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I HAVE A NORITZ NR98-SV WHILE IN USE UNIT SHUTS OFF, CODE READS 90 HAD UNIT CLEANED 2 TIMES STILL SHUTS DOWN

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SOURCE: noritz tankless water heater gives error code 11

This worked for me in the same situation. There is a filter inserted into main gas/ water control valve that senses water flow restriction. The sensor is connected to the gas valve. If it senses inadequate water flow it tells the gas valve to shut down so the water in the heater won't boil. Very expensive part. If you do find the filter clogged, a sediment water filter shoud be install on the inlet side of the water piping.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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The trick with these hot water heaters is to keep the filter screen clean and flush the system with CLR periodically. Code 11 is ignition error. Is your gas valve turned on?

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My Noritz 6.9 flashes a 90 code. I was told by

I recently started getting an error 90 on my N69-M unit. I finally got a hold of someone at Noritz tech support and they state this error is a general combustion/exhaust/air flow error. Here is what they suggested to look at.
Gas Pressure – The unit has a minimum flow rate for the incoming gas and if the system is gas starved, then you have some sort of obstruction or restriction. If this is a new install and you are getting an error 90, this is likely your problem but if this is an existing install that suddenly started getting this error, unless someone was monkeying around with any values you might have in-line, this probably isn’t your problem.
Air Flow – This is a ventilation issues caused by the build-up of dust, lint, etc that chokes the flow of cool air to the unit and causes the burner to overheat. If your unit runs for a while and then pops an error 90, this is probably your problem. They told me they get a lot of these errors when the unit is installed in close proximity to a clothes dryer, which makes sense. To resolve this, remove the front panel and blow out the intake holes and slots (I tried to shop-vac mine before blowing them out and I was amazed at how much the vacuum didn’t remove). After removing the cover, the first thing you should see is a system board that is covered by a black dust shield. The board is held to the unit by 3 screws (one on the top left and two at the bottom). Remove the screws and let the board dangle by the wires plugged in it. You should now be staring at the fan assembly. They suggested that I either remove the whole unit and clean it out or use compressed air to blow it out. I went with the compressed air route because getting the fan assembly out requires removing and eventually reinstalling 2 relatively small screws way in the back of the unit that you have no real easy way to get to. Blow/clean the fan out and then blow out everything else inside the unit. Reassemble and you are good to go, provided this is your problem.
Exhaust – You might see an error 90 if the exhaust can’t freely flow. Two things can cause an exhaust issue to throw this error. One is that the flapper valve on the outlet of the system sometimes gets stuck closed. This should be easy enough to fix. The other is an obstruction in your exhaust ducting or using too small of a diameter duct to exhaust the unit.
Hope this was somewhat helpful and prevents you from having to wait on hold forever for Noritz support or having to pay someone to fix your problem.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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Hi,
The problem may be the flame sensor or the control.....
Check that the flame sensor is clean and also that there is a good ground from the burner to the control....make sure that the wiring to the unit is correct polarity, and then the ground is hooked properly also...
Is it flashing a code and if so, check what the code means....

heatman101

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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Error Code 90 Solution


Over time after about 5 to 6 years many Noritz heaters tend to display error code 90 and stop working. The unit has to be shut off and back on for it to work again for a short time. Error code 90 is indication of abnormal combustion and can have a few causes, including blockage in the exhaust vent. However the problems lies mostly with the combustion fan. that is the fan that you hear when the unit is running. It is unable to deliver enough air to normal combustion.
Replace the fan and while doing it clean the air pathway with compressed air. In addition remove the ignition and heat senors (all in one assembly, in the middle of the unit) and sand them very slightly with very fine sandpaper (400 or higher) to remove build up on them.
While the fan is being ordered you can at your own risk operate the unit with the cover slightly open (about 2 in.) at the bottom and the unit will run without code 90. It is highly recommended to hire a trained technician for the above work as gas appliances pose a significant danger to human life and property if not installed or maintained properly. This solution is for informational purposes only. Please be safe.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

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I recently started getting an error 90 on my N69-M unit. I finally got a hold of someone at Noritz tech support and they state this error is a general combustion/exhaust/air flow error. Here is what they suggested to look at.
Gas Pressure – The unit has a minimum flow rate for the incoming gas and if the system is gas starved, then you have some sort of obstruction or restriction. If this is a new install and you are getting an error 90, this is likely your problem but if this is an existing install that suddenly started getting this error, unless someone was monkeying around with any values you might have in-line, this probably isn’t your problem.
Air Flow – This is a ventilation issues caused by the build-up of dust, lint, etc that chokes the flow of cool air to the unit and causes the burner to overheat. If your unit runs for a while and then pops an error 90, this is probably your problem. They told me they get a lot of these errors when the unit is installed in close proximity to a clothes dryer, which makes sense. To resolve this, remove the front panel and blow out the intake holes and slots (I tried to shop-vac mine before blowing them out and I was amazed at how much the vacuum didn’t remove). After removing the cover, the first thing you should see is a system board that is covered by a black dust shield. The board is held to the unit by 3 screws (one on the top left and two at the bottom). Remove the screws and let the board dangle by the wires plugged in it. You should now be staring at the fan assembly. They suggested that I either remove the whole unit and clean it out or use compressed air to blow it out. I went with the compressed air route because getting the fan assembly out requires removing and eventually reinstalling 2 relatively small screws way in the back of the unit that you have no real easy way to get to. Blow/clean the fan out and then blow out everything else inside the unit. Reassemble and you are good to go, provided this is your problem.
Exhaust – You might see an error 90 if the exhaust can’t freely flow. Two things can cause an exhaust issue to throw this error. One is that the flapper valve on the outlet of the system sometimes gets stuck closed. This should be easy enough to fix. The other is an obstruction in your exhaust ducting or using too small of a diameter duct to exhaust the unit.
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