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I'M LOOKING FOR THE PART # FOR THE CONTROL ON MY RHEEM HOT WATER HEATER MODEL# 41VRP50N

The red light isn't flashing. I tried to unplug and replug .

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1) How to replace gas control.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

2) Identification number for gas control valve appears on side of control. Could be SP12556 Wiper for Natural gas Rheem power vents
http://bostonheatingsupply.com/sp20161a.aspx

3) Copy following link to identify type of gas control valve, and download related troubleshoot manuals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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SOURCE: Rheem RTG 53 PVN with fault codes C4 or C7

I had the same problem with my tankless waterheater (flashing c4 76 alternately). I called Rheem
tech support and they had me 1 power down the remotepanel 2 unplug the unit from the wall 3 remove the cover 4 remove the wires for the remote panel from the circuit board and pull the twisted pair that goes to the remote out from the bottom of the unit. 5 reinstall the cover 6 plug the unit back
into the wall and turn on the hot water see if it works. It did in my case and they are sending me a new remote panel. I hope it helps.........

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SOURCE: My Rheem hot water heater stopped putting out hot

If you are not familiar with the element, I would get someone that is familiar with one and have them do it. It's not something I would recommend you do based on your question. There's electrical, pressurized water tank, and a whole lot of water that may cause you to have a worse bad day.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Rheem Gas Hot water Heater; Model 21130DV:

yes, sounds like the temp control is bad, you should be able to google model# and thermostat to find replacement. should be fairly easy to swap out

Posted on Aug 19, 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: My rheem water heater doesn't seem to be heating

try setting the bottom 10 degrees hoter than the top could be in short cycle (thatis the bottom calls for heat on the bottom element and set too close so goes back to top and cycles off

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The fact that water heater restarts, means that water heater is getting gas, getting sufficient air for combustion, thermister is ok, gas pressure is good, etc.
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Put bucket under TP overflow tube and release water into bucket, then use cooking thermometer to gauge temperature. Stand back from scalding water that can shoot out of overflow.

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3) Combustion parts and tubes need cleaning, and bleed gas line for air and water contaminants.

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