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NOT WORKING MY HUSBAND CLEANED THE TANK . HE UNPLUGGED IT WHILE DOING YHIS NOW NO BLINKING LIGHT AND NO HOT WATER WHAT COULD HE HAVE POSSIBLY DONE. I HAVE A RHEEM POWER VENT 2

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Unknown to me or my husband there was a switch on top in back uf fan motor which he must have touched while wipoing which shut everthing off everyone beware of this switch you can't see it visibly it is behind it!!! I call RHEEM BUT THEY WERE NO HELP WHATSOEVER SO DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME CALLING YHEIR 800 NUMBER!!!!

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THERE IS RESETS ON THERMASTATS CHECK TO SEE IF THERE FLIPPED.

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Whirlpool/Honeywell hot water heater light flashes 5 then 7 times and won't light. Burner is clean and all contacts are good. Out of warranted.


Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve, including directions for cleaning air intake screen, and or replacing gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

7 flashes: Gas control valve might be bad.
4 flashes: FV overheat, clean air intake.
Soot indicates clogged air intake slowed combustion venting possibly causing overheating and lockout. Clean air intake screen located on bottom of unit.

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Heating coils were replaced last december and today no hot water for a shower after 5 minutes in the shower. The electric is flying on the meter. Have shut off the circuit breaker for this hot water


Copy following link for tank-type electric water heater troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#skyrocket

Press reset button located on upper thermostat.
Test elements for short to ground against steel tank.
Clean sediment out of tank. Check for water leak running hot water out of tank.
Replace both thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

Nov 25, 2012 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Last year we had all the siding on our tv, trailer, replaced due to hail damage. When we finally got our trailer back from the rv repair shop we have had nothing but problems with our Atwood hot water tank...


Immediate danger!
You have a gas leak.
Propane is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
The floor can be covered and ignite and you will not smell it while standing or sitting or laying in bed.
Absolutely open the door and leave trailer. Turn off the gas to the heater if the shut-off is outside.
Possibly you have a bad gas control valve. This should be repaired professionally.

Aug 08, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Heater wont start. I replaced the pressure witch, doesnt work, I by passed the pressure switch and put the red and blue wire together and it will run until it gets hot. I remove conected wire and...


What water heater do you have?
Is this a tankless or tank-type water heater?
If tank-type, what gas valve is on the heater?
What does the water heater manual say?
Add a comment with more information for possible help, or possible re-direct to correct expert.

Sep 22, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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We have a plumbing technician to repaire the water leakage out side of our house, which need to turn off the water supply to our house. After that, we found that hotwater will not turn on (burner light...


You have gas water heater.
Probably a tank-type gas water heater.

The plumber can fix water heater.
If you want to fix water heater yourself, then more information is needed to narrow down scope of answer.
1) Add a comment for possible help.
Instructions for lighting the water heater appear on front of water heater. Do those instructions include lighting the pilot light?
Will the pilot light stay lit?
On side of tank is a label. Label shows Brand, type (LP or NG), and model number.
This information can help narrow the type of gas control valve, and point direction for troubleshoot.
Add a comment with this information for possible help.

2) Do-it-yourself: Open following link for do-it-yourself resources to help solve gas water heater problems:
Generally the instructions show how to clean water heater parts, check venting, and show different types of gas controls, plus links for pilot light problems and cleaning air intake.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Aug 24, 2011 | Noritz Water Heaters

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Energy saving devise light blinking and no hot water


Water heater is not identified.
Add a comment with information that appears on label on side of tank for possible help.
You might be talking about Whirlpool energy smart electric.
The error diagnostic lights flash a code: the code decipher is printed on the diagnostic control box on top of heater.
Call Whirlpool: you need model number and serial number from label located on side of tank.
1-877-817-6750

Open following links for energy-smart resources and typical manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-energy-smart-electric-manual.pdf

Aug 04, 2011 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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Red light flashing on hot water tank, no hot water


More information is needed.
Open following link to help identify your gas valve and access error code.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html

Add a comment and say which gas valve matches.
Then add what code is blinking for possible help.

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May 31, 2011 | Reliance Natural Gas Water Heater Control

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Our hot water will last for about 5- 10 minutes then turn luke warm. I have replaced both elements but problem remains . Do you hink it is the thermostat ? thanks chazz


If you have not done so already then turn thermostats up to 140 degrees. You may also try to drain and flush tank to clean out any mineral deposits that could be hurting your effiency. To do this shut off electrical power to heater then connect garden hose to drain valve on the bottom of tank. Run hose to floor drain or other safe area and open drain valve. If it drains good with the water on then let it flush for a couple of mins. then shut incoming water supply off. Let tank drain as far as it will. You may need to open a faucet on the hot side of nearby fixture to break vacumn.
Drain it completly then close drain valve and hot side of faucet.Turn water supply back on and let tank refill. Do this 2-3 times to get inside of tank as clean as possible. Hope this helps you and thanks. P.S. You may need to replace thermostat also.

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I am getting lots of brown flakes in valves


The brown flakes are most likely rust from either the tank or associated metal piping. They could also be from the anode used in hot water tanks to combat electrolysis. Does the water have a Sulphur" or "rotten egg" smell to it? Are you on a well? There shouldn't be so much, as to plug up the valves. Turn off your heat source to the hot water tank. At the bottom of the tank is a faucet. Hook a garden hose to it, run it out side where the hose lays lower than the faucet if possible and flush the tank untill you have clear water again. You may want to do this a couple of times to be sure you get rid of any sediment in the tank. When you are done flushing, make sure you have the air out of the tank by opening a hot water faucet until it runs clear with no "spurts" of air. Shut the faucet off and turn the gas back on, light the pilot light and see if the problem persists. Also have your water tested. Sears does this for free -just take a sample in and they will tell you what the hardness is.

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Hot Water inconsistent


Something you can do, following your fathers logic,   is to attach a hose to the drain of the tank and run water from the bottom of the tank into a drain untill all the sediment is removed (Water runs clean). This is normally done once a year as preventive maintenance  on all tank type water heaters. The logic sounds good to me. 

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