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How do I reset the FVD?

7 blinking blue flashes, then 3 second delay and starts flash ing again.

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    NOT THE UNIT LISTED ABOVE! It is a Richmond PowerVent short model 6GR40PVE2-40.

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Copy following links for Richmond/Rheem FV to identify gas control valve and options for replacimg TRD glass vial:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
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You can reset some models.... depending on gas control valve and FVIR design.
Some newer models you replace the sensor located on outside of tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
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Whirlpool Energy Smart Water heater - light is solid green then every now and then blink a couple of times then go solid again.What does this mean?


2 flashes = high water temperature (the water heater comes set at 120, and you can set it lower or higher)
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Links below are for Whirlpool manuals
http://www.whirlpoolwaterheaters.com/support/Manuals.aspx
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-energy-smart-electric-manual.pdf

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Two flashes means that the high limit temperature has been reached. Once this happens, the temperature control system will shut off. Make sure that all element access doors are in place. Push the "Push to Reset" button to restart the temperature control system. The water heater will self test for ten minutes before it will start to heat. If you get the 2 flashes again then you may need to replace one or both elements. Each element should measure 5-25 ohms.

The "thermostat" is the knob marked "Temperature Control". Make sure that the operating mode is set to 1,2 or 3.

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