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Error code 11 on controller says temperature cutoff is open how do you close & reset?

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SOURCE: eco thermo contacts open but temp control thermo

If contacts have no continuity when tank is cold, it must be faulty.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Rheem Intelli-vent intermittently goes in lockout mode

Rheem does not post service manuals.
However AO Smith has posted relevant service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Have you cleaned the air intake located under combustion chamber, and inspected for broken glass vial?
Rheem FVIR system uses glass vial that breaks if combustion air is slowed, and resulting combustion causes slow-moving venting of hot gasses, causing overheating that breaks glass vial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html

Check gas pressure.

Replace gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

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SOURCE: White Rodgers intelli vent hot water tank. No error codes, if I unplug the unit for 4-5 hours then plug it in, it will light up, blow on, burner ignite and seems to operate ok. It shuts off after abou

Use troubleshoot manual on following link, and then Replace intellivent gas control:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

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My Rheem water heater is giving a ECO failure, How can I fix this?


Question posted under Rheem water heater.
Model number and gas valve are unknown. Add a comment.

Following information applies to typical tank-type gas water heater, and does not apply to tankless water heaters, boilers, indirect heaters, solar water heaters, etc or for electric water heater.

Electric water heater ECO is located on upper thermostat.
Open top cover and ECO can be reset by pushing in red reset button,
Or ECO can be replaced by replacing thermostat. Add a comment.

Open following link to see typical tank-type gas water heater ECOs:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Intellivent-ECO-900.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Typical-gas-valve-500.jpg

The ECO will trip at 180-200 degrees F.
This happens when the thermostat fails, then the burner stays on, and the water will continue heating.

With most water heaters, the ECO is one-time use device and the gas control valve is replaced.
Some water heaters have resettable ECO, but the overheating problem has to be solved.
Each water heater is different.
Contact Rheem or read manual for correct procedure.

If you have intellivent gas control valve, open following links for typical service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intellivent-service-manual.pdf

More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Sep 30, 2011 | Water Heaters

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It says if my ECO has tripped the water tempature has exceeded 200F. What would cause the tempature to reach 200F


Question posted under Rheem tank-type gas water heater.
Model number and gas valve are unknown.

Open following link to see typical ECOs:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Intellivent-ECO-900.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Typical-gas-valve-500.jpg

The ECO will trip at 180-200 degrees F.
This happens when the thermostat fails, then the burner stays on, and the water will continue heating.

With most water heaters, the ECO is one-time use device and the gas control valve is replaced.
Some water heaters have resettable ECO, but the overheating problem has to be solved.
Each water heater is different.
Contact Rheem or read manual for correct procedure.

If you have intellivent gas control valve, open following links for typical service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intellivent-service-manual.pdf

More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Sep 30, 2011 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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Led status 3 trouble shooting advice


More information is needed.
Water heater is not identified.
Add a comment with more information from label on side of tank.

If you have gas water heater, then open following links to identify gas valve, and download error code diagnostic and possible service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

For power vent water heater with Honeywell gas valve: three flashes indicate pressure switch or blower temperature switch not working.
Typical causes appear on page 13 on manual: can be bad blower, bad switch, blocked vent, exhaust temperature too high.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Icon-gas-valve-error-codes.pdf

Sep 24, 2011 | General Electric Water Heaters

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Rheems Power Vent Model 42vp50fw Manufactured 3/08\r\n The gas comes on but will not stay lit. I have replaced the Combination Gas Control and igniter and heat sensor. Error code comes up as an igintion...


Intellivent gas valve shows AB and vacation error lights:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf
The igniter and flame sensor have to be positioned correctly:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Hot-surface-igniter-troubleshoot.pdf
Check electrical outlet with circuit analyzer, and test that unit is receiving 110Volts
Intellivent gas control must be grounded.
Check that gas control is getting 24volts.
Check for air in gas line and low gas pressure.

Following links offer troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

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Sep 10, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Have a flashing code of 4 and 2, which according to the chart is Eco Failure. My tech said I need the code for the gas valve. you have?


Open following link to identify gas valve and download possible error code and service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

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Sep 10, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Is there a reset button for a 6G50NVH-FV-02 hot water heater


Depends on gas control valve, and if cause is overheating high-limit event or FVIR flammable vapor event.
Turn off water heater when using flammable vapors, clean burner parts to prevent overheating.

1) GSW Residential power vent gas water heater with FVIR system:
Some models have intelli-vent gas contol
Others have robershaw gas control with auto-reset

2) Parts manual shows #15 'auto-reset' high limit switch on the blower
http://www.gswpartsonline.com/model/27484
http://www.gswpartsonline.com/schematic/137/view

3) Possible manual:
http://www.gsw-wh.com/pdfs/GPD135NInstall.pdf
Shows resettable lockout page 15
Water temperature must be 120 degree F or lower for reset. Unplug power cord, and then plug back in and wait 15 minutes or 60 minutes depending on gas control valve.
Some intelli-vent controls must be replaced when 195 degree high limit event locks out the water heater.
If high-limit lockout repeats, then gas control must be replaced.
Also clean burner parts, air intake, and make sure flame is clear blue. and not yellow-or-orange.

4) Intelli-vent service manual might apply to your water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intellivent-service-manual.pdf

If FVIR flammable vapor event locked out heater, then unplug heater and plug back in.
Immediately press two temperature buttons. Wait for green light to blink. Release buttons.
Page 34 in troubleshoot chart.

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Aug 31, 2011 | Fasco GSW Hot Water Heater Exhaust Draft...

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I have a 50 gallon power vent lp water heater. the water was under water this weekend. when i try to ignite the heater i can not see the spark at t he burner. When I remove the blue ignition wire from the...


Your power vent water heater with electronic gas control went under water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Flooded-water-heater.html

I suspect the gas control valve is bad, and possibly the ECO and FVIR sensors shorted.
Repairs might require replacing gas control, eco, fvir, igniter, and then clean burner and combustion parts.
Open following link to identify typical gas valves: and possibly read service manual for troubleshooting that model.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

Might be easier to replace water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Aug 30, 2011 | Rheem 50 GAL FVR Propane Gas Water Heater...

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My white rodgers control panel is set on vacation (green light) is on. I have held down the arrow buttons to get it off of vacation mode but it is not working. Obviously i need to switch it off as we have...


Water heater and gas valve are not clear:
Add a comment with description of water heater and gas valve for possible help.

Open following link for White Rodgers intelli-vent gas valve thermostat:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#Intellivent

1) Typical instructions for Kenmore and AO Smith water heater with Intelli-vent say:
Set on-off switch to ON position.
Hold down both arrow buttons for 1 second.
Then press hotter button.

2) Also check that 120Volt electrical outlet has power, and check outlet with cheap circuit analyzer from home center.
3) If Intelli-vent gas valve thermostat is malfunctioning, and won't reset, then contact manufacturer of water heater for replacement gas valve.
Label on side of tank will have Model number, manufacturer, type of gas LP NG, serial number for part ordering.

Add a comment for more help.

Jun 10, 2011 | White Rodgers Water Heaters

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Hot water heater restarts then turns off. This happens over and over again. It clicks off about 3 seconds after the burner actually fires up. Water Heater: Kenmore Power Miser 9 w/ White Rodgers Intelli...


Service technician is probably best bet for troubleshooting all possible causes from plumbing leak to burner assembly needing cleaned to blower problem to bad gas control valve or tripped ECO, or combination of things listed above.

The intelli vent controller has error codes.
Open link for images, error codes and sample manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#Intellivent

I think the Kenmore is a Rheem product, but the market changes very fast.
Intellivent control indicates that water heater has a blower on top of heater that communicates with the gas control valve to coordinate combustion.
Rheem recommends the burner assembly be cleaned no less than once a year by trained service technician who has the tools and experience.

Newer gas water heaters, both tank and tankless are maintenance heavy because of energy and safety standards, and because of new electronic controls. Tankless require more frequent attention.

If problem is going to cost more than $330, then install new gas water heater yourself from local box store. I recommend avoiding electronics, and blowers, and tankless so you can hold down costs and maintain the unit yourself.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
Water heater electronics and energy factor are good initial selling points, but all costs are energy, and repairs, service and parts of more sophisticated machines can cost more than the $1 to $8 saving you can expect under best circumstance.

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May 21, 2011 | Water Heaters

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