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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your statement is: You ran out of oil,so got more oil in tank.blead the lines.but now you cant get pilot to start
Every oil burner I ever worked on had a type of spark ignition. No standing pilot. If this is the case for you then the only reason it won't turn on is that the lines weren't properly bled. It only takes a little bubble to ruin the day. Don't be afraid to blead lots of oil, you should be catching it anyway to put back in the tank.
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Posted on Oct 13, 2008
I believe the problem you had with the pop off valve is a one time thing since you said you just installed the water h eater
The pop off valve is a pressure relief valve that is activated by build up in the tank from excessive pressure either through too much heat or pressure which works by pressing aginst a spring loaded valve
If you go to the whater heater and look at the valve ther is a handle on it take your hand (stand clear of valve opening) and slowly pull it you will see water start to come out
More than likely a new valve could have had a piece of debris in it or was partially open
If the heater was overheating the valve would stay open and you would see extremly hot water rushing out
I do not recommend that you replace the valve unless it continues
Good luck to you
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
If this is a new board and Altidude chip with power on set dip switch 1 and 2 to on. Then press and hold adjust button until on board blinks fast then and you will see dashes on LCD display. Set dip switches 1 and 2 back to off. Turn on remote unit and you should see 100F. With any luck you are good to go.
Posted on May 30, 2009
SOURCE: takes too long for hot water.
You need a recirculating line. You will have to hire a plumber to run a water line from the farthest fixture or to the fixture you are concerned about on the hot side and return it back to the water heater. this will cause hot water to constantly run throught the hot water line (via the recirculating line) and when you want to draw water from the fixture, you will already have hot water right at the line.
I know this works with standard tank water heaters, but it is a lil trickier with rinnai units(but very possible) if your plumber pleads the 5th and tries to sell you another unit call the Rinnai manufacturerand ask them how.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
SOURCE: Pilot will not relight properly
The thermocouple needs to be replaced. That is what keeps the pilot light lit. The thermocouple is the little metal probe that sticks up into the pilot flame. Very easy to replace.
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
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