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Unit stops heating and must be unplugged to 'reset' once a week.

Rheem PVS50 is 1.5 years old and just stops heating. Remove the elec plug and wait for 15 secs and it starts up again for another week. I did not notice a blinking light code. I was advised to gently clean the temp sensing probe with fine steel wool and that allowed the unit to run for 6 wks. Problem just returned. May be coincidental, but this often occurs over the weekend when usage is lighter.

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