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Not fireing up


Mark, It sounds like the gas valve may be bad. You may want a tech to diagnose and repair.There are other things to check also air intake and exhaust must not be plugged and the exhaust fan must be operational if equipped.
Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Apr 24, 2016 | Water Water Heaters

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Hi... im at a friends home and am in need of help with the water but cant find an operations manual. The top pilot switch was set to off and the bottom temp control was on vacation. Am i able to just...


Identify gas control valve, with instructions for lighting each type... these instructions also show on side of water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Knob rotated to off...means pilot light is off, and water heater is off.
Read instructions shown with each gas control valve shown on link above.
Don't forget that gas supply to water heater has to be ON. Gas shut off valve must be parallel with gas line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Gas-water-heater-89a-350.jpg

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Sep 19, 2013 | Water Heaters

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My Bradford White Defender M-I-30T6FBN doesn't show igniter button on instruct8ons


1) Just open the following link to identify gas control, and following instructions for lighting each gas control that appear under the gas control that looks like yours.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

2) Otherwise add a comment and carefully describe gas control valve, and then open link and compare your description to pictures of each gas control valve, and then look below each picture for link that says how to light water heater.

3) Call plumber.or local service technician, or local BW supplier who can recommend technician.

4) Call Bradford White to get recommendation of local technician.

Feb 11, 2013 | Bradford White Bradford MI30T6FBN-337 30...

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Bradford-white water heater wont heat water.the blower motor hums but wont blow.also,pilot light wont light,is this just a safety feature?


Water heater is not identified and gas valve is not known.
Review options below:

1) Add a comment and describe what gas control valve is on the water heater, and model number from label on side of unit. Include what you have tried so far.

2) Try unplugging water heater and see if water heater resets.
Disconnect blower from gas valve, then plug blower in to see it it operates.
This will eliminate or include blower as suspect.

3) Open following link to download service and product manuals to help troubleshoot exact model.
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation/residential/gas.asp

4) Open following link to identify gas valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli

Oct 04, 2011 | Fasco Bradford White Hot Water Heater...

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I have a 40 gallon natural gas operated Rheem manufactured GE smartwater that has been shut off since pilot could not be lit. I would like to lit the pilot but I would like to know if I should switch the...


Not enough information is given.
Add a comment any time.

Why did water heater turn off?
If water heater was exposed to flammable vapors like gasoline, paint thinner, paint, leaking gas line, etc, then the 'single use gas shut off' might have tripped.
If water heater is older and the burner parts never cleaned, then combustion chamber can experience overheating, and that can trigger 'single use shut off.'

Instructions for lighting water heater should be printed on side of heater.
Follow the instructions and see if water heater will light.
Then check if flame is clear blue. If flame is yellow-orange, then burner parts need to be cleaned.
If water heater will not light, then combustion parts may need to be cleaned, and air intake cleaned, and 'single use shut off' could also be tripped.

Also possible that gas control valve thermostat is bad.

Open following link to help identify gas valve and see illustrations and read information about cleaning combustion parts:
http://Waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

Sep 10, 2011 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

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Lighting instructions


More information is needed.
You posted under electric water heater.
Are you trying to light a gas water heater?
Each water heater is different depending on gas control valve.
Instructions for each gas water heater are printed on front of water heater at gas valve.

Add a comment and describe the gas valve, describe what the instructions say, and describe what general problem you are having for possible asistance.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Jul 06, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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I need to remove the burner to check the safety device. How do I remove the burner?


You need the manual for your specific Rheem product, which shows periodic maintenance steps needed and will sometimes show diagrams.
Open following link, click on same-similar product, when page opens, click tab that says Specs/Docs, download Use and Care manual:
http://www.rheem.com/Products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters

The instructions will probably suggest you call service technician do the work.
After all this is a gas appliance, and not really a first-time learning opportunity. One kaboom is a lot more expensive than watching what the service technician does so you can repeat it later.
If cost of parts and labor is higher than $330, then it might be cheaper to install new gas water heater that you buy from local box store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

As a general non-specific guideline for cleaning burner.
Some water heaters have a gasket-seal where pilot and burner tubes enter combustion chamber. You might need this gasket replacement on hand in case old one breaks.
Other combustion covers have tamper-resistant screws that signal a service technician should do the work.
1) Take photos of all parts and areas so you have a record of how it looked for easy reassembly and relighting.
2) Turn off gas to water heater. The gas valve handle should be perpendicular across the gas line to turn off. The gas valve handle is parallel with gas line when gas is ON.
3) Using wrench, loosen tubes that attach to bottom of gas valve control. Notice tightness of each when loosening. The thermocouple is finger tight plus 1/4 turn. The other fittings are snug to prevent gas leak. Note which fittings have sealant on the threads, and then use yellow teflon tape on those fittings when reassembling. Test gas lines for leaks using liquid detergent mixed with water. Soap bubbles indicate gas leak.
4) Lift burner out of combustion chamber.
5) Clean burner and combustion chamber with wire brush, and you can use mild detergent with a bit of water.
6) Use a burner brush to clean out burner tubes, and use air pressure to help remove particulate. Remember, obstruction as small as a cobweb inside the tube can cause the water heater not to operate.
7) Finish up using vacuum cleaner, reassemble parts, and light water heater using instructions printed on side of tank.
Other helpful information available on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#clean

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May 13, 2011 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

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Water and gas pipes size


if you go to rheems web sit it witll give you video instructions for install. but it will be 3/4 " gas and water in

Mar 14, 2011 | Rheem EcoSense by 7.4 GPM Tankless Water...

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