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Reliance is 3-leg water heater.
Air intake located on bottom of heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

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1) Are you looking for air intake screen located on bottom of water heater? Clean with compressed air or feather duster.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Flame-trap-inspection.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

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2) GE is made by Rheem, so air intake screen is located below the combustion burner, as is the TRD (thermal reset device).

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2) Clean air intake screen using compressed air or feather duster.
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Water heaters today require plenty of fresh air. If air intake gets clogged with dust, then combustion byproduct moves up pipe too slowly for amount of fuel being burned, and this overheats combustion chamber.
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Most likely: Combustion chamber got too hot because air intake is clogged with dust, causing less air to flow upward through vent pipe ... the slowed flow of air caused combustion chamber to overheat.

What brand and model water heater?
Look at label on side of unit and add comment.
Otherwise call service tech to repair/ replace water heater and clean arrestor screen (air intake) and replace or reset parts as needed, depending on model number and brand water heater.

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Remove burner and blow out screen with compressed air.
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Here is photo of air-intake screen on bottom of Whirlpool tank.
Tomorrow this heater is scheduled for installation, and it will be put on bricks.
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