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No pilot light can be seen on a wv8840a water heater


To have fire you need gas and spark. Either the gas is not being supplied or the spark is not being supplied. If you do not see a spark when the ignition button is pressed, then spark is not being provided. Check the batteries and also the battery box contact points.

Mar 21, 2016 | Water Water Heaters

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Need manual for model # GE50M06AAG


GE is a Rheem-made product:
Any generic electric water heater manual will work for this heater since it uses same standard wiring, generic parts, and materials used for years to make electric water heaters. Nothing special. Except do not expect many specifics from any Rheem manual pertaining to insulation thickness or comprehensive troubleshooting.

Copy following link. Click on tab for specs and docs:
http://www.rheem.com/product/residential-electric-water-heaters-fury

If you have specific question about water heater troubleshoot or maintenance, copy following links for professional diy resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

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Aug 20, 2013 | General Electric Water Heaters

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How can I find the manual to a rheem 21vp50-1 gas water heater? It does not seem available.


For troubleshoot and installation:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Rheem manuals are generic, and contain no service information, or other useful information that would be unavailable from downloading current gas water heater manual.
One site posts talks about 21vp50 but posts generic American water heater manual instead of Rheem
http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/mdownloads/f918341a-6e8e-41b4-85be-5cde688317b9.pdf
Go to Rheem website, click on power vent, then click tab for Specs/Docs ... and click link for manual and then call Rheem and ask why they do not post service bulletins that match the required maintenance shown in product manual:
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters/

Mar 20, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Manual for wards hot water heater


1) Copy following links to identify gas control valve, troubleshoot resources, and gas water heater installation
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

2) Unsure which manufacture makes/made Wards water heater, or how old your unit is.
Three manufactures make most brands tank-type water heaters, and generic manual basically covers all brands.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html

3) Add comment Feb 2013, and say what you are doing.

Feb 03, 2013 | Water Heaters

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My Rheem water heater is giving a ECO failure, How can I fix this?


Question posted under Rheem water heater.
Model number and gas valve are unknown. Add a comment.

Following information applies to typical tank-type gas water heater, and does not apply to tankless water heaters, boilers, indirect heaters, solar water heaters, etc or for electric water heater.

Electric water heater ECO is located on upper thermostat.
Open top cover and ECO can be reset by pushing in red reset button,
Or ECO can be replaced by replacing thermostat. Add a comment.

Open following link to see typical tank-type gas water heater ECOs:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Intellivent-ECO-900.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Typical-gas-valve-500.jpg

The ECO will trip at 180-200 degrees F.
This happens when the thermostat fails, then the burner stays on, and the water will continue heating.

With most water heaters, the ECO is one-time use device and the gas control valve is replaced.
Some water heaters have resettable ECO, but the overheating problem has to be solved.
Each water heater is different.
Contact Rheem or read manual for correct procedure.

If you have intellivent gas control valve, open following links for typical service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intellivent-service-manual.pdf

More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Sep 30, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Got storage heating and hot water tank .lights on cotroller to heat water but not heating water


1) You report that your tank-type electric water heater has lights on the controller.
Please look at label on side of tank to get brand and type of water heater.
Add a comment with all information you have, including description of product.
This will let expert possibly find a manual, and read manual alongside you to assist as you fix water heater yourself.
Keep in mind that expert cannot see your water heater, and that many things cause water heaters to malfunction, and that troubleshoot section of product manual is good place to start.

2) Search manufacturer's website for product manual so you can fix water heater yourself.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html

3) If you have electric water heater and don't want to add a comment with identifying information, then look at following page for do-it-yourself troubleshooting:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

4) If you have energy smart water heater, you can access information and manual at following link, and possibly fix water heater yourself:
Product manual link shows on page, and gives phone number.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html

5) If you do not have tools or know-how to fix water heater yourself, then call a plumber.
Plumbers are expert at fixing water heaters.

6) Post question of professional water heater forum, to double check anything a plumber, friend, or fixya expert says:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

7) Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Feb 14, 2011 | Element 2000W 8" WATER HEATER ELEMENT

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