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2 yr old ecco sense UMC 117 unit flashes 38 beeps and wont give hot water

Have to shut unit off, unplug wait 5 minutes then plug back in turn unit on and it will work for a while before it hiccups again and no hot water...what is problem?

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1) Copy following link for Rheem tankless troubleshoot, including ecosense.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

2) Probably needs new circuit board.

3) Product manual usually give list of required yearly maintenance.
Perform the maintenance, just like changing oil on car, and then service technician is familiar with your water heater and can count on your money each year around Christmas.

4) For independence, reliability, cost, and convenience, don't buy tankless water heater, or any other expensive/complicated water heater that requires yearly maintenance, and generally cannot be repaired by homeowner.

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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SOURCE: My Rheem Pronto model#RTG-74PNV-1 has powered off

Remove power source from the unit. If remote control2.gif is installed; remove cover and lift the control wires on the terminal...can be accomplished from either end.

Restore power and see if unit functions normally.

Contact Paloma/Rheem customer (800-432-8373) support and notify them IF you are getting a code "76" error. Rheem has recently extended the warranty on the "Burner Control Assm."; which is your problem. The C4-C8 portion of the error code, is where the unit stops the ignition process...burner fails to light, or gives you intermittent hot water. In either case, contact customer support2.gif.

If this helps, please indicate so.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2009

mrhotandcold
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SOURCE: The UMC-117 shuts off during water heat up. What

overheat stat first then check fan best of luck

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: No Hot Water

you can call Rheem

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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SOURCE: model PTG-42PVN

According to the symtoms...sounds like you have a problem with the flow control valve. If less than 3 yrs old, contact Rheem Customer Support at (800-432-8373) and they can an authorized tech in your area to service the unit.

If the unit is out of warranty, I reccommend you still call customer support to find a local technician. Unless you're highly technical/mechanical, this is not a problem you should attempt yourself.

Thanks for trying Fixya.com

Mike...

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

SOURCE: My Rheem UMC-117 flashes 76.

New remote control costs $99/ June 2011
Error 76 is communication problem between remote and water heater.
Open following link for step-by-step troubleshoot, and Rheem tankless resources.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-error-code-C7-76.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

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Remote is flashing C8 and 76, alternating. I turn the unit off, then back on, and I get hot water for about 10 seconds, then it goes cold and the same error message occurs. Unit is Rheem Main Remote...


Before calling service technician, open following links for Rheem tankless resources including error codes and Rheem chat.
Disconnect wires from remote to see if system stabilizes. Unit will heat to default temperature without remote.

Error codes are considered start-point for troubleshooting.
C8 76 can mean PC board failure.
76 can mean communication failure with remote control
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/ErrorcodeTroubleshooting.pdf
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We had the same problem - the hot water would only be hot for 3 -5 minutes and shut off, then we had to turn the water off, wait a few minutes, and do it again. VERY FRUSTRATING.

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Another clue: Our Rinnai was extremely noisy when the heat came on. After the fan was cleaned and replaced, it is nearly silent.

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TURN THE BREAKER / POWER OFF to the unit.

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The UMC-117 shuts off during water heat up. What


overheat stat first then check fan best of luck

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My Rheem Pronto model#RTG-74PNV-1 has powered off for some reason unknown, I turned the unit back on and it supplied hot water for approx. 10 minutes before it started flashing a code [C7]on the remote...


Remove power source from the unit. If remote control2.gif is installed; remove cover and lift the control wires on the terminal...can be accomplished from either end.

Restore power and see if unit functions normally.

Contact Paloma/Rheem customer (800-432-8373) support and notify them IF you are getting a code "76" error. Rheem has recently extended the warranty on the "Burner Control Assm."; which is your problem. The C4-C8 portion of the error code, is where the unit stops the ignition process...burner fails to light, or gives you intermittent hot water. In either case, contact customer support2.gif.

If this helps, please indicate so.
Mike//jzklipper@aol.com

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