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Tried reset code for vapor sensor it worked but then shut down will not start again Richmond model 6gr50pve2-42

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SOURCE: need reset code for hot water talk

Go to www.richmondwaterheaters.com and see if they can assist you with it. Just click on residential products on the left side of the page.

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I am poting this here hopefully it will help someone else. I have a richmond 40 gallon power vent water heater and it was not working. It was flashing 2-3 on the LED. I used this procedure and it started up..

you can reset the control by unplugging the blower during start up, leave unplugged for at least 5 seconds, plug back in and within 30 seconds cycle temp control from hot to low 6 times.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

SOURCE: i have a 75 gal.

I answer questions for free.
My job is to provide resources that help you for free.

1) That being said, my research into FVIRs says you need a plumber when the FVIR trips.
2) The use-and-care manual for your model also says call a technician.
3) Buying replacement parts through a plumber is true for all water heaters except the Bradford White which has a resettable FVIR. BW is the only company with a re-settable FVIR, however the water heater market changes daily.

4) If the FVIR shorted and shut down the water heater, it probably saved a fire and maybe saved a life.

The following site says to call Rheem, who will tell you to call a local plumber.
http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?2520-Broke-Rheem-FVIR-waterheater-Please-help

The Rheem lineup of gas water heaters shows you have a 75 gallon tall heater:
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters/
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=C24E3F52-A6A4-4BC7-AF5B-0DF23A7A0263

The spec sheet for your model
http://globalimageserver.com/fetchDocument.aspx?id=e3d293b7-bedf-4d9f-bf0f-d85b2d8bda5f

The use and care manual has troubleshooting section > it says the combustion shut-off has to be inspected by qualified technician
http://globalimageserver.com/fetchDocument.aspx?id=a92c7d0e-8a95-48ba-8810-cd714f33d47a

To get opinions from professional plumbers in the field:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pages/WHRpages/English/Troubleshooting/Tanklets/fvir-issues.html

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What brand and model water heater?
Look at label on side of unit and add comment.
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1) Could be the vapor sensor. That's a suspect.

2) General troubleshoot: clean burner and combustion parts, clean air intake, bleed air from gas line, check gas pressure. Color of gas flame should be clear blue, and flame should be strong, and no combustion by-product dripping back into combustion chamber. No chemicals of any kind stored in air supply. Plenty of fresh air. Water heater in hot attic needs more air. If water heater has igniter, then igniter has to be checked. Flame sensor must be positioned correctly and operational at time of combustion, or sensor will signal gas control to turn off gas. Gas control valve can be bad.
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  2. Step 2 Turn on your multi-meter and set it to read resistance or "ohms". Connect one of the multi-meter's probes to the number two pin and the other probe to the number three pin of the Molex connector (middle black wires). If the reading on your multi-meter reads below 9k or above 45k ohms, the flammable vapor sensor is faulty and in need of replacement; you cannot reset the system until this issue is resolved.
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Need reset code for hot water talk


Go to www.richmondwaterheaters.com and see if they can assist you with it. Just click on residential products on the left side of the page.

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