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Posted on May 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like your gas/air mixture needs to be adjusted. The flame should have just the slightest amount of white, at the very tip. The rest should be evenly blue. There is an air vent adjustment in the line to the burner, right after the gas input.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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.
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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
If water is leaking from a pipe. then replace or repair the pipe or fitting. If the leak is coming from the unit itself, then replace the unit. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 20, 2010
SOURCE: RHEEM 50 GALLON WATER HEATER,4
That is a power vent failure code.
Rheem is aware of this problem and are changing systems as we speak. Call your Rheem dealer and demand the updated system.
Posted on Feb 07, 2011
Anode rods for tank-type water heaters are located on top of tank.
This is true since anodes are about 44" long.
Top of anode is standard 1-1/16" hex nut.
Anodes can be located in 2 different places: either directly screwed into top of tank -or- attached to hot water nipple.
Most times the exploded parts diagram in manual simply shows 'anode rod' without specifing exact location. If your tank has long warranty, then it can have two anode rods, and 1 will be on top and the other probably attached to hot water nipple, or there could be two anodes screwed into top of tank.
If anode is screwed into top of tank, then it will be under a plastic cap -or- it will be concealed under the top cover of tank.
Look for plastic cap, and if none shows, then remove screws holding down metal cover and look there for 1-1/16" hex nut.
Lastly, remove hot water nipple and check for anode located there.
If you have 2 anode rods, then replace with same metal for each.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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