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Hot water system: repairer cant find thermostat replacement

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by TMNT, 28th Jul, 2016.

  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone
    Waa wondering if anyone had experiences.

    The hot water system is apparently a unusual model and the thermostat position is unusual.

    Theyve suggsted to repalce the entire unit since theyve called around and csnt find the thermostat

    I thought thermostats were fairly generic and can be easily replaced.

    Does anybody have any advice.
    Replacing a unit for the thermostat seems like replacing a car due to a faulty brakes
     
  2. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Contact the manufacturer for advice?
    Marg
     
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  3. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Is it a rheem?
     
  4. Elives

    Elives Well-Known Member

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    you have the the brand and model number, have a google see what you can do :)

    any updates on it?
     
  5. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    is it a storage tank that is electric ?

    most units use a small metal bracket that mounts on the element area to hold the thermostat, should be able to fit a generic type possibly, they would likely not warranty though if not original and if needing wiring, maybe they do not know how, more money in selling a new one.

    if it is not far away, you could buy and supply a used unit.