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Geospring hybird water heater says wiring wrong at 120 volts

Model GEH50DNSRSA lightly used. Picked this up figuring I may be able to fix, and in hooking it up the panel display says"incorrect voltage of 120, correct wiring to 240" or heat pump error. There are no errors in the diagnostic menu and voltage is good. I did find according to the wring diagram, that from the factory the blue and yellow wires were switched at compressor for heat pump. Figure this may have done damage to board possibly.

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SOURCE: GE AGQ10AJ - Compressor not turning on

Most of the cases when tou heard a click on and off is aproblem with the compresor that goes off on overload, when the compresor try to start and is stuck , burned or the starting coil inside it is open it's overheat and goes off by the thermo bimetal switch.Also could be the capacitor, to check it you need a capacitor tester,but if you don't have it you can try to put anew one (no more than 10 $) and see what happend if still the compresor is getting hot and won't turn on it's burned, jamed or open , and you have to replce it ,if it's less than a year old it should be under warranty but if not is an expensive job and you better get a new unit.

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If it was me I would cnage the sensor first. Simply because it is way cheaper than the control board and these sensors are fickle as hell to begin with.

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SOURCE: I am concerned the wiring diagram provided for a

Those terminals on a ductless split are reserved for the communication wires from the out door to indoor unit. L L N should be line 1, line 2, and neutral (ground) there should be a 1 2 3 N terminal block in the indoor unit also, those terminals would most likely be for the communication between the two units.

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SOURCE: Trying to install new programmable thermostat.

Standard hook up for Heat pump.
Red wire----------R
Green-------------G
Blue----------------C
Yellow-------------Y
Orange------------O
White--------------W1 with a jumper to E sometimes will also say Aux, varies with Manif. of T-stat.

Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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Can I install a 19 gallon hot water tank to a 120 volt breaker?


Anon, It would only work if that was meant to be hooked up that way. Check the specifications in the manual or the plate on the heater itself. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, 1st link shows typical wire hook up on both 120 and 240 v. Good luck .
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I got an error code FC on my Geospring Hybrid Water Heater. Please help


Sounds like you aren't the only one having this problem. The FC indicates a compressor failure. Here are the results one customer got after complaining directly to GE.

My Geospring hybrid water heater recently reported a heat pump failure and generated an error code called "hfc code f-c." Although GE will not tell you what this means, apparently it means failed compressor and mainly involves a failed part called the "evaporator asm." I think what happens is the coils in it leak, releasing the refrigerant inside. The heat pump cannot work without it. When this happens, it switches to "regular" resistant electric heat, which defeats the purpose of paying the extra expense and owning a hybrid water heater like the Geospring. I discovered this problem to be widely reported on the internet. I even found repair companies advertising hfc code f-c repair ... Google even autofilled it after I typed only "ge hybrid w," so clearly many people are having this problem. I've owned mine for about 2.5 years, but I think it lasted this long because our hot water use is relatively low. Others reported this problem in as little as a few months. BTW, evaporator coils last at least 10 years (the life expectancy of a Geospring), so there is no way this part should be failing so frequently and so quickly ... this is clearly GE's fault. I would not recommend buying the Geospring until GE comes clean and can assure the public that it has solved the problem on ALL Geospring models (I own the DNSRSA model) and is no longer using shoddy parts for manufacturing OR repair and extends full warranty coverage for all its customers that have this problem (and the other problems reported, such as power supply and main board).

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GeoSpring GEH50DNSRSA wire diagram


Here are all the resources that are available for GE heat pump without calling GE and hearing them tell you to call service technician:
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-heat-pump-manuals-by-date.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Review-GE-Heat-Pump-water-heater.html
There is no wiring diagram for the bundles of wires coming from chip control board.
As general rule, these things are made to last 10 years, and afterwards will not function or be repairable. It's like a window air conditioner, except connected to water pipes, and connected to computer chip and multiple sensors, each susceptible to failure, and then the machine is used 24 hours a day, 365.
Designs have changed continually from 2009 to 2010 to 2012 models.
It's likely you got a nice piece of junk with depleted anode rod and failed sensors that stopped working and somebody got rid of it because it wasn't repairable.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-recycle-water-heater.html
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Install problems ge hybrid water heater


1) Copy following links for detailed resources:
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2) T2 is tank temperature sensor failure located just above upper element.
Call for service/ warranty.
Call GE 888-433-4394

3) Was water heater completely full of water before applying power.
Do you have 10 gauge wire and 30 amp breaker.
Is unit receiving 208-240 Volt power. Click breaker fully on-off.
Move wire to another same size circuit breaker.

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1) F9 and F10 appear to be element failure/ Call for service
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2) Copy following link for more GE Hybrid Geospring resources:
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3) Call GE and they will tell you to call for service:
1-888-443-4394

4) 2009 service manual says you can clear fault codes by pressing Filter, Lock, Vacation button sequentially within 3 seconds. Scroll to clear all fault codes using arrow keys. When that is highlighted, press Filter, Lock, Vacation again.
Others report this does not work, so it may depend on model. Or maybe buttons need to be pressed simultaneously.

5) GE does not want folks working on their own water heater.
Do not buy expensive water heaters you cannot fix yourself.
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The water heater red light keeps flashing rapidly on my Powervent 2 model 41VRP40N. It is not producing hot water and when I read the manual it says it needs more heat. What does this mean. How do I fix...


There are many things to check. The single most important test is for 24V at the gas valve after the ignitor is supposed tp be on. 19 V or less and there is either a bad ground or the ingition control board has failed. (Wire ground problems are a high probablilty)

Here is what the book says:

PROBLEM #1 - HOT SURFACE IGNITOR DOES NOT GLOW RED

(Remember to wait for purge time, 17/34 seconds, on models so equipped).

Possible causes

A. No main power

B. Faulty transformer

C. Faulty thermostat

D. Faulty limit switch

E. Faulty blower interlock switch

F. Faulty hot surface ignitor

G. Faulty ignition control

Solution

Step #1

Perform normal system checks of main power, transformer, thermostat, limit

switch, blower interlock switch, and replace faulty component.

Step #2

With power on and thermostat set at its highest position, check voltage

between "TH" and "TR" on HS780 ignition control. If 24 volts is not present

check output at transformer. If no, replace transformer. If transformer

checks out OK look at other controls in the 24 volt circuit I.E.: thermostat,

limit switch, blower interlock switch. Check for 120 volts between "neut"

(L2) and "120" (L1). Check for 120 volts at the ignitor across "IGN" and

"IGN" terminals on the HS780 ignition module. If 120 volts is present,
replace ignitor. If no, replace the 780 series module

PROBLEM #2 - IGNITOR GLOWS RED BUT MAIN BURNER

WOULDN'T LIGHT

Possible causes

A. Improper ignitor alignment

B. Faulty ignition control

C. Faulty gas valve

D. High inlet gas pressure

E. Polarity reversed

F. No earth ground

Solution

Step #1

Check for availability of gas at gas valve. Make sure the manual valve

upstream of the gas valve and the gas valve are in the full on position. Also

make sure gas is being supplied to the system at the proper pressure, too

high will lock-up the valve.

Step #2

Check proper polarity of "NEUT" and "120" on the ignition control by reversing

the wires, if reversed gas valve will not open. If this does not solve the

problem, replace wires as they were.

Step #3

Check for proper ignitor position.

Step #4

Check for a good earth ground by using a meter connected between L1

and furnace chassis. Should read 120 volts, if no, check and/or repair ignition
ground wire or ignition control mounting screws.
CAUTION POLARITY MUST BE OBSERVED

Step #5

Check for 24 volts at the gas valve terminals; "1" and "2" on a 7200 series,

"M" and "C" on a 7100 series, "TH" and "TR" on a 7000 series. If yes,

check wire integrity or change the gas valve. If no, change the 780 series
ignition module.

That is pretty much all of the troubleshooting required.

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