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Neutralizer never serviced in 8 years no materials added ever

What do you do if the Kenmore Water filter neutralizer model 625.348240 has never been serviced. My water test shows slightly acidic water. Do I had the Kenmore #5 container of material until 19'' above rim?

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SOURCE: Crystals Forming On Gas Hot Water Heater

You need a new anode rod in the water heatr. You will probably be looking at a new heater soon.

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SOURCE: Water softner dirty water

you might also want to check into the piping in your house is it gavinized, cpvc or copper, this could also make a diffrence, you could also be pulling mud from the bottom of your well, the anoid rod in the water heater will keep you from seeing this in the hot side lines,suggest to have a test done on the water take a jar with a lid and take it to your local plumbing supply house and see if they can't have it tested then you will have all your answers, the test i'm in md. it cost us aprox 40.00 to have the complete water test,

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: remove the build up in a hot water tank

All you can do is to flush the water tank with the power off until you get clear water. The buildup is caused by hard water mineral deposits. You definitely need a water softener to prevent further accumulation. I found mine at sears on sale a few years ago, they were fairly reasonable and the installation wasn't that bad to do.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Flow of water thru shower head is barely a trickle

There is a chance there is mineral deposits in the showerhead openings. You can try products sucha as limeaway by unscrewing the showerhead , soaking in the limeaway for a few minutes and rinsing with water. You may have to repeat this a few times to get it clean.

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SOURCE: no hot water in electric water heater

warranty is 6 yrs on parts

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

SOURCE: We own a Rheem Professional

Hello CATHY Have the ANODE rod replaced in the heater.That should help as they wear out over time.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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Bosch aq 125 no water preasure


Clean water filter yearly or monthly. Page 16 example manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bosch-125BO-NG-LP-outdoor.pdf
Shut off the installer supplied cold water supply valve.
Disconnect water pipe going to the back of the water
valve. Remove filter from back of water valve. Clean the
filter and inspect for damage. Replace if the filter is at all
damaged. Inspect the top of the water valve for signs of
a water leak or corrosion. If present, rebuild the water
valve.
Bosch service bulletins:
http://www.bosch-climate.us/bosch-hot-water/aquastar-service-bulletins/38b-125-series-bulletins.html
Descale heat exchanger yearly.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bosch_Descaling-heat-exchanger.pdf

Sep 29, 2012 | Bosch Water Heaters AquaStar 125 series...

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Rheem Pronto water heater Error code E1


Before calling service technician, open following link for troubleshoot resources include Rheem chat, error codes, and regular maintenance manual, and possible product manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Tankless-maintenance.pdf

Clean the water filter as shown in product manual.
Error E1 is not specifically shown for Rheem/Pronto tankless.
1 is usually related to water flow.
E errors are related to temperature, so E1 can be temperature sensor failure on hot water pipe.
E errors can be loose/bad wiring or part failure.

Error codes are considered start-point for troubleshoot.
Each tankless manual recommends cleaning the water filter monthly, deliming heat exchanger yearly, and cleaning combustion chamber and burner parts yearly.
Regular maintenance can prevent most common error codes, but the cost and nuisance will outweigh expected $1-8 monthly savings on gas bill.
The requirement for continual maintenance should signal folks that tankless are not effortless hot water as described in tankless promotion.

Solve most tankless problems same day, yourself, any brand, using minimal tools for about $350.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Oct 02, 2011 | Rheem RTG-74PVN-2 Natural Gas Pronto Whole...

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No hot water


Before calling service technician, open following link for Bosch troubleshooting resources including Bosch contact number and possible manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

Tankless water heaters require yearly maintenance to check gas pressure, inspect and clean burner and combustion parts, inspect vent and vent drain, clean air filter, check water flow, de-lime the heat exchanger etc.
This maintenance can stop ordinary problems from occurring, and can be done by the homeowner by reading Bosch service manuals for specific model number.
The continual maintenance, and cost of repairs and parts, and cost of professional service are more expensive than expected $1-8 monthly energy savings from owning tankless.

Fix most tankless problems yourself, same day, for about $350.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Hot water heater restarts then turns off. This happens over and over again. It clicks off about 3 seconds after the burner actually fires up. Water Heater: Kenmore Power Miser 9 w/ White Rodgers Intelli...


Service technician is probably best bet for troubleshooting all possible causes from plumbing leak to burner assembly needing cleaned to blower problem to bad gas control valve or tripped ECO, or combination of things listed above.

The intelli vent controller has error codes.
Open link for images, error codes and sample manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#Intellivent

I think the Kenmore is a Rheem product, but the market changes very fast.
Intellivent control indicates that water heater has a blower on top of heater that communicates with the gas control valve to coordinate combustion.
Rheem recommends the burner assembly be cleaned no less than once a year by trained service technician who has the tools and experience.

Newer gas water heaters, both tank and tankless are maintenance heavy because of energy and safety standards, and because of new electronic controls. Tankless require more frequent attention.

If problem is going to cost more than $330, then install new gas water heater yourself from local box store. I recommend avoiding electronics, and blowers, and tankless so you can hold down costs and maintain the unit yourself.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
Water heater electronics and energy factor are good initial selling points, but all costs are energy, and repairs, service and parts of more sophisticated machines can cost more than the $1 to $8 saving you can expect under best circumstance.

Upvote the help.
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

May 21, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Our rheem pronto tankless rutg-74xp red light will come home indicating hot water and stay on about 2 minutes and then turns off we have turned off and back on and let water run for 5 minutes and will come...


Before calling service technician, open following link for Rheem troubleshooting resources.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

List of causes MIGHT include one of following:
Bad household circuit breaker that powers electronics, or loose wire inside outlet where tankless plugs in.
Tankless fuses and control board.
Water flow rate too low. Minimum .8 gallon required (depending on model)
Tankless inlet filter clogged.
Household aerators clogged at faucets.
Crossover at single-handled faucet
If installed, there can be crossover at mixing valve.
Faulty household check valve, including check valve on re-circulation system if that system is installed.
Restriction in household water line, such as clog at elbow.
Unequal pressure in household hot and cold lines, caused by restriction in hot line. When single-handled faucet turns on, the cold water pressure is higher so hot does not flow and tankless will not turn on.
Loose wire connection inside tankless.
Unit temperature set too high.
Unit temperature set too low.
Water temperature is very hot coming out of tap, so more cold is added, but that reduces amount of hot water flow, so tankless turns off because flow rate is too low.
On some tankless, if water is preheated by solar or other indirect source, the burner will not activate.
High mineral content in water > delime tankless yearly
Misaligned temperature sensor
Low gas pressure. Wrong type of gas. Undersized gas line.
Too many faucets on at same time.
Faulty tankless water valve. Water valve stuck.
Fluctuating household water pressure, for example MUD and PUD district water pressure problems or water well pressure.
Faulty household pressure reducing/regulating valve if installed.
Faulty household pressure tank, if installed -or- pressure tank needs to be installed.

Apr 24, 2011 | Rheem RTG-74PVN-2 Natural Gas Pronto Whole...

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Replaced thermocouple on Bosch TF250. Now the pilot flame is so big that it heats and boils the water in the heat exchanger when hot water is not required. When we turn the tap on, we get dirty water,...


Before calling service technician, open follow links for troubleshooting resources.
Bosch site does not show TF250, but shows 250SX and 250SXO.
Gas Products Technical Support: 800-642-3111
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html
http://www.boschhotwater.com/HelpfulResources/TechnicalSupport/BoschAquaStarModels/tabid/370/Default.aspx

At no time when visiting tankless website have I read suggestion that people fix tankless as a do-it-yourself project. In fact each site says repeatedly to call service technician for installation and repairs.
When reading service bulletins, the repair protocols are generally long and very sequential, even if a thermocouple seems straightforward there are many interrelated parts and sensors that must communicate exactly with each other.
Example: following pdf outlines operation sequence for non-standing pilot model
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Tankless-gas-operation-overview.pdf

The dirty water also suggest that tankless has not gotten regular maintenance that is required for continued operation. Tankless are not install-it-and-run-flawless-for-years type of machine.
Read manual for specific maintenance required for your model. For example yearly flushing the heat exchanger with vinegar to avoid lime build-up is suggest most models. Tankless are succeptible to lime build-up.
All costs are energy. Maintenance alone can easily eat up the promised $1-8 monthly savings from tankless vrs tank-type water heater. One service call can wipe away years of expected savings, plus replacement part can sometimes cost as much as whole new tank-type water heater, installed.

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How to wire it to the breaker


He is right, there is no neutral in 220VAC. Each leg is 110v to ground but since they are "off phase" they are 220v together.

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Sediment in lines -Bosch Tankless Water heater


I would recommend a simple sediment filter housing be installed on the main water line coming into the house. Material cost about $100. Have a plumber install a bypass loop so you can just shut off 2 valves when you need to change it. I always install one with any tankless heater as cheap insurance against such a problem. As far as adding something to clean the lines I would refer to the manufacturer's instructions and use only what they recommend in order to preserve your warranty. For a solar water heater I prefer Velux.

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Gas water heater kenmore model pilot will not stay lite


I have the same problem. Water heater operates on a very simple principle. of thermo-mechanical feed-back and response. In my case, I have a Kenmore Power Miser 6, NG heater with an electronic pilot ignition system. The heater is just over one year old and last month (conveniently just after the 12 month service warranty expired) the pilot light started extinguishing on a very regular basis. I find it interesting that the very problem I am experiencing, is happening to other Kenmore owners (victims). The solution can be found in replacing one of two possible components; the pilot assembly or the gas valve manifold. The price of DIY pilot assembly replacement is approx. $60 . The valve component is significantly higher. Water heaters are designed and built to provide years of trouble-free reliable service. This is the first Kenmore product I have owned. From a customer perspective, with regard to product performance, Sears/Kenmore needs to take a strong look at their supplier quality. Oh, by the way, contacting Sears for remedial relief only managed to frustrate and infuriate me. You see, I am in Quality for a world-class aircraft company. I understand what ethical steps are required to satisfy a valued customer. I plan on ripping out the defective unit this weekend and replacing it with a reliable Home depot special. At least with HD, if the heater fails to perform , I can return it. Hey Sears in Chicago, don't come crying to the consumer when you are looking for the trendy "bail out". Signed- "Burned Out" in La Habra, California.

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