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Have tankless water heater. turn on hot water burner slow to come what is the problem ?

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Many homes have very long lengths of pipes in the walls and many places to feed the water to. If you were to drain the water that is in the lines right now you would fill one or two 5 gallon (20 l) pails. It takes that long to draw the cold water out of the pipes before you get the heated water from the on demand system in a best case scenario. If you have a natural gas one then it will heat fast enough. If you have electric it will take more patience than the patience you had to have to empty the cold water out of the system in the first place.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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SOURCE: No water flow from hot water tap with a rinnai tankless water hea

Its A Possibility The Left Over Water In The Hot Is Frozen. If Your Line Is Exposed Outside Somewhere It Can Easily Freeze Up. Turn On The Hot Water Everywhere In The House And If Accessible Check The Lines To See Where The Warmth Ends. You Can Leave One Off Over Night In Hopes That It Will Eventually Defrost.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: No hot water

The code # 11 is a code that warns of "no ignition" and the causes of this error code are too many to list. I would suggest that a qualified tech. perform a diagnostic test and repair.

This is not a task for the "do it yourselfer"

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: no hot water, pilot light lights but no burner ignition

Thermo coupler may be defective. it controls the main gas valve by closing main if pilot is out. make sure thermo coupler bulb is positioned over and near tip of pilot flame, but not in the flame. Thermo couplers are inexpensive and easy to change out.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Noritz tankless water heater not producing hot water

I called Noritz error code 16 is a overheat problem. Noritz say's to flush your coil with vinegar or CLR.
Use a small pump to recirculate the CLR or vinegar through the system for 45 minutes and flush with fresh water. This worked for me.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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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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http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

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Various sensors gather information from water pipes, gas line, vent pipe, and air supply to determine when to activate burner.
Most people understand that when their computer motherboard needs replacement, that computer will probably not work reliably again.

Tankless is basically connecting a complex computer to your plumbing and electrical lines and to a gas burner with a vent pipe to outdoors, despite knowing that plumbing lines, vent pipes, gas burners, and household electrical systems have plenty of problems on their own.

Age factor: When tankless is new and everything operates perfectly, the tankless works correctly.
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Don't buy a tankless water heater because the only folks promising unlimited hot water and effortless water heating experience while saving money with a tankless are the tankless promotors.

Solve most tankless problems yourself, same day, any brand for about $350.
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Unfortunately nothing can be done about the minimum flow for activation.

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