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I have a tankless water heater, A.O. Smith ProStar model XT 194 00L. After a power outage, the unit fires up when the hot water is turned on but falters after about 5 seconds, only to repeat this pro

Heater will not remain on long enough to heat water.

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SOURCE: Bosch 125 Tankless Water Heater - Water not hot enough

Sounds more like the venturi in the watervalve of the tankless water heater is clogged. I would recommed rebuilding it and paying close attention to properly relubing the pushrod and cleaning the venturi.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: BOSCH AQUASTAR 2400ES NATURAL GAS TANKLESS HOT WATER HEATER

Q. FA - Gas leakage error, gas valve circuit not closing properly
A.

  1. Disconnect power supply cord and check wire connections on gas valve and the two connectors on the control board.
  2. Flow water out of a hot water tap above the minimum activation point of .8GPM. Measure voltage at the gas valve wire connector. The connector should measure 24VDC between the left pair of wires and 24VDC between the right pair of wires when the unit is operating. If voltage is not correct, contact Bosch Water Heating for further instruction.
  3. Gas valve may be defective, contact Bosch Water Heating for further instruction.
Q. EA - No flame ionization detected with water flow
A.
  1. Verify that all manual gas shut off valves are open.
  2. Verify gas type (See Fig. 2 in installation manual) corresponds with the type of gas supplied to the heater.
  3. Reset error code and open a water tap to cycle the heater in an effort to purge air from gas line (especially on new installations). Cycling hot water tap on and off multiple times may be necessary. If heater still faults with EA error code, have a licensed gas technician properly purge air out of the gas line leading to the water heater.
  4. Verify the three yellow wire connections to the set of electrodes (underside of the burner assembly) are secure.
  5. Verify gas pressure meets specifications outlined in chapter 3.8. See Bulletin TWH-G2-03.
  6. Verify venting meets specifications outlined in chapter 3.6 of the installation manual. Improper venting may cause premature failure of the flame sensor rod.
  7. Observe inside the viewing window of the heat exchanger when a hot water tap is opened. Sparking should be followed by a steady blue flame. If not, Call Bosch Water Heating with observations. Readings from above gas pressure test will be required.
Q. C1 - Fan rotation too low on startup
A.
  1. Disconnect power supply cord. Check wire connections on back side of fan and the two large wire connectors on the control unit. Removal of lower access panel on control unit is necessary to access connectors.
  2. Verify that supply voltage is 120VAC and is properly grounded.
  3. Verify that venting meets specifications outlined in chapter 3.6 of the installation manual. Long vent lengths, venting with more than three elbows, blocked vent or combination venting may cause this failure. Verify backdraft flapper inside flue gas collector is not stuck shut.
  4. Check gas pressure. See Bulletin TWH-G2-03. Low gas pressure may cause the fan to change its speed to meet desired temperature.
  5. Possible defective control unit. Call Bosch Water Heating for further instructions.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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you need to unplug the unit, wait for 30 seconds reset the temp to the lowest temp, then try it, if this does not work it might have done something to the circuit board, are you on a gfi out let it needs to be there is water and ele, and should be on the gfi with a reset on it,,

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Noritz tankless water heater/dishwasher not hot enough to clean

You are doing everything you can. Your dishwasher probably isn't drawing enough hot water to activate the unit so opening the faucet and flowing more water will activate the unit. Just try to adjust the flow from the faucet to a point it, plus the draw from the dishwasher, will activate the unit. This will come with trial and error as I am sure you have already experienced. Also, open the dishwasher when it does get filled and check the water temperature. You might have the unit set at a low discharge temperature. Do you have a touchpad to control the water temperature adjustment?

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

gary1121
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SOURCE: Water Heater Won't Fire up

does the fan come on? this has to happen before it will even try to start if it doesn't your problem goes farther into the unit,, normal pracess if the fan then the ignitor then the flame, It could be in the circuit board most people that have gone with the tankless don't clearly ask the question but that is normal, but if you could clearify the procedure of what it is doing to this point i could be more helpful to you---- e-mail me what is happeing diffrent then what it use to do gary1121@aol.com

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No hot water. Dont know how to set it


Look at label on side of unit to identify BRAND MODEL and TYPE water heater you have.
For example 4500 watt electric tank-type.
Or Bosch tankless gas
Or AO Smith tank-type gas.
From that point we can narrow down next step.

Or call local plumber.

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Water not as hot as it was.


Tankless require yearly service to keep burner and combustion parts clean and check electrical connections, gas solenoid, gas pressure, venting, etc.
Read product manual for advisories and recommended maintenance.
Yes, aren't you glad you saved the manual.
Always check that local area has affordable and qualified service technician for your brand before buying tankless.
Before calling service technician, copy following link for general troubleshoot resources, including some manuals, and links to Bosch.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/No-Error-Code.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

Try turning temperature down.
The fact there is no error code, and the gas is not firing correctly, means you have a small unit with no error codes and PC board has failed ... or it means you have a unit with error codes and possibly bad PC board.
If problem is the PC board, then Bosch will send you new board, and expect same level of repair success as though your computer's motherboard was replaced.

You can buy ordinary box-store tank-type heater and install yourself same day for about $325.
Then maintain and fix it yourself. I recommend AO Smith/American/State/Reliance/Kenmore/Whirlpool since these are easy to maintain with clear directions in manual, plus AO Smith posts service manuals for the whole line of products, and any local plumber can fix them with ez-to-locate generic parts.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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I would like to know the electrical requirements.( voltage and amperage) Does it plug in or is it hard wired? If the power goes out is the hot water also out? thankyou


Are you asking about tankless gas or tankless electric?

You posted under Tankless gas water heater: gas type tankless plugs into standard 120Volt household outlet to power circuit board. You need larger gas line than used for tank-type gas water heater.

If you are asking about volt and amp draw of Tankless electric, then that depends on specific model number.
For example, if each tankless element draws 3500Watts, and unit has 3 elements, you will need 3 additional 20 amp 240Volt circuit breakers. Volts x amps = watts. 3500 watts divided by 240Volts = 14.58 amps. At full blast, this unit would draw 43.75 amps and will cost more to operate yearly than tank-type electric water heater. If unit has 4500 watts elements, then it will draw 56 amps at full blast, and use a good percentage of household power.

Tankless water heaters have no hot water in power outage. This is true for gas and electric models.

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1) Contact Rheem for name of qualified service technician.

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