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I need help with a Richmond powervent model 6GR40PVE2 40 WITH A HONEYWELL NAT GAS W4460E 2022 IT FLASHES 7 3SEC. I'M THINKING THE FV SENSOR BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO FIND it needs help badly

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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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 40gal richmond powervent wont light. code says fvd

sounds like the circuit board is bad,, when you turn on the unit does the fan come on first if not you need a circuit board, depending on the age it might be cheaper to change the whole unit

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: need reset code for richmond

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

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Richmond powervent model 6G40PV-40F Lockout 4-2 blink. What's wrong. What do I replace to fix?

1) Rheem-Richmond does not post service manuals:
Copy following link to identify service manual by type of gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

2) For lockout, the air intake might be clogged or combustion parts dirty, causing overheating which will break TRD glass vial. Gas control may need to be replaced. Reset gas control by rotating knob to lowest temp for at least 6 seconds.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

3) Call Rheem or local service tech.

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According to photos listed for that specific model... it is NOT power vent.
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1) Rheem-Richmond does not post service manuals:
Copy following link to identify service manual by type of gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

2) For lockout, the air intake might be clogged or combustion parts dirty, causing overheating which will break TRD glass vial. Gas control may need to be replaced. Reset gas control by rotating knob to lowest temp for at least 6 seconds.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

3) Call Rheem or local service tech.

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Intellivent gas control can be reset on some units.
Honeywell does not make Intellivent.

1) Copy following links:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

2) For Rheem, there is a glass vial that is broken if FV system tripped.
This requires new glass vial, which Rheem may send depending on model.
It might also require new parts such as gas control valve, and/or replacement FV sensor depending on model.
Some models require full replacement of water heater.
Each model can be different.

3) Rheem does not post service manuals, and says customers should call service technician.
Combustion parts are held in place with tamper-proof screws and combustion door gasket might need to be replaced when removed from front of unit.

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Air intake is probably clogged, so combustion air flow slowed and caused overheating inside combustion chamber.
This tripped FV system and broke TRD, which is a small glass vial located under burner. The spring-activated air baffle snapped closed and shut off air supply, and also tripped FV lockout of gas control.
Remove burner, replace glass vial ordered from Richmond, and clean air intake.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-TRD.html
If you have Intellivent gas control, then it can be reset.
Copy following link to identify gas control valve, and download possible service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

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Unknown if you have water heater with FV system, or older water heater. If this is new Rheem-Richmond heater, the TRD could be tripped because of clogged air intake, inadequate air supply, improper venting, overheating.
Gas control valve could be bad. Ait in gas line. Low gas pressure. etc
Copy following link for general gas water heater troubleshoot, and troubleshoot by type of gas control valve.
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Open following link for troubleshoot error codes showing 7 flashes on Honeywell gas control valve is system lockout due to flammable vapor:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Honeywell-gas-control_error-Damper-series.pdf
The FV system in Rheem can be tripped by presence of flammable vapors such as gasoline or paint fumes etc, or it can be tripped if water heater was dropped, or mis-manufactured, or if gas control valve is defective, or if water heater is not getting adequate fresh air, or there is inadequate venting of combustion by-product.
When combustion chamber overheats, then glass vial breaks and damper shuts off air supply to water heater and it will not light.
Open following link for possible help fixing the problem:
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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.
Open following link for possible illustrations and reading.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

3) Specific troubleshoot begins with identifying gas control valve and reading the service manual.
I think the Rheem/Richmond power vent has intellivent gas control
Open following link to identify gas valve and download possible service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

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sounds like the circuit board is bad,, when you turn on the unit does the fan come on first if not you need a circuit board, depending on the age it might be cheaper to change the whole unit

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