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Old 09-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Rheem Gas Water Heater make high freq. noise


Hello,

My Rheem gas water heater (fairly new) make high freq. noise when use hot water. This doesn't sound like water hammer. I am not sure how to start troubleshoot this. I can hear the noise close to the burner.



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Old 09-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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Drain about a gallon (more if there is visible sediment or discoloration) from the bottom of the water heater.

A squeal usually means a constriction in the water line for example a valve with a loose washer or only partially open.

Was this squeal alwasy there or just appeared suddenly?

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Hello,

My Rheem gas water heater (fairly new) make high freq. noise when use hot water. This doesn't sound like water hammer. I am not sure how to start troubleshoot this. I can hear the noise close to the burner.



Thank in advance.
may need to have gas pressure checked if it only makes noise when burnners start up......
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