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Power Vent Water heater PVW40-36FV

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SOURCE: Rheem 40 gal power vent gas water heater shows code 42

you plugged it in and the fan started or you unplugged it and the fan started,,the fan will come on first before the unit will inginte to take out the excess gas, if it didn't lite then the ignitor might not be working there are 2 swithces on the unit one on the fan and one by the gas valve make sure they are both on and make sure the gas it also turned on.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Loud blower on my new Rheem Power Vent 2 water heater

find out if it does the same noise with the venting disconnected

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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My FPSH 50-236 Power Vent Water Heater is leaking from the top under the power vent, what can I do to fix this?


You say vent that should be a pressure release valve, water heaters are not vented. The pressure release safety valve may be defective.

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Do you have to have combustible air vented in for a 40 gallon power vent water heater


Let's hope the air supplied is not combustible but in answer to your question, codes applicable to a power vent water heater installation require an external air supply for improved efficiency. Just had the experience and the final cost was ten times that of installation without the noisy power vent.

Jun 27, 2016 | Water Water Heaters

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What is the minimum vertical vent distant from top of water heater to top of cap. Water heater is stand alone outside furnishing water for military force provider showers unit.


Generally 40 feet for ordinary atmospheric-vented household water heater...
Straight run to roof.
Atmospheric means no power vent... just hot air drafting upwards
Google search: gas vent height code

Atmospheric venting code depends on 4 basic factors:
Diameter of vent--- bigger vent, more draft
How many water heaters are connected to same vent
BTU per hour rating of water heater-- the more gas that is burned per hour, the bigger the vent needs to be
How straight the pipe is -- are there any horizontal or lateral runs
http://www.ameri-vent.com/files/assets/files/1366372183_Sizing26ApplicationGuide1.pdf

http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bosch_Checking_the_draft.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/checking-the-draft2.pdf

Other factors can include
-wind conditions... higher wind across top of vent pipe on roof can reduce draft, and cause downdraft that blows deadly CO into same room as water heater
-vent termination near high walls, trees, high roof peak etc will reduce draft or cause downdraft
-amount of incoming air supply... if water heater is inside a closed room, then there is no air to draft up the pipe, burner will shut down or burn lazy yellow instead of clear blue
-stuff piled up around water heater that obstructs air intake
-dirty air intake screen that reduces air intake
-vent fans inside same room as water heater that pull air down the vent and cause reduction in water heater draft
-generally elbows reduce draft by 10%
-vent cannot terminate near any window door or air intake for another gas appliance
-bird build nest on top of vent pipe after vent termination falls off
-highly acidic gas by-product causes large amount of condensation inside pipe that burns hole in pipe or drips down and damages combustion parts...blower and inline condensate trap and drain might be required
-multiple water heaters installed on same vent line.

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Replacing a rheem power vent water heater


1) Avoid Rheem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Which-is-best-gas-water-heater.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

2) Maintain water heater. Pay yourself 10$ a month in future replacement costs.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

3) Read product manual for power vent specifications.
Keep in mind that power vent on top of heater can sometimes cover access to anode rod located on top of tank.

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Pilot light goes out when i release the button


Question posted under Reliance gas water heater.
Add comment for different brand.
Age of heater is unknown.
Status light indicates one of the Honeywell electronic gas control valve.
Status light not blinking indicates that water heater gas control not receiving electrical power for power vent models.
Or thermocouple is bad on non-power vent models
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Depending on model, and age, the thermocouple can be tested and replaced. Or entire burner assembly is replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

If the gas control valve has gone bad because of power surge or other anomaly, then the power-vent type gas control is removed from tank and replaced, while the non-power-vent model is module and can be snapped off front of unit.

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The indicator light stays on our PVS50 water heater.


You have the Robershaw wiper gas control valve.
Here are error codes and troubleshoot table for that gas control.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Robert-shaw-gas-control-error-codes-1610.pdf
Here is general service manual for power vent water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Power-vent-water-heater-service-manual.pdf
Here is general parts list for that water heater, 2009:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-power-vent-RS-parts.pdf

Aug 20, 2012 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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Power vent 50 gal tank flashing code 2-3


1. Turn off power vent blower and set water heater temp to vacation (lowest temp)
2. Turn on power vent blower
3. Turn the water heater temp from vacation (lowest temp) to hot (highest temp) four times.
4. Set the water heater temp to normal

Aug 21, 2009 | Rheem Water Heaters

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