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Went of vacation upon returning Rheem water heater not working unable to ignite burners

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1) Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

2) Clean air intake located under combustion parts, and check if TRD glass vial is broken due to overheating caused by reduce air intake and slowed exit of combustion by-product up the vent.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-TRD.html

3) Post question on pro water heater forum:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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SOURCE: Rheem small 6 gallon water heater vibration/noise

If the water heater is working fine than I would not worry about the function of the water heater. What the problem may be is that some of your WATER LINES HAVE MOVED, AS THEY WERE NOT SECURED PROPERLY. The sound you may have heard was the Copper or PVC(Plastic) lines just getting back comfortable. I Suggest checking that your water lines are secured about every 3 or 4 feet with the proper ancjhor....Metal for metal pipe, copper for copper pipe, etc. Sometime as in my house, pipes are run through a hole drilled through a stud or a piece of wood, usually when hot water is run through this pipe. You can here an expansion of the water line interacting with the pipe expanding, if the hole in the wood was not drilled big enough......Experience of remodeling a very old house.......Joe

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Rheem Powervent2 water heater stopped working

I would try reset the the power to the unit to see if it will work.If not then I would for a high limit out on reset.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: the water heater will cycle 5-6-7 times with no

there is a screen around the bottom of the unit? if so take it off and clean it,, does this unit have a self ignitor, or is it piliot? make sure your flue is clear so the unit is not over heating,, make sure on the power vent that the filter is clear also,, does the fan come on before the gas ignites, if not the circuit board is going bad the fan should start first to omit the gas fumes

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Rheem water heater turns off by its self

Flashing code 76 is lost communication between the remote and the burner control assembly CCA (circuit card assembly). The CCA is still under warranty if purchased within the last 3 yrs. Contact Rheem customer service and have your Mod. and S/N available....explain to the agent you are recieving - flashing code 76...they'll walk you through the process.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Rheem PowerVent Mod# 21VP40E-1 A S/N 0197106452

CHECK THE POWER VENT UNIT

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Every water heater problem is Rheem.
And Rheem doesn't post any service manuals, like the other two big manufacturers, AO Smith-American, and Bradford White.

Copy following link for troubleshoot by gas control valve.
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Your power vent water heater with electronic gas control went under water.
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I suspect the gas control valve is bad, and possibly the ECO and FVIR sensors shorted.
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Before calling service technician, open following links for Rheem troubleshooting resources including error codes.
Error codes are considered start-point for troubleshooting.
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Most gas water heater problems today can be solved with yearly maintenance that includes cleaning burner parts, clean air intake, check venting, check electrical connections, bleed gas line, and check gas pressure.
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Before calling service technician, open following links for Rheem troubleshooting resources:
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High water pressure might be causing problem.
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Add a pressure reducing valve on incoming water line.
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House plumbing fixtures also have shortened lifespan.

However if water pressure or water flow are too low, then burner will not activate.
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Ensure gas type and pressure are correct.
Bleed all air from gas lines.
Ensure gas line, meter, and regulator are sized properly.
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Check gas solenoid valves for open or short circuits.
Ensure igniter is operational.
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There is no service bulletin covering how to perform these actions.
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