts are not carried by plumbing companies. We also had 4 companies refuse to work on the Rheem water heater, saying they avoid the products! Poorly made product and even worse customer service! We will NEVER purchase another product from this company and we intend to share with all of our friends as well!!
Published: December 5, 2019
Carl of Baker, LA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Had a plumber install a new Rheem water heater Sept. 22 ,2020. 9 months lat
Had a plumber install a new Rheem water heater Sept. 22 ,2020. 9 months later the pilot light is not working. Read several others have the same problem. Maybe a lawsuit is needed for them to make it right. Still trying to make contact with them. Terrible customer service.
Published: July 19, 2021
Marian of Boise, ID
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have been on hold going on 30 mins trying to reach someone while my hot w
I have been on hold going on 30 mins trying to reach someone while my hot water heater is leaking all over my basement! Its only 2 years old! I will never use this company ever again! What a rip off! Take your business elsewhere!
Published: September 11, 2019
Matt of Benicia, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

What happened to the Rheem quality that I grew up with. This unit is only 3
What happened to the Rheem quality that I grew up with. This unit is only 3 years old and began leaking at the base below the lower T-Stat. It caused severe water damage to the interior of my unit. My plumber shared that the quality control on the assembly line is poorly managed. Examples of units that have failed revealed only partial interior glass lining which instantly began rusting and a thinner gauge of metal used to build the tanks.
Published: June 30, 2015
Tony of Panama City, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

16 year old water heat started leaking. I replaced it with a Rheem 50 gallo
16 year old water heat started leaking. I replaced it with a Rheem 50 gallon Power Vent Propane Water Heater. After 3 weeks it would only heat water to luke warm (tepid) then shut down. I read the bad reviews on this website and thought I made a big mistake. I bought it a Home Depot and had to drive 70 miles to pick it up. The Energy Dept created new standards effective April 2015 and there were only 2 in Southwest Ohio. Cant go without hot water very long (spoiled Americans). With all the bad reviews, why would HD carry this product?I called Rheem customer service and MY experience was the OPPOSITE of everything posted on this site. All were most helpful to troubleshoot. Sent a new pressure switch. I changed it and that didnt fix it. I am a very good DIY person. There arent that many parts to a water heater but a Power Vent heater is a little more complicated. I think I ended up (ultimately) speaking to 5 customer service people. The last was a guy that only advised on Power Vent models. He asked about the baffle in the middle under the Power Vent. I was sticking out about 1 inch but looked normal to me as I didnt know what was normal/abnormal. Apparently during the drive from Columbus to Cincinnati it worked itself out (it should be flush with the shoulder). I asked if I could set on its side during transit and the HD person said yes as long as I didnt set it on the side with the controls. Made sense but the baffle vibrated out a bit. The fuel/air ratio was confused. Anyway the last guy told me to push this baffle down. It was firm. I put a piece of wood on it and gave it a quick bang and it went down flush!!! I powered it up and it now produces scalding water. Hot setting is plenty. You do not need VERY HOT. You will get burned. To summarize, I wanted to counter all the bad reviews about Rheem water heaters and let others know they WILL help you and send a part/technician right away if necessary. Working perfectly now.
Published: July 20, 2015
steven of Blanchester, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Water heater quit after 5 weeks. Company told me all their techs were booke
Water heater quit after 5 weeks. Company told me all their techs were booked so I would have to find my own company, pay them, and then submit a claim for reimbursement. They did mail me a part that they seemed confident would fix problem, but refused to send it next day mail, even if I offered to pay for it, in spite of me explaining I had family in town for July 4th weekend. The rep I dealt with was borderline snotty and seemed indifferent to the situation.
Published: July 5, 2019
Gregory of Tallahassee, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a Rheem 50 Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater in November 2018. I
I purchased a Rheem 50 Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater in November 2018. Immediately after installation I got an error message that the lower temperature sensor was damaged. I called Rheem immediately. After more than 3 weeks and more than 5 phone calls they still cant get a technician to fix the problem (I live in Portland, Oregon).Last phone call they said to me that they got a technician in Buffalo NY. When I told them, for third time, that I live in Oregon, the person decided to escalate the ticket to her supervisor. This guy (supervisor) send me a list with technicians who work in the area where I live. I called the first person in the list. He said to me that he does not work with Rhemm (!!) Prepare to be on hold for long periods of time when you call scam company. I wish I never bought this hot water heater and I hope others see my review so they can be saved the stress that Ive been going through. Today is December 23rd. Christmas with no hot water. Thanks Rheem!
Published: December 23, 2018
Lester of Beaverton, OR
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Catastrophic failure of the reversing valve in 2 years old Rheem heat pump
Catastrophic failure of the reversing valve in 2 years old Rheem heat pump vented all refrigerant. $253.00 Cost to find failure. $600.00 Cost of labor to replacing their failed reversing valve. $450.00 Cost to replace refrigerant caused by failure of their reversing valve. $0.00 Cost of parts. $0.00 (Only thing covered under 10 years’ warranty). Costs covered by the famous Rheem 10 years’ warranty $0.00. Likelihood that Rheem/Ruud will ever see my business or anyone I know again 0%. This short-sighted strategy creates an incentive to produce subpar products. I highly recommend looking at another heating and air supplier and pay close attention to what they cover in their warranty.
Published: February 28, 2018
Jeff of Folsom, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I replaced my Rheem water heater less than 6 months ago and I have no hot w
I replaced my Rheem water heater less than 6 months ago and I have no hot water. Trying to get a contractor to my home to fix it is awful. I reported the claim on Monday and its Thursday. Contractor never has time. My previous Rheem water heater before replacing it, consistently having problems with upper and/or lower element. MFG kept sending contractor to fix rather than replace the unit. Because so much time passed in the process, the warranty ran out and I had to pay out of pocket towards the new one. And, as mentioned, its not even 6 months old and here we go again. Horrible product/horrible service!
Published: March 19, 2015
Deb of Harding, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

After just over a year my new Rheem gas water heater failed. OK, parts fail
After just over a year my new Rheem gas water heater failed. OK, parts fail. But just try to get a replacement. Hours of phone waiting, multiple promises to overnight the part, and 5 days later still no part and no idea when I can get one. Terrible. Dont buy Rheem.
Published: February 6, 2018
John of Los Osos, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Updated on 06/10/2020: Update. I continue to have issues with the 2017 Rhee
Updated on 06/10/2020: Update. I continue to have issues with the 2017 Rheem air conditioner installed at my house. Rheem never followed up on my calls. I had a twenty year old Carrier that worked better and gave less problems at 20yrs. Don’t let anyone convince you to install a Rheem. It is loud, the motor failed once In 2019 and is failing again in 2020. Capacitor failed in 2019. It does not cool well and is more expensive pushing up my electricity bill. How my twenty year unit was cheaper to run is beyond me but Rheem managed to manufacture something less efficient than a unit twenty years old. If you want to quit your job and dedicate your life to dealing with AC problems, this is the unit for you.Original review: Royal Air and Heating in Dallas installed a Rheem unit at my house. The unit is extremely loud and it is like living next to a ship’s engine room. Even the Addison inspector who came out on the permit said the unit sounds like a 40 year old unit. The Rheem unit replaced a 20 yr old unit and the new Rheem unit is much louder than the old unit. It is also next to the master bedroom, so you cannot sleep in that room. In June 2017, when the unit was installed, Royal Air and Heating said a Rheem rep will have to come out and check it. It is now the end of September 2017 and still no Rheem rep has come to check the unit.I also contacted Rheem. They called me back and said they will follow up. They never did. Dont allow anyone to install one of these units at your house. It is a headache and you will not get any customer service. And, you will be waiting forever for a Rheem rep to come out. Surprised this awful company is still in business. Royal Air decided to install Rheem though I raised issues based on the reviews I saw. However, I had no choice since through home warranty. I also had to pay approximately $1,300 for upgrades, etc. And, this is what I am left with, an obnoxiously loud unit that infringes on my quality of life because I can no longer sleep in the master room. It is so loud.
Published: September 23, 2017
Barbara of Addison, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This company doesnt stand behind their product. They installed the water he
This company doesnt stand behind their product. They installed the water heater at at 4 star hotel and it leaked within two months of installation. It wasnt a small leak. It was a steady stream from the internal tank on the bottom. I called the company and spoke with Daniel ** and he said they could replace it but basically I was on my own. It didnt matter that it had caused some structural damage to the walls or molding. They wouldnt send a representative to inspect the unit. The unit was faulty and the company did not stand behind their product or the contractor that installed a product we believed to be good or offer good customer service for products. Things like this causes contractors like us a huge liability and possibly lost us a big client.
Published: August 26, 2012
Hector of Temecula, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Leaking gas whenever we have other appliances such as the heater that uses
Leaking gas whenever we have other appliances such as the heater that uses gas on at the same time. Called their customer service support was not helpful. Only fixed the controller but still have the same issue. Very unsafe product. I am still dealing with them. Hopefully they will replace it or something. I might just replace it since I feel very unsafe to have a water heater that randomly leak gas...
Published: April 2, 2019
wei of Pleasant Hill, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased an entirely-new Rheem heating and cooling system in very early
I purchased an entirely-new Rheem heating and cooling system in very early 2013 (paid in full 3/2/13), having the RASL048JEC compressor-condenser unit, and RGPE-07NBRQR air handler/gas furnace unit. The Rheem compressor is a microprocessor-controlled, dual compressor design. From summer of 2014 onward, this compressor will latch up and not self-recover from any disturbance of the AC power coming to my home: brief power outages or brownouts will cause it to stay off. Originally, just pulling the fuse cartridges for 2-3 minutes and re-inserting... would make the unit recover. After 2015, this easy fix no longer works: now the compressor unit needs to have the cover removed such that the technician can do a hard-reset of the microcontroller boards by pressing circuit board switches to clear the (saved and displayed) error codes. Two weeks ago the A/C would not come on but error code 21 was showing, and this was traced to a Freon leak in the ADP-manufactured evaporator coil. This is a known problem with Rheem A/C units having the original copper coil; my local A/C contractor, Alaskan Home Services, had to change out three (3) such coils... including mine on the same day. The new ADP coil appears to have the same model number as the old (copper) coil, but it has aluminum tubing rather than copper. Checking online, it appears that evap coil failure in Rheem units is a widespread problem; there is even an attempt at a class-action lawsuit on this issue.Now yet another new problem has surfaced with the furnace / air handler unit: gas burner comes on, but the duct fan does not, resulting in an error code 46 on the controller board for the air handler... and the burner shuts off. And this came after the evaporator coil repair. I am really upset that this high-cost system is so unreliable... especially since it was bought with reliability in mind. Additional issue: Alaskan now charges me a diagnostic fee for coming out... although my old paperwork on the extended PMA (preventative maintenance agreement) was supposed to be all-inclusive contract, with no trip or travel time charges. Review of the PMA paperwork shows diagnostic fee ABSENT as a topic.
Published: April 3, 2017
Steven of Green Valley, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Had an entire new RHEEM 18 Seer HVAC System installed in late November, 201
Had an entire new RHEEM 18 Seer HVAC System installed in late November, 2011. It has never worked properly. In particular the AC has been problematic from day one. Last year the diagnosis was a leaky coil that has not been replaced, to date, because the distributor did not honor the warranty and then could not locate a replacement part. Finally a replacement COIL was manufactured. Now the fan and motor needs to be replaced and I have to wait for the part. I have spent hundreds of dollars and countless hours trying to have working AC for over 6 years. In addition, I cannot get anybody at RHEEM HQ to take responsibility. DO NOT PURCHASE RHEEM EQUIPMENT, its unreliable and the company does not even stock replacement parts! What a rip off.
Published: June 22, 2017
Robyn of Newport News, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased my hot water heater in May and less than one month later a part
I purchased my hot water heater in May and less than one month later a part went bad. The heater would not stay lit. The part took over 7 days to come then another part went bad. Now I have to wait 2-4 more business days for that part to come. After spending 1000.00 dollars for a hot water heater in May I have had parts replaced on a brand new hot water heater and now its November. I have a 6 year warranty. Its just the inconvenience on a tank I have only had 5 months and 1 week. I will never buy a Rheem product again.
Published: November 7, 2020
Zykia of Bedford, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Please DISREGARD the bad review. It was not a Rheem issue. My mistake. Expl
Please DISREGARD the bad review. It was not a Rheem issue. My mistake. Explanation (maybe others can learn from my mistake): The catch pan at the bottom of the water heater filled with water up to the overflow pipe that goes to the drain. I vacuumed the water out and made sure no water could enter from the drain pipe. (The drain pipe is also used by the furnace and air-conditioner.) After a few hours there was more water in the catch pan. I assumed this was confirmation that it came from a leak in the water heater. I was wrong!I vacuumed out the water again, called the service number and wrote the bad review. After several hours I notice the catch pan was still dry. After a full day it was still dry???. I then realized the water I thought was coming from a leak in the water heater must have come from water that collected in the water heaters insulation which gradually dripped out. So the real source of the water in the catch pan was water that back-flowed from my furnace/air-conditioner. As for Rheems support, I called the service number. They listen to my story and scheduled a service visit for the next workday. I received a call from the service provider (Sals) a few hours later. They were very pleasant and told me they would call a 1/2 hour before arrival. Fortunately, I was able to cancel the appointment. Again, Sals was very gracious and glad all was working ok.
Published: January 1, 1970
Glen of Barberton, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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