Question about Rinnai RHFE-1004FA 38,400 BTU Energy Saver Ductless Heater - LP Gas
I just moved into a rental house with a Rinnai Energy Saver 551FT. I have never used a gas heater before - but this one looked pretty straight forward - slide the thermostat thing to the temp I want to maintain the space at and push on. However - it turns itself off again after ten to 20 minutes, no matter where I set the temp, and it stays off. I have to push off and on again to turn back on. At the bottom right corner of the front there is a little door inside of which it says water level - am I supposed to put water in somehow? I couldnt find the manual online, and the real estate agents dont know. As i dont know anything about gas heaters (I just moved to a place cold enough to need them) I dont want to experiment without information! Thanks Feyla
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Posted on Jun 20, 2013
You need to feel in a water bottom part (middle). fill the water until reach the water level sign
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Try vacuum cleaning the filter as the heater shuts down to protect itself from over-temperature. NB-turn off the heater before doing it. And yes, you add water to the tray (...carefully) - this increases the apparent heat. Peter
Posted on Jul 27, 2007
Thanks Pete (Tasmania) Downloaded the manual. 24 pages. Very helpful, thanks for the link.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
I've got one of them too. Here's a download link for the manual: http://www.rinnaisales.co.nz/tradesmart/rinnai2/pdfs/installations/230.pdf Cheers - Peter (in Tasmania)
Posted on Jul 27, 2007
Yes, I had the same problem too. Thanks again to Pete (Tasmania) for the link to the manual. Much appreciated.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
Do you put hot or cold water in
Posted on May 28, 2012
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