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1) Before calling service technician, copy following link for Rheem tankless troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

2) Error 13 is probably bad PC board.
Like a bad motherboard on computer.
Rheem will send another one.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: Paloma PTG 74PVN Tankless Water Heater

did you check the filters on the the water valves, i am not exactly sure about your codes that are shoeing but if you could read it and post them, i know on some of the units 76 means there is low water pressure and the filters are behind 2 caps one on each side above the shut off valve take off the caps and remove the screens, clean them and replace them ,, make sure you turn off the water on both side first or you will get wet

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My Paloma tankless water heater flashes C2 11 error code

I just had the same problem and I fixed it in about an hour or 2. First shut off the gas,water and power(unplug it) Take off the cover There are about 20 screws above the electrical circuit board. You have to remove all of those screws to remove plate that is covering the burner assembly. The burner assembly has these 3 pins that look like number 7's these are covered with build up and gas can't flow right. That's why you get the c211 error not enough gas. Take a wire brush and gently remove any build up, I also cleaned the thermocoupler which is next to the burners. It looks like a metal pin with a couple of wires coming out of it this was also very dirty. I took a can of air and basically freshened it up It works perfect now. Email me with any Q's at Mario@myredr.com Good Luck All that you need is a long phillips screw drive and a drill because its about 25 screws
The burner assembly has 2 screws all the in back underneath the assembly once you remove those 2 the assembly comes out . You don't have to disconnect any wires.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Paloma tankless, gas, water heater, error code C7 76

If you look on the left hand side of the burner control module you'll see 4 capacitors - the capacitors have most likely failed...pretty sure anything code 76 is P/S failure. It may also be covered for manufactures defects. If the cap is blown..the top will be slightly raised as apposed to flat like the other nearby caps - they are called top blow capacitors...the damage should be evident.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a paloma tankless water heater about 3

I had the same problem with my Paloma a year and a half after installation...contacted Rheem customer service (800-432-8373) and they recommened a local installer in my area. The technican diagnosed the problem as the "flow control valve"; he managed to get Rheem/Paloma to cover the part under warranty...I only had to shell out the money for the install.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: paloma tankless ptg42 water heater error code c4/13

4 error message, the 4th (last) error code is #13, not enough oxygen.

Check the location of the heater, if it is fine the ODS sensor (actually is a thermal couple) is bad.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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Before calling service technician, open following links for error codes, Rheem/Paloma chat and tech support, and possible manual:
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Multiple error codes can mean different things, including bad PC board.
C2 13 might be the oxygen sensor. -0 and no operation indicates bad board, but other things might be notched into same problem like loose connections.
Error codes are starting point for troubleshooting.
Before calling service technician, open following link for Rheem-Paloma troubleshoot resources including Rheem chat.
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