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On a aquastar 125 vp, after the water is turned off on any of the house faucets, the burners continue, and water streams out the pipe on the side of the house.(A pressue relief, pipe I think) I can turn the water on and off a few times, and get the system to shut off. But if no one does that, hot water shoots out side for a hour or so

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SOURCE: ruud silhouette #UHDG-07EAUER won't heat house

Cleaning the flame sensor has nothing to do with blower motor not turning on. You either one of the following problems 1 bad cap for motor. 2 bad motor. 3 bad limit on blower housing or 4 a bad board. You will need a volt meter to check for these problems. Try seeing if the fans runs with unit of and fan switch turned to on. Also does motor hummmm. Is motor cage free ( can check by manually turning) If motor doesnt humm and the cage is free wheeling then you will need to find out if you have power going to the motor. If you find out that you do then you will need to change blower motor. If you do not have power then you will need to check limit with continuity tester on volt meter. If that checks fine only 1 thing can be wrong and that is the board.

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SOURCE: my a/c is leaking water out of the pan the back

TAke your drain line loose at the coil.And blow thru it with air or turn the shop vac arond and use it to blow it out. The best way and I use this is a shop vac at end of the line if you can find it.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Condenser shuts down after a couple of hours.

check capacitors, make sure the condensor coil is clean. sounds like the compressor is overheating. is the condensor fan motor still turning when it stops cooling. if not check low voltage wires to condensor, furnace and t-stat

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Keeps filling with water and shutting off.

Air conditioners remove moisture from the air like a dehumidifier does. With portable units it is captured in a removable container and when full will turn the unit off so it won't overflow onto the floor. There should be option for a hose to attach to the bucket which could be run to a drain so you won't have to keep emptying the bucket. Just remember the a/c unit needs to be higher than the drain.

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SOURCE: Air Conditioner, exposed pipe is freezing up and it blows hot air

Dirty coils, poor airflow(fan motor) or low on refrigerant charge.

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SOURCE: Burners ignite but turn off after a few seconds

On a call for heat, the 24 volt thermostat sends a signal to the control module. The control module will indicate a call for heat with a light on the control either blinking or remain solid depending upon model. The inducer (exhaust) blower will purge all gasses from the furnace and pressurize a pressure switch. Once the pressure switch tells the module to continue, the electronic ignition will energize and send 120 volts to the igniter. The igniter will glow and you will be able to see it if viewed thru the small inspection port. Once the igniter gets hot enough, it sends a signal to the module opening up the gas valve (24 volts). Either a pilot will come on or the burner tube will ignite then spread the flame to all burners. Lastly a safety sensor will be looking for a certain temperature within a few seconds and the furnace will continue to operate and the room air blower will turn on in a minute or two.

What could go wrong? The unit will not run if there is no signal from the thermostat (bad thermostat or broken wire), the control module does not sense a signal from the thermostat (bad control), the inducer does not energize (bad motor), the pressure switch does not close (blocked vent piping, bad switch, plugged condensate hose), the igniter does not energize (bad control, bad igniter), the gas valve does not open or there is no gas (bad gas valve, broken wire, no gas), the pilot does not light (dirty pilot), the burner does not light (bad burner, plugged orifice, not enough combustion air), the flame does not spread to each burner (bad flame spreader, dirty flame spreader, more bad burners), the flame safety sensor does not detect flame (dirty or bad flame spreader, bad flame sensor, broken wire, bad control), or the room air blower does not energize (bad fan motor, bad control).

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My water pipes are frozen. there is no running water in doors. how do i thaw this safely?


Is this an air conditioner problem?
If not, open all faucets, all cabinet doors under the sinks, and allow the pipes to thaw slowly. Find your water source shut off valve.
See if you can find where the pipe is frozen. Do not use a propane torch. Use a hair dryer if you are not in standing water to heat the area of the pipe that is frozen. Once the water starts flowing at the faucets, allow it to run for a few minutes. The relatively warm water will melt any ice that may be forming in your pipes. Once you shut off the faucets, verify that you don't have water running anywhere - you are looking for broken pipes.

If you have found the area(s) where the pipe has frozen, insulate that area before there's a next time. If need be, add some self regulating heat tape before insulating the pipe. Good Luck

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Re: Bosch Highflow Water Heater - model YS2433R. Hot water runs for 1-2 mintues and then turns cold. Burners turn off. Display flashes "14" (error?). Started when winter set in. Ph. 64 4 5666948


hi there,

have you gone checking the unit... first check the thermostat switch, and also the fan blower fuse/resistor.. It could be one of those is not functioning well now...

Let me know...

Jul 05, 2008 | Air Conditioners

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I have a gas water heater, 6 years old. The pilot will lite and then the burner lites up, after several seconds the burner goes out. It won't stay lite. The other gas appliances are working. What's...


The Thermocouple, which is part of the ignition system may be loose, where it screws into the gas control valve. Or it needs replacing.

But, first turn the gas off to the water heater, allow the burner compartment to cool off and with a flash light do a visual inspection of the burner chamber. If you see rust or scale in the chamber or on the burner, it will need to be cleaned. You can use a wire brush to clean the burner, making sure you do it carefully and not too aggressively. Use a shop vac with a hose and crevice tool to remove the debris that was created when you cleaned the burner. Be sure to vacuum the burner ports well.

Look for the Thermocouple ... it will be in front of the pilot flame and look like a 2 to 3" long piece of copper. It will have a copper tube running from the bottom of it to the gas control valve. Does the Thermocouple look pitted and worn? Dos it have a hazy film on the tip? If so, use some very fine grit sand paper to polish the Thermocouple. You don't want to sand it, as much polish it. After you have completed that, use a cotton ball dipped in alcohol to wipe off the Thermocouple.

You remember the copper tubing I mentioned that runs from the Thermocouple to the Gas Control Valve? Trace that tuning to the control valve and see if you can loosen the connecting nut to the control valve with your fingers. If you can, it's loose and needs to be retightened. Finger tighten it and with an appropriately sized open end wrench tighten only 1/4 turn more. Turn the gas back on and light the pilot, following the lighting instructions on the water heater. Allow the control knob to remain in the pilot position for at least 1 minute before turning the control knob to ON.

The water in the tank has probably cooled enough that the burner should fire up. If it doesn't turn on the hot water side of faucet, to drain the tank some, so that the burner will fire.

Once it fires, take a stick match, light it then blow it out. Quickly place it next to the opening at the top of the tank where the Exhaust Vent Pipe is connected to the tank. If the vent is drawing properly, it should **** the smoke quickly up the vent pipe. If it doesn't, you'll need to check the vent pipe for obstructions or disconnections at the couplings along the pipe.

If the burner does not continue to operate properly after you have completed all of this. Replace the Thermocouple. Remove the one you now have and take it with you to a hardware or home improvement store, so that you can match it up to the ones that are available.

Hope all this solves your problem. Please let me know.

Feb 12, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Gas water heater works fine but gas is detected with gas detection meter. We checked for all leaks with soap and water but found nothing. Where is the smell comming from?


It could be that the vent pipe is not drawing properly. It may be clogged with a nest of some sort. Also, look at the burner in side the water heater,. Is it completely lighting or just partially. It may need cleaning. Especially, if it appears to be rusted. That would cause incomplete combustion.

To check the "draw" of the vent pipe.Turn a hot water faucet ON and let it run, so that the water heater will fire up. Then take a stick match, light it and then blow it out. Quickly, before the smoke from the match disappears, place it next to the top of the heater where the vent pipe is connected. If it's functioning properly, it should quickly draw the smoke up the exhaust vent pipe. If it doesn't than the exhaust pipe may be partially clogged.

If the water heater is 10 or more years old, I highly recommend replacing it for a new one. The new models are more energy efficient. Plus, they're not overly expensive (approximately $300 depending on the capacity). Check with Lowe's and Home Depot.

Feb 09, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Every 3 or 4 mins the water goes cold in the shower and bathroom sink then after about 20 seconds it goes hot again


This is ussually a problem in older houses where the pipe sizing is smaller. It occurs when water is being called for at another source in the house, usually a toilet. With newr faucets if you remove the cover you have an adjustment that will help to set the water maximum temperature so you do not get scalded when this occurs. This ussually means that the faucet with the problem needs to be replaced. hope this helps!

Jan 28, 2011 | Air Conditioners

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Leak (drips) from the plastic knob/valve at the bottom from of the water heater. Model: Ruud M50-2 (installed in 1996)


This is your water tank drain or boiler ****. If it's plastic, it cannot be repaired so replacement is necessary. Of course you will need to drain the tank* first before replacing the valve.

* First turn off the circuit breaker for the water heater. Turn off the cold water supply to the tank. Open all of the hot water valves at each faucet in the house for proper drainage. Connect a garden hose to the tank drain with the other end emptying into into your basement drain or to outside of the house. Open the tank drain valve slowly and allow it to drain completely.

Once it has drained, use a pair of channel-lock pliers (aka water pump pliers or arc joint pliers) to turn the base of the valve counter-clockwise and remove it. Take this valve to a plumbing, hardware of home improvement store and ask for a replacement. I recommend a brass replacement valve but a PVC one is acceptable. Pick up a roll of 1/2" teflon pipe tape too.

Wrap the pipe thread on the new valve with 2 or 3 wraps of the teflon tape. Start the valve into the drain hole by hand, then tighten with the pliers until snug and valve oulet pointing down. Make sure the valve is closed. Turn on the cold water supply valves then turn off the faucets in the house once they are purged of air. Allow the tank to pressurize and check for leaks. If good, turn on the circuit breaker and you are good to go.

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Hi there,any advice please on frozen pipes..no water at all,no toilet,shower..can i use my central heating?...im forozen..


You will need to get to the pipes with a torch or heat gun and melt the ice out allot of times when the pipes thaw out you may have busted pipes with long cracks running down the pipe. The best way to handle this is to turn off the water to your house and inspect the pipes I would go and purchase some heat tape and cover all the pipes in exposed areas (crawl space, attic, and basement) and let the heat tape thaw out the pipes. after about an hour turn off all your inside valves ( tubes, shower, sinks and the cold water to the water heater) then turn your water back on and watch the meter at the street if it spins then you may have busted pipes.

1- Turn off water at the meter by the street.
2- Thaw out pipes with torch or use the heat tape.
3- Close all valves in house including cold water valve at the water heater.
4- Turn water back on at meter and mark on the meter where the hand is now then watch to see if the meter is turning.


The heat tape will keep you from freezing pipes in the future.


Hope this helps..............

Dec 07, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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Hot water very slow running .cold works fine


Is this problem at every fixture or just one location If it is at every fixture then I would shut water supply valve off to water heater and turn control valve to pilot if gas or shut breaker off if electric. Disconnect piping on hot water side of water heater and see if there is a rust or mineral build up at this point. If so clean thourghly and reinstall piping or replace as needed. Remove aerators from each faucet one by one and flush lines. Both hot and cold. Replace aerator and continue untill you have flushed all lines including outside silcocks.If your problem is more isolated please tell me where and what type of fixture you are having problems with and I will try to help you. Thanks

Dec 05, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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My hot water pipes were froze this morning. Michigan! I have cold(almost froze) There is not any water coming out in kitchen from hot side. I have cold though in every room. There is water coming out a...


no easy fix . your water heater should be fine most likely its up to temp ,thats why its not lighting its main flame . the frozen pipe is another story you need to get the heat up in the house open any cuppord doors that have pipes in them like under a sink ( to let heat from the room get it there ) leave a faucet on hot and wait . at some point you will unfreeze . but you migh end up with a broken pipe so keep your eye out for a water leak . good luck

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- Check your air filter at the indoor if clean.
- Check your evaporator fins if clean.
- Check if no icing in your evaporator and outdoor pipes.
- If your air filter and evaporator fins is clean and icing is present then your unit is under charge.
- When your indoor drips check your drain pipe if there are water comes out. If no water drain from your drain pipes then your drainage is restricted.
- Flush your drainage with water using your garden hose to flush out dirts from your drainage.
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