Rheem electric hot water heater repair at Merrylands (Western Sydney)

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Fix electric hot water system.

We recently visited a client at Merrylands, in Western Sydney, to diagnose and repair their Rheem 250 litre electric hot water heater (model: 111250). Initially, the customer started running out of hot water.  Eventually, when they contacted us, the Rheem hot water system had stopped producing hot water completely.

Once onsite, our hot water repair specialist, Steve, ran a series of tests on the Rheem electric hot water system.  These tests quickly indicated that the element was faulty and required replacement.

Steve ran a series of other tests and found that the anode was in very poor condition and would have failed completely within a few months. The anode was replaced with a new one.

In the photo above, the corrosion of the old anode (on the left) compared to a new anode, is obvious. It becomes evident that it would have failed in the not-too-distant future. Scroll down for more information about the purpose and importance of anodes in hot water heaters.

Steve also found that the TRP valve was also faulty and was replaced with a new one.

Within a few hours, the customer was back enjoying trouble-free hot water and should do so for another few years.

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Particulars of Rheem electric hot water system repair.

  • Attend the Merrylands property to assess problems with Rheem electric hot water system (model: 111250).
  • Assess the site for safety and take appropriate actions.
  • Isolate the electric hot water system from the mains’ power.
  • Retest the load at the system using an external device.
  • Inspect and test the element for correct OHMs reaching.  Determine the element was faulty. Replace with a new 3.6kw element.
  • Inspect and test the thermostat for continuity. No problems found.
  • Remove and replace corroded anode with new 1500mm one.
  • Test TRP valve. Replace with new TRP valve (15mm RMC HTE55-1 1000kpa).
  • Recommission the hot water system and reconnect to the mains’ power.
  • Clean up the site and remove any associated rubbish.

Have you been told by a plumber or hot water company that your hot water system needs to be replaced – at a considerable cost? If so, contact the hot water specialists here at Cheapa Hot Water for advice. Over the years we have saved countless customers thousands of dollars by undertaking cost-effective repairs to faulty hot water heaters when they had been told they couldn’t be fixed.  Don’t believe us? We can put you in touch with these customers for verification.  A phone call to Cheapa Hot Water may save you thousands! Call 0410 693 532 to speak to a hot water specialist now.


With 25+ years of expertise, we’re happy to help and provide advice so you make the right decision when it comes to fixing or replacing your hot water heater. Our trucks are on the road right now, stocked with thousands of spare parts and replacement hot water heaters to get you back enjoying trouble-free hot water today. Don’t hesitate to contact John or Steve for the helpful advice you can trust.

What are hot water heater anodes?

Anodes are core rods installed at the top of the hot water tanks during production to prevent rust and corrosion. The rods are surrounded by either magnesium, aluminium or zinc. They have been a staple of hot water heaters for decades and are very useful in preventing water tank damage and regular and expensive replacement costs.

Also known as ‘sacrificial anodes’, through electrolysis, the rod will corrode instead of the water heater’s exposed steel through a process called electrolysis.  It protects the metal inside the hot water heater from rusting. Electrolysis occurs when the two pieces of submerged metal rod react to a voltage.

Anodes typically last between 3 – 7 years.  Once the anode is fully spent it fails to protect the tank which will start to deteriorate.  In time, a rusting water heater will cause problems which are typically more expensive to repair than simply replacing the anode. Regular anode replacement ensures your water heater continues to operate as intended and lasts longer therefore saving you money in the long term.

Why servicing your hot water heater is strongly recommended.

If your water heater is over 3.5 years old, we suggest you contact us and we can advise whether your anode may require replacement.

If you supply us with the make and model of your water heater we will be able to determine whether a service call is required.

Some anodes last longer than others, depending upon the material of which they are made, so a quick phone call will give us the information we need to make such an assessment.

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Cheapa Hot Water Western Sydney

Hot water is our business – it’s not a sideline. Each year we repair and install hundreds of hot water systems in homes and businesses across Sydney.

  • We offer free delivery of your new hot water system and complimentary disposal and recycling of your old water heater.
  • As one of Sydney’s largest hot water system suppliers, our enormous buying powers and ability to buy direct from the manufacturer means we can pass attractive savings on to our customers.
  • Our fully qualified, licensed hot water heater installers have over 25+ years of experience each. We are fully insured and pride ourselves on our old-fashioned customer service.
  • We are accredited service agents for all the hot water heater brands including RheemDux, Rinnai, Aquamax, Bosch, ConergyHockingApricusVulcanEdwards SolarSolahart, Everhot and more.
  • We are qualified to undertake all the plumbing and electrical work required to install a new hot water system. There is no need to waste time and money employing multiple trades.
  • We have all the equipment needed to install your hot water system today. We don’t have to hire or wait for other trades to arrive with the required equipment.

Save time and money by employing a local hot water expert

Did you know that often the repair and installation of a hot water system requires the expertise and qualifications of both a licensed plumber and a licensed electrician?

We are qualified to undertake any plumbing and electrical work required to ensure your hot water heater is repaired quickly and within budget. Plumbers who do not specialise in the installation of hot water heaters may need to outsource the electrical work required to another tradesperson, thereby holding up your hot water system repair or installation, adding extra expense due to additional call-out fees charged by employing two tradespeople.

Your hot water heater is an expensive appliance. Don’t risk voiding your warranty.

Additionally, most manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it isn’t installed by a licensed hot water technician or a qualified plumber. Hot water tanks are an expensive appliance so why would you risk voiding your warranty by installing it yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed?

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