I have a water heater from “State Industries, Inc. out of Ashland City. Tennesee. The problem is that I am getting chunks of plastic in my faucet strainer. The water heater is about seven years old. I have been told that the plastic tube is defective. Are you aware of any recalls on this part ? In your opinion is it worth switching out or should I purchase a new water heater ? The other problem is that the hot water does not last very long, but I attribute this to the defective plastic tube in the water heater.
There indeed are problems with certain models as you mentioned. Some of the “dip-tubes” are prone to break down after being in use for a certain amount of time. To get all of the specifics on the case, have a look at http://www.diptubesettlement.com.