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Rheem Solar Collectors S200

Rheem Solar Collectors S200

1.8 from 10 reviews

Reviews

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    Rheem Solar Panels keep cracking.

    published

    Our home was built 10 years ago and thus fare we have had to replace solar panels every two years. Last night another shattered ( first good frost of the season). When we initially chose Rheem, we were told that the product was suitable for our area ( Southern Riverina NSW). Sadly this has not been the case. The respinse from Rheem has been mixed: ranging from indifference, abuse and cooperation. Do not buy Rheem

    Date PurchasedJun 2017
    2 comments
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem
    anne
    anne

    My husband Robert Martiin sent all the details regarding our issue. The inform ation would have been sent via [email removed]
    With thanks Anne Martin

    Whatever

    Whatever

    • 2 reviews

    Poor Product, even poorer customer service resolution

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    Bought an existing home with the already installed rheem solar collector panels. The Plastic unions blew the first cold night we had, i recalled noticing what i thought was "spare ones" in a cupboard but upon inspection found them to be a tidy collection of blown unions and caps. After much research i found this to be a VERY common fault so contacted rheem for help and just got an endless email runaround and offers to come and fix the collector at my own expense ...... Install a rheem.... at your peril.

    Date PurchasedMay 2012
    1 comment
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem
    Davin

    Davin

    • 2 reviews

    A Solid unit- has accepted the harsh environment

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    As the title notes, we are based in an arid/ desert environment that is central Australia. After 8 yrs I'm considering getting it serviced. System consists of the storage unit, collector (Solar panel) and Instant. Have emailed and phoned service agents, hope communication is as good as the unit itself.

    1 comment
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem
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    Poor quality

    published

    End caps rupture every year since 2006 somtimes twice per year and always in winter today the actual solar panel on the roof also ruptured very poor product. In my opinion don't bother buying reem I find it interesting that they have solar water heaters in countries that have temperatures below 0 .why is it we have a little frost and bingo end caps fail.

    1 comment
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem

    Poor service

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    Spot on, Debbie! Four years old and the joint started to leak on our Rheem Australis! They sent a plumber who eventually stopped the leak for only a few weeks. No warranty of course; all at our expense! Now it's leaking badly and I have no confidence in dealing with Rheem again. I could tighten the joint myself but the nut is hard to access with a spanner. The plumber had the same problem and rough-handled the unit to try to repair the joint. An obvious design fault. It seems the tank and absorber panels move out of position to one another or are installed poorly and eventually the joints fail. We feel cheated and disgusted with the situation.

    1 comment
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem
    Scambuster

    ScambusterHunter Region, NSW

    • 7 reviews
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    End Plug Connectors failed x2

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    Just had my second 'fountain' on my roof when the non brass 'End Connector' failed. It was shooting water up about 3-4m into the air an on my neighbour.

    Am replacing with brass as the Rheem mob installed the roof collector panels with plastic or composite fittings which are obviously inferior.

    Cost feb 2014 $21 each + installation.

    Twice in 18 mths. I was OS 1st time so no idea what they used but I just bought 2 new brass ones and will fit now. A bit lane that Rheem don't use the good gear 1st time around. Poor quality does not reflect well on their brand.

    Poor quality end plugs.

    1 comment
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem
    Mirko

    MirkoMELBOURNE

    Not happy with panel

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    Terrible

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    1 comment
    Debbie10
    Debbie10

    Poor

    published

    The money you save in electricity you will spend in getting the product fixed. The plastic joins on the collectors cannot hold up to the Australian climate causing them to crack and you end up with a water fountain on your roof.
    Cheaper hot water
    Plastic joints and ends constantly need to be replaced. Common fault and to replace the plastic to Brass is $500, so what you save in electricity you spend else where.

    1 comment
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    niran

    niran

    • 4 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Design flaw

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    3 comments
    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem
    Henrik27
    Henrik27

    Questions & Answers

    rcf

    rcfasked

    how much does a replacement solar collector panel?

    3 answers
    niran
    niran

    My Solar collector panels SCT20000 are for freezing climate. Depending on your climate - you will need to discuss with Rheem in Sydney or their plumbing supplier near you.

    Rheem
    Rheem A.Rheem

    Hi rcf, as Niran said, there are a number of factors we would need to check off with you before determining the cost. If you call us on 131 031, a member of our team would be happy to assist further.

    Mirko
    Mirko

    At the time it failed it was about $1500 per panel plus labor to fit

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