Question about Fasco GSW Hot Water Heater Exhaust Draft Inducer Blower # 63172
Water heater went into vacation mode, not sure if it was because of a power outage. I have tried pressing green and red arrow to reset but green vacation light is still on
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like your main valve. The diaphram may be loose fitting or it has a small leak.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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GSW Series 5 water heater is electric water heater.
The link above goes to the GSW page, but the manual does not match the product shown in photo
GSW has a phone number in the manual:
I cannot see the manual, but I might be able to help.
Every electric water heater has a red reset button located on the thermostat.
Normally on a two-element thermostat, the ECO or reset button is located behind the upper panel.
Your water heater seems to have a box located where upper panel is located.
Without the manual, I do not know what functions are performed by this box.
If there is a thermostat setting on the face of the box, then maybe there is also a red reset button.
That being said, you want to drain your water heater.
The GSW water heater has a drain valve.
If the valve is plastic, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
If the valve is brass, use a screwdriver to rotate stem counterclockwise
The photo shows the screwdriver slot for brass drain valve
If your water heater will not drain, it is probably clogged with sediment at the tank bottom.
Connect a washing machine hose to drain valve.
Connect garden hose to outdoor spigot, and to washing machine hose.
Turn on outdoor spigot for 10 seconds and this will open the clog.
Repeat procedure if clog is still there.
If your water heater is clogged with sediment, you will want to clean out the water heater:
Follow the step by step on link below:
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Posted on Nov 05, 2010
It may be one of 2 elements not working, a thermostat problem, scale build up in tank, to name a few possibilities. You'll need to shut off power to water heater before doing anything to it, and perform a few tests, and check a few things to determine which one is the cause. After power is off, you remove cover(s) on side of tank and peel back the insulation to get access to element(s). Keep in mind that should you need to change one of the elements, or both (assuming it has 2 otherwise you wouldn't have any hot water at all if only 1 element and not working.) This is where it would be good to have a voltage meter ( or multimeter ) and know how to use it. Is that possible? Before you reply, please shut off power and remove cover(s) to be sure whether single or dual element. If it's single, it may just be thermostat adjustment, or faulty, or scale build up around element. Keep in mind that water to tank will need to be shut off and tank drained down below element before removing/replacing. Get back to me with info on single or dual element. Thanks
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
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