Question about Rheem Fury 38 Gallon Low NOx High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
I have no hot water. I want to know how to change the thermocouple on this waterheater
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Air in system. Make sure there is no sources of ignition and loosen the supply line at the heater and purge all air. Mske sure your source valve is open. then turn off yje heater after tightening the line. Let sit in off position for 15 minutes. Then turn therm knob to on slowly and then over to pilot, depress pilot button and hold a ffew seconds. Pilot should light. If so, hold for a few and then release and turn ti on position. Good Luck.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
The heatings elements go bad and or the thermostat can also go bad...check also that the reset did not kick out...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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If thermocouple is from ordinary tank-type water heater, then it is a generic part with different lengths 15" 17" 21" 24" 30" available at hardware of home center.
I suggest reading manual for installation information, advisories, and required maintenance.
There are good utube videos on replacing thermocouple.
Tip of thermocouple has to be positioned in the pilot flame.
The heat on tip of thermocouple causes millivolts of electric current that travel back to the gas control valve and the electrical signal causes gas control valve to keep gas flowing down the pilot tube to the pilot light.
If pilot light blows out or if pilot tube is clogged and needs to be cleaned, or if gas valve has gone bad, then tip of thermocouple cools down and electric signal back to gas control valve causes gas control valve to shut off gas going to pilot.
When attaching thermocouple to gas control valve, it is finger tightened.
Be careful and do not cross-thread thermocouple. Just use your fingers to start the nut.
Finger-tighten thermocouple and then add 1/4 turn using small wrench.
The end of thermocouple has a small piece of insulation that isolates the electric current from body of gas control valve. If thermocouple is overtightened, the insulation is crushed, and electrical current millivolts short out and no signal reaches gas control valve, so gas control valve keeps gas turned off to pilot tube.
If this is a tankless water heater, then open following link with troubleshooting resources and contact information for Rheem.
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Posted on May 20, 2011
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