The Dangers of FVIR Gas Water Heaters

There’s a new type of water heater on the market, and you need to know what people are saying about them before deciding to buy one for yourself. They are the new FVIR gas water heaters; where “FVIR” stands for Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant. There’s several reviews from customers that have purchased these very units; countless reviews exposing the good, the bad, and the horrifying consequences of their purchase decision.

Continue reading to learn more about FVIR gas water heaters, the warnings that come with them, and real-life customer reviews.

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Product and Service Information

FVIR technology, in the case of water heaters, is intended to make water heaters fire resistant. Back in 2007, all hot water heaters models were re-designed to have FVIR capability. Since then, water heater prices have exceeded many customer budgets even though many are not even reliable appliances. When shopping for a new water heater, it is strongly encouraged to choose one that rarely needs repairs, has parts that are easy to find, and is simple to install and maintain.

Water Heater Brands to Steer Clear Of

When it comes to what the customers are saying and which class action lawsuits are current, it is true across the board that Whirlpool FVIR Flame Lock water heaters are no good. Whirlpool water heaters are basically “disposable” once they start to exhibit complications or issues of any kind. Also, their parts are not easily available in the case that you have to have your unit repaired within a timely manner. What is even scarier is that if the internal gas lines accidently break as a result of poor installation or incorrect DIY repairs, it can cause explosions, fires, and floods.

Recommended Water Heaters

The top two recommended water heaters among most professional Indianapolis master plumbers are Bradford White® and Rheem®. These two brands are known for quality, performance, and longevity. Furthermore, they are very reasonably priced compared to other, lower-performing brands. Here at Weilhammer Plumbing Company, we are happy to sell and install a brand new Bradford White® or Rheem® water heater at the most competitive prices you can find!

Need Water Heater Assistance?

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If you are having trouble with your hot water heater, or need hot water heater repair, contact our licensed contractors at 317-784-1870 today. We use a comprehensive approach to plumbing diagnostics, with the help of state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technologies in the plumbing industry. This means we can usually diagnose a water heater problem that no other company has been able to diagnose so far. Give us a call at 317-784-1870 for free estimates, advice, and information, anytime.

Think Twice Before Purchasing a Whirlpool Water Heater!

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In my own opinion, derived from over 50 years of experience as a master plumber, Whirlpool Gas FVIR water heaters may be the WORST hot water heaters ever made and sold on the market, EVER. If that wasn’t clear enough, continue reading to learn more reasons why Whirlpool brand water heaters are terrible and frustrating investments that all buyers should be warned about.

Whirlpool Water Heaters are THROW-AWAY Appliances! Basically, if a Whirlpool water heater breaks down, they might as well be thrown in the garbage. If you don’t believe it, give me a call at 317-714-0759 and I will happily provide you with all the FREE information you can ask for regarding Whirlpool gas water heaters, repair tips, and warranties. OR you can check out my very own Whirlpool Water Heater Repair webpage (separate from my website), that discusses my discontent
and emphasizes the troubles with this brand.

The Trouble with Whirlpool Water Heater…They are the WORST Water Heaters Ever Made!

Replacement and repair parts are not easily available for Whirlpool water heaters. It takes weeks and sometimes months to locate the right part, and then wait for it to be shipped to your home or office. Do you want to wait for hot water that long? Check Out these Recent CUSTOMER REVIEWS!

More Problems with Whirlpool:

1. The air intake screen is too small; so within a short amount of time, it clogs up with lint, dust, hair, and other standard debris. Somehow, you must manage to clean the lint off the bottom of the appliance every three months (which is nearly impossible); otherwise it will not get enough air to operate efficiently.

2. There are several “Built-In” design flaws that cannot be repaired. The flaw is manufactured as a part of the appliance, so there is no “repairing” it or locating a replacement part to fix the problem.

3. Installing a Whirlpool water heater in a laundry room will most certainly cause it to fail. The air intake is too small but its sucks up lint like a vacuum sweeper! This starves it for air, and reduces its ability to operate properly.

4. Their new improved 2010 Honeywell thermostat design is not even close to an improvement at all. It overheats and burns out too. They have somehow managed to make the original problem much worse.

SIDE NOTE: In my professional opinion, tampering or “jerry-rigging” this unit to make it work is a LIABILITY AND SAFETY HAZARD, and should never be attempted. I believe it is very unsafe for budget-conscience home-owners to have gas valves and gas burners mailed to them; and then be expected to repair the heater themselves. Wouldn’t you agree?

5. Warranties are VOID if the lint filter are not cleaned every 3 months! And they are non-transferable to new home owners!

These units, in my opinion, should be removed from the market, and all units sold should be replaced instead of rebuilt over and over again. Look at the 1500+ Customer Complaints Regarding Whirlpool Water Heaters!

Information Provided By Mark Weilhammer, Master Plumber and Owner of Weilhammer Plumbing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Whirlpool Water Heater Repair Advice

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Weilhammer Plumbing Company 317-784-1870

Call Weilhammer Plumbing Company for assistance with Whirlpool water heater problems and advice for repairs in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owner Mark Weilhammer, and his team, are master plumbers with more than 60 years of experience repairing water heaters and plumbing systems for homes and office buildings. We offer free estimates, free information, free advice, and water heater sales. Our Rheem water heaters are among the best brands sold on the market today; and we offer the most competitive prices in Indianapolis for our water heater products and appliances. Call 317-714-0759 and speak with a live and knowledgeable master plumber in Indianapolis, IN regarding water heater repair and services.