Question about Rinnai RHFE-1004FA 38,400 BTU Energy Saver Ductless Heater - LP Gas
I have the Rinnai RHFE 1004fa. It is making a hideous squealing noise when the heat is blowing. The problem started as an intermittent squeal that wasn't nearly as loud. Now it is all the time when the heater is running and it is crazy loud. It's in my living room and it is driving me crazy. So crazy that I'd rather be cold. Here's a link to a video I took where you can hear it. Hold your ears! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3291994983847
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rinnai RHFE 1001FA
i have a rinnai rhfe 1001fa heater and when its real cold sometimes it will shut down all the lights go out and i have to shut it off then turn it back on and sometimes it still wont start and i will leave it of for a day or two then try it and it will work it seems to act up more when its colder i am running it this fall so far no problems this unit is around a 1994 or so and has not given any trouble till this started last winter
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
SOURCE: Rinnai RHFE 1004F Error code 49
A 49 error code is caused by the pressure switch either not proving or a bad component. Check the hose attached from the plastic elbow located behind the heater going to a small square pressure switch found inside the heater. It may have come loose or a mouse may have taken a bite out of it. Also while you are behind the heater, pull off the hose that looks like a vacuum cleaner hose and run the heater with it unattached. If it runs, you have a blockage in the vent. If not, take a flashlight and go outside to the vent. Look down the center pipe for any obstructions. If it still does not work, you may need a new pressure switch.
While the front panel is off the heater, cycle the heater to attempt a start. You want to make sure the blower turns. If it does not, check the wire connections to it. You may be looking at a bad blower. If it is turning but still does not start, we are looking at a bad pressure switch.
Let me know what you find, I may have a switch or blower motor that you can purchase.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
Beside the filters in the back, no they don't require much. After 8 years of installing and servicing these units, I haven't found a unit yet that was running faulty due to lack of service. Would recommend a cleaning of the burners about every 3-5 years. Rinnai recommends cleaning the unit with compressed air through the front grate annually...but that doesn't require disassembly
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank You, I have installed 2 Rinnai 1004FA furnaces but haven't had them long enough to require service. Both heat 1000 sq ft houses in the NE."
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