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Rinnai gas heater - to start requires that I turn a knob a half turn and hold for 15 seconds and then release. Currently it starts ok but I release the knob the heater stops. Is this something I can fix myself?

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  • blender719 May 11, 2010

    Specific model??? I am a Rinnai New Zealand service agent, need more info.

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Hi,

This sounds like you have a faulty 'thermocouple' (this is a safety device which the pilot heats up).

I wouldn't recommend you do it yourself, as you may invalidate your house insurance should something happen.

Ideally you should get a gas engineer in to change it, i know it's more expensive but at least you get piece of mind and a guarantee.

The part will cost no more than £25

I hope this helps

Steve :)

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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