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Richmond 6 Year Gas Water Heater

#3 of 3 Richmond Water Heaters

Updated: Aug 6, 2016

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Overview of the 6 Year Gas

The Richmond 6 Year Gas water heater has an energy factor of up to .62 and is available in short and tall models. Its low NOx burner is designed for low emissions, and a magnesium anode rod uses a special resistor to protect against rust. It has a factory-installed temperature and pressure relief valve and a Piezo ignition system. The tank features a specially formulated glass lining to protect against corrosion and rigid foam insulation which reduces standby losses, and all models are certified for applications up to 6,000 feet above sea level.

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Consumer Reviews of the Richmond 6 Year Gas

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  • Very Unsatisfied

Date created: 2016-08-06 Name: J Meachum
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Satisfaction Rating:

2 of 5 stars

"Igniter failed trying to start it the very first time"
It was sparking at first but did not work long enough to get the pilot lit. I salvaged the ignitor off of my old water heater and rigged it up in place of the new one to get it lit. I was not willing to rip it back out and start all over with a new water heater.

Date created: 2016-01-19 Name: L Horseman
Location: Sparkman, AR

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Worthless warranty"
I have a 30 gallon LP Gas Richmond hot water tank. It has a 6-year warranty on the tank. After 2 years of perfect service the tank sprang a leak in the vent tube. I called Richmond and they agreed the tank was under warranty and they would replace it. I would have to return the damaged unit but at no cost to me. Problem: The dealer I bought from went out of business. Richmond could not tell me where to find another one. Said my plumber would know if he was a professional. He is and he doesn't. We live in a rural area without lots of options. He has contacted every plumbing supply company he knows of in our area and can't get any help dealing with the issue. Problem: I call Richmond again since the plumber hit a dead end and said he felt Richmond was giving him the run around. I just get put on hold and never get anyone to answer after being put on hold. Customer service could not tell me where I could find a dealer in my area. Bottom line: The warranty is as worthless as the tank it is printed on. I have had no hot water for five months now. I get the feeling they think if they stall enough I will go away. They are right. But not before I warn anyone reading this not to buy Richmond products. When they work they are great. But if you have a problem with one be aware that Richmond will not stand behind their product or honor their warranty. I will find a new tank but it will not be with this company.

Date created: 2016-01-03 Name: Donna

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

Bought a brand new water heater. Completely destroyed, top, bottom, side and top fixtures.

Date created: 2015-08-07 Name: Ron
Location: Green Bay, WI

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Bad deal"
Having a bad experience with these Richmond gas water heaters. The gas valves fail at or near the warranty. Specifically, the standing pilot fails intermittently, causing repeated call backs until it is assessed that the gas control valve is bad. Parts are very expensive. Bad deal.

Date created: 2015-05-16 Name: Disgruntled Customer
Location: Northwest AR

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Control valve defective after six months"
We had a new Richmond water heater installed less than six months ago. It stopped working tonight, so I got out the paperwork and called the company that sold and installed the heater. It was around 8:30 on a Saturday night. The man who answered didn't say anything other than hello, so I asked if I had reached Economic Plumbing. He mumbled something, so I started to explain that the hot water heater we had bought from him had stopped working and asked if he provided warranty service. He immediately started yelling that he didn't sell us a hot water heater, that he only installed them. I explained that we had paid his company in full for both the water heater and the installation, and he once again started yelling that he didn't sell the heaters and that I had to take up any warranty with Maverick Supply, who he claimed sold me the water heater despite the fact I had received only one bill, and it was from his company for the materials and installation. He then said he only warranted the install and that he could only sell me another water heater and that I would have to contact the dealer or the manufacturer. So, I've got no hot water for a couple of days until the supply company opens on Monday.

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Other 6 Year Gas Reviews

Among the very few comments regarding the 6 Year Gas unit is a post on dslreports.com asking for opinions on it versus an A.O. Smith water heater. A couple of people responded that they would choose the Richmond unit.

6 Year Gas Warranty

The warranty for the Richmond 6 Year Gas water heater is comprised of the following:

  • 6-year tank warranty
  • 6-year parts warranty

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