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Rheem Solar Loline (Electric Boost) 511430

Rheem Solar Loline (Electric Boost) 511430

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    Rob

    Rob

    • 3 reviews

    Stay away from these hot water heater

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    My experience is like many for these model hot water heaters. It just never works for any length of time. The pump does not seem to be able to work for any length of time without freezing up or otherwise stop working. It flashes green and red pretty much all the time. The money I have spent using the electric boost to heat the water (like now), I could have replaced this with a water heater that actually works. Contacted our local repairman again today.

    Do NOT purchase one of these systems!

    Date PurchasedFeb 2010
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    harry

    harryNSW

    • 2 reviews
    • 4 likes

    Circulation pump failed 6 years and will cost $500 to $800 to replace

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    If this pump were to fail every 6 years it would probably negate any savings. Also when you consider the extra cost of the system you would have to ask why did you switch from an off-peak system in the first place. I was told that pump failure is frequent so why doesn't Rheem offer a superior replacement pump or indeed have such a troublesome pump in the first place.

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    J green

    J green

    • 3 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Another house using boost electricity alone

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    Replacment pump

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    I am a plumber who is fixing solar hot water incl. Rheem .There are simple and in material component not special. More marketing then technology .Replace the existing pump to an Grundfos up 15 -14b when damaged .I have seen so many rusted shaft in the original pumps, that is a joke to produce that rubbish still .And hurrah the same pump is in every Rheem system included head pump.If you use the Rheem Service you get the same stuff .Find a good plumber and he will do it for you.

    Mick

    Cold hard truth-this product is terrible

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    Questions & Answers

    travelbugged49

    travelbugged49asked

    Solar Loline (Electric Boost) 511430

    My solar loline display reads solid green and four red pulses. The technician changed the impeller in the pump which led to hot water briefly being pumped from the roof but nothing since. Has the pump completely had it? Was paying to get an impeller changed just a waste of time and money. The readout is still the same so I am relying on the electric booster for hot water.

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    Bob
    Bob

    Unfortunately in my opinion these pumps and electronics are not built to last. Probably cheaper in the long run to replace the whole unit. You can do this yourself or kind hearted friend. I got sick of replacing storage tanks. Three in 11 years and pumps. Also solar panels leaking and rusting due to faulty materials. I have now replaced my solar system with a Stainless Steel Storage tank and switched back to off peak heating. Regards Bob

    travelbugged49
    travelbugged49

    I am starting to think along those lines too. I've already replaced all the plastic fittings in the panels with brass ones. Even the Rheem technician told me to simply forget about solar and leave the booster turned on. Overall not a good advertisment for solar hotwater.

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    Thank you for your enquiry

    It is recommended you contact our call centre on 13 10 31 where one of our operators will assist further .

    If required we will be able to transfer you through to our technical team for further support

    Kind Regards,
    Rheem Australia

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