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Rinnai re-813 pms gas heater large flame

Flame of ignition in the front is larger than normal

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SOURCE: pilot lights but when ignition pops back up the flame goes out

will either be the unitrol control box or the thermocouple, when you push down you are holding two magnets together and waiting for a small charge to be created from the probe in the flame , if this is not working you have no charge and the magnets won;t stick to allow the valve to open, change the thermo and see if that works first, its way cheaper than a new controler

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: rinnai natural gas log fire heater

12 is a fault code, look in the book if you have if, i think 12 is no or low gas pressure, cheers

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: after the normal delay period, my heater ignites

flame sensor rod is probably not bad but just has a soot build up on it. take some steel wool or I use a soft brass brush and make the rod shine. DO NOT USE ANYTHING COARSE, if you scratch the rod it will rust, then it is bad

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Rinnai gas heater loud noise on ignition

It may be, Rinnai suggests a maximum length of about 13 equivalent feet of venting including elbows. Add 6 feet for every 90 degree elbow. If the vent is longer than this it is taxing the combustion fan motor and it will start giving you error codes and will not ignite. Remove the trim panel from behind the heater and find the flexable air intake pipe. Temporally remove it from a fitting and test the unit a few times to see if the unit starts quieter. This procedure will be taking room air into the heater for combustion and circumventing the direct vent feature of the heater, not a fix. Have you had the gas pressure tested? It gould be that! You may wish to consider relocating the heater and fire your installation contractor for putting you in this predicament, not Rinnai.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Infrared Heater - flaming thru plaque

I had this problem. From using the center brick most of the time, lots of dust bunnies build up in the gas chimney behind the brick.
Tie 2 pipe cleaners together with a small perpendicular circle at the top and carefully remove the dust bit by bit by twirling the cleaner.
The brick should fire like new if it is carefully cleaned out.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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This is regarding my Rinnai gas heater Model 1260 S.When On button is pressed, it burns and glows the plate but when released , Gas stopped and it turns off.


problem is proberly the thermocouple burnt out .FSD
(fail safe device) normally you push the button in and the pilot light or flame is ignited,this flame heats the thermocouple that generates a small voltage that holds the gas valve open.
if the thermocouple is burnt out or not set correctly in the flame or the pilot flame is to small , as you say when you release the button it goes out, looks like you need a new thermocouple.

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Blocked pilot flame too small or thermocouple needs replacing

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Hi I have an old Rinnai RCE 417H natual gas unit


needs a service a clean and check of the ignition secquence. should only have green light for power and red light for Lighting. large screen can be bought from Rinnai part supplies

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Older style Rinnai gas heater pilot light flame very large more yellow then blue..approx stays at 4inches even once burners are lit. Heater has 6 small burners and a brown cover.


not a problem. however, if you want to shrink it down... it's hard to say just what your gas valve is like. There should be 2 spots on it for adjustments, the larger slot (should be covered by a brass plug) adjusts the main burner output, the smaller adjusts pilot output. crank it down and watch the pilot shrink, but in this situation bigger is better. the pilot creates an electrical signal that opens the gas valve, you don't want that signal to be too weak.
It would be wise to clean the pilot supply, to have a cleaner flame. pressurized air does well with out having to remove it.

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Error code 12


Hi,

The error code 12 normally refers to a flame failure/front flame rod did not sense any heat or ignition.

If you have turned off the heater and the message again pops up, it could be because of following things:
Flame rod couldd be bad
Could be possibilities of carbon being stuck.
A dirty burner or losse wire due to which the flame is not getting on burner quickly.

Overall you need to check for debris.

In addition please find additional information:

http://www.rinnai.us/documentation/downloads/Error_Codes-Tankless_Water_Heaters.pdf

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Code 11 water heater comes on for short period and shuts off


this is a tricky one, it means no ignition,which could just be a dirty flame sensor, low gas pressure, or no spark to ignite the burner. sorry but this one requires a rinnai trained service man

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Getting an error code "11" on display


Gas issue, check your gas supply to the heater. If the unit has been sitting a while, you may have debris in the burner. Spiders and mud wasps love the smell of gas and nest inside unused heaters blocking the gas. Check your exhaust vent for obstruction. If you can, open the front of the heater by removing the two top screws on top right and left sides of heater, and unplug the light as the panel opens. You will find two small rectangular pieces of metal held on the heater with one screw each. Take these off and it will have a small window you will be able to see inside the heater. Cycle the heater and look for blue flame between the two windows. If you don't get any but you hear clicking coming from the top right side of the heater, you have an obstruction or the igniter is not sparking. Check all the wires behind the plastic on the front of the heat exchanger and follow them back to the circuit board and check there. If you get flame but goes out in a second or two, the flame rod is dirty or bad and you will need a technician who is familiar with the Rinnai. Best I can do without being there! Good luck>

Nov 08, 2009 | Rinnai RHFE-1004FA 38,400 BTU Energy Saver...

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I turned on my heater and 12 came up what does


An error code of 12 indicates that the front flame rod did not sense an ignition (heat). Turn the unit off and then on and see if the code reappears. Your flame rod could be bad, have carbon stuck on it, a loose wire or not getting flame to it quick enough because of a dirty burner. If your unit fires up with out an error code, I would suggest getting a good technician familiar with Rinnai in to clean it. For safety reasons, check to make sure the vent is free of obstruction or debris.

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No hot water


An error code of 11 equals no ignition. Check gas supply, sparker, flame rod, burner and ground.

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Pilot lights but when ignition pops back up the flame goes out


will either be the unitrol control box or the thermocouple, when you push down you are holding two magnets together and waiting for a small charge to be created from the probe in the flame , if this is not working you have no charge and the magnets won;t stick to allow the valve to open, change the thermo and see if that works first, its way cheaper than a new controler

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