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Richmond water heater 5vrp40-p sensor light out water heater not working

We took the thermostat off the water heater and put back on but now the sensor light will not come on or the water heater

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SOURCE: water heater not heating it's a richmond water heater

Now change the thermostats........this is the only other thing it could possibly be.

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SOURCE: I GET NO HOT WATER

needs drop tube or full replacement

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: pilot light on water heater goes out frequently

Check the following:

See if your heater has a pilot gas adjustment valve. It should be on the gas control valve somewhere. Not all heaters have these. It will be a screw on the valve that can be turned.

Make sure the thermocouple sensing bulb is squarely in the pilot flame and also check that the fitting where the other end of the thermocouple connects to the main gas valve is tight.

Check the pilot gas orifice (where the pilot gas comes out) for carbon build up - you may need to remove the pilot gas line and thermocouple assembly to get to this. This problem is pretty common.

Check the gas pressure to the heater. Run the hot water in the dwelling until the hot water heater starts. Check the flame on the main burner and see what color it is - it should be blue with possibly some yellow-tipped flames. If not, there could be a problem with the gas pressure at the heater or venting. If the heater has a gas pressure regulator, it may be out of adjustment or defective.

Finally, and this isn't very common, the pilot light can be extinguished if there is a draft problem, usually associated with an issue with the flue pipe venting system for the heater or another nearby gas consuming appliance.

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I have a richmond electric hot water tank replaced two heating elements and two thermostats new breaker still wont work what could be wrong with it


Use a voltmeter to see if there is any voltage at the element terminals. If not work back to the thermal overload switch, then on back to the thermostat. You'll find it by doing that.

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I have a richmond 40 gallon powervent water heater. It seems to light, but shuts itself off after about 5 seconds. I am leaning toward the vapor sensor. I know there are reset codes, but have not been...


1) Could be the vapor sensor. That's a suspect.

2) General troubleshoot: clean burner and combustion parts, clean air intake, bleed air from gas line, check gas pressure. Color of gas flame should be clear blue, and flame should be strong, and no combustion by-product dripping back into combustion chamber. No chemicals of any kind stored in air supply. Plenty of fresh air. Water heater in hot attic needs more air. If water heater has igniter, then igniter has to be checked. Flame sensor must be positioned correctly and operational at time of combustion, or sensor will signal gas control to turn off gas. Gas control valve can be bad.
Open following link for possible illustrations and reading.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

3) Specific troubleshoot begins with identifying gas control valve and reading the service manual.
I think the Rheem/Richmond power vent has intellivent gas control
Open following link to identify gas valve and download possible service manual:
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Sep 04, 2011 | Audiovox Richmond 6G40-36F 6-Year Tall Gas...

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WHERE IS THE RESET BUTTON ON THE 6EM30-2 FROM AUG 2004?


Electric water heater has panels located on front of water heater.
Remove top cover, and insulation to reveal thermostat and element.

Stand on dry surface, including boards or plywood.
Do not hold screwdriver in mouth.
Do not touch any metal.
Red reset button is located on thermostat.
Push in reset.
If reset will not re-engage, then thermostat may be bad, or some other problem exists.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
Screw terminals on thermostat are live.
When finished, insulation and cover must be put back over thermostat so thermostat not exposed to cool air that will cause thermostat to misread tank temperature.
Put ear against tank to hear bubbly-fizzing sound that says water heater is working.

If water heater is leaking or wet, do not touch unless circuit breaker is turned off.

Electric water heater is fully repairable by homeowner.
ECO red reset button trips when upper thermostat senses overheating.
You many have underlying problem if reset continues tripping:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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Electric water heater out. Already replaced elements and breaker. Getting power to the unit but no hot water. What now?


Have you reset thermostat on the heater, it will be the top thermostat right above the element. It will have a red reset button to press to reset. They will trip causing the heater not to work till it's reset or replaced due to thermostat gone bad. Chances are you may only have to reset it.

Please go to link below with to get some very helpful information on these topic's. If you replaced everything but the thermostat or reset it that's all left to hold out power to water heater. The thermostat is a safety device to protect the home owner. You may have had a element short out to trip it.
It will take 30 to 45 minutes to start to produce hot water after power comes back on.

http://www.water-heater-repair-guide.com/electricwaterheatertroubleshooting.html

Jun 17, 2010 | Audiovox Richmond 6G40-36F 6-Year Tall Gas...

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Water heater not heating it's a richmond water heater


Now change the thermostats........this is the only other thing it could possibly be.

Apr 27, 2009 | Audiovox Richmond 6G40-36F 6-Year Tall Gas...

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