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Hi my central heater gas model ge 130 I have to keep pressing the reset button but only lasts about 20 min then cuts out cheers Mal

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SOURCE: central haeting keeps turning on when itself

Change your air filter, if the system has to work too hard, it will over heat. If the filter is allowing air flow and the system still shuts off it is the thermostat. Keep in mind the Thermostat gauges the temperature where the thermostat is located, if its next to a running fireplace it will think your entire house is that temp.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: thermostat keeps cutting power off to elba excellance oven

I have a similar problem with an Indesit oven. There are two thermostats one controlling the oven temperature which i think you have replaced and another over-temperature stat to prevent the oven getting to hot should the temp stat fail to control the temperature. The over- temperature stat could be operating to quickly and this cuts power to the the digital display, oven light, temp light and circulating fan. I am going to replace this over-temp stat

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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I wrote a page with step-by-step troubleshooting for electric water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

The quick answer for ECO reset problems is to replace thermostat(s) and then see of problem continues
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool water heater went out.

With just the little information you left, my first reaction is that your propane tank is empty, but I don't know if it's propane or nat gas. It is also possible you have a dirty filter screen. Some brilliant engineer decided to install these on the bottom of today's water heaters and then require they be cleaned every 6 months. If you don't and they get dirty, which they always do, then the pilot goes out and it will not relight. Cleaning the fine mesh screen below the burner is what is needed to prevent this from occurring. Other brands are replacing the existing burner assembly with a new burner assembly that has a reset switch built into it. You may call Whirlpool and see if this applies to your water heater. They will need your model # and serial #. Hope this helps. Douglas

Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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SOURCE: I bought a brand new house and the gas water heater seems to be stuck in vacation mode.

Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve, instructions how-to-light-water-heater, including error codes etc:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
To reset the intellivent gas control, press and hold both arrow buttons for about 5 seconds
This water heater requires pilot flame. Look through site glass and upward (or use mirror) to see if pilot is ON and burning clear blue flame and not lazy yellow flame.
Check that gas shut-off is parallel to gas line:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Gas-water-heater-89-valve-2.jpg
Check if outlet has 120Volt, and that polarity of outlet is correct. Power vent water heaters require correct polarity: use circuit analyzer. Check if there is ground continuity between ground and manifold tube (center tube that connects between burner and gas control valve).
Scroll to top of same link to read about FV system and air intake cleaning. Must have good supply of incoming air.
Same page half way down has troubleshoot section for pressure switch testing, blower troubleshoot etc. The pressure switch and blower communicate electrically with gas control thermostat to determine when to release gas to burner where pilot ignites gas, causing poisonous combustion by-product to vent outdoors and help nature.
This model has thermopile instead of thermocouple. Basically thermopile is several thermocouples. When heated, thermopile generates enough current to run small electronic circuit inside gas control valve. This circuitry is very common in hvac units but fairly recent to water heaters. Advantage is error code troubleshoot and more optional controls, for example future response to in-home zwave remote controls and home automation
Get model number and brand from label on side of tank and post question on pro water heater forum with list of what you have tried so far.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
Call plumber to bleed air out of gas line and check gas pressure.

Posted on May 28, 2013

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Ge smart water heater model SE80T1ZTAH


Try this:
1. Turn off the power to the water heater.
2. Press the reset button.
3. Replace the insulation and jacket access panel(s) before turning on the power to the water heater.

Please let us know if this works!

Nov 04, 2013 | Water Heaters

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I bought a brand new house and the gas water heater seems to be stuck in vacation mode.


Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve, instructions how-to-light-water-heater, including error codes etc:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
To reset the intellivent gas control, press and hold both arrow buttons for about 5 seconds
This water heater requires pilot flame. Look through site glass and upward (or use mirror) to see if pilot is ON and burning clear blue flame and not lazy yellow flame.
Check that gas shut-off is parallel to gas line:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Gas-water-heater-89-valve-2.jpg
Check if outlet has 120Volt, and that polarity of outlet is correct. Power vent water heaters require correct polarity: use circuit analyzer. Check if there is ground continuity between ground and manifold tube (center tube that connects between burner and gas control valve).
Scroll to top of same link to read about FV system and air intake cleaning. Must have good supply of incoming air.
Same page half way down has troubleshoot section for pressure switch testing, blower troubleshoot etc. The pressure switch and blower communicate electrically with gas control thermostat to determine when to release gas to burner where pilot ignites gas, causing poisonous combustion by-product to vent outdoors and help nature.
This model has thermopile instead of thermocouple. Basically thermopile is several thermocouples. When heated, thermopile generates enough current to run small electronic circuit inside gas control valve. This circuitry is very common in hvac units but fairly recent to water heaters. Advantage is error code troubleshoot and more optional controls, for example future response to in-home zwave remote controls and home automation
Get model number and brand from label on side of tank and post question on pro water heater forum with list of what you have tried so far.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
Call plumber to bleed air out of gas line and check gas pressure.

May 28, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Vacation mode hot water heater


GE is made by Rheem.
Sounds like water heater is short cycling.
Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve, including error codes, and instructions how to replace each type of gas control valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
Unforturnately Rheem does not post service manuals, and refers customers to call service technicians... so wonder where these guys get service manual... or maybe they guess at it.
However 2 year old water heater is under warranty. The date of manufacture shows on poduct label serial number. 3rd and 4th digit of serial number are year of manufacture. Parts are covered in second year. Rheem might require plumber to validate single-family residential installation.
In any case other companies post service manuals that cover same gas control valves. These manuals apply to Rheem.
Only difference between Rheem/GE and other brands is type of FV system.
If the air arrestor screen gets clogged (not likely with new heater), the intake air slows down causing vent to slow down. Same amount of gas is still being released and burned, causing combustion chamber to overheat. As a result, the TRD glass vial breaks and air intake trap door springs closed. At this point the gas control valve will usually signal error flashes indicating lockout. Shutdown is usually less problematic to homeowner than allowing too much gas to accumulate inside burner at once, causing risk of explosion. Gas appliance are dangerous without doubt.
Call plumber to check everything might be safest route, especially since low gas pressure is one possible cause of short cycling. And you will be comfortable afterwards knowing who to call and that gas appliance is check out professionally not to have defects that will cause problems down the road.

May 28, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Keep getting a f9 and f10 code . how do we fix what do they mean


1) F9 and F10 appear to be element failure/ Call for service
http://waterheatertimer.org/Review-GE-Heat-Pump-water-heater.html#error
http://waterheatertimer.org/Review-GE-Heat-Pump-water-heater.html#element

2) Copy following link for more GE Hybrid Geospring resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-heat-pump-manuals-by-date.html

3) Call GE and they will tell you to call for service:
1-888-443-4394

4) 2009 service manual says you can clear fault codes by pressing Filter, Lock, Vacation button sequentially within 3 seconds. Scroll to clear all fault codes using arrow keys. When that is highlighted, press Filter, Lock, Vacation again.
Others report this does not work, so it may depend on model. Or maybe buttons need to be pressed simultaneously.

5) GE does not want folks working on their own water heater.
Do not buy expensive water heaters you cannot fix yourself.
Average service call for GE heat pump is $400 which helps defeat anticipated savings from buying hybrid.

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High temperature thermal cut-out has tripped


Type, model, brand, age of water heater, and general installation of water heater are unknown.

1) Electric tank-type water heater: replace thermostats and test elements.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

2) Gas tank-type: replace gas control valve, clean air intake screen/ location varies by brand:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

3) Tankless: call service technician, or replace tankless with tank-type and save money long-term.

4) Add comment and describe water heater using label located on side of unit, and include what you are doing to 'reset' the thermal cut-out.

Jan 04, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Indoor tankless 74-pvn. power went off and has returned. get error code 24 when try to power on


Open following links for Rheem troubleshooting resources, including Rheem chat, error codes, and possible manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Tankless-maintenance.pdf

Error codes are considered start-point for troubleshoot.
Error code 24 is malfunction of operational switch: press max or min button on PC board to reset, -or- replace PC board.
Max-min button is sometimes located above dip switches, and can be 1 button that is rotated with screwdriver or 2 separate buttons. Look at wiring diagram in manual that came with product.

Fix most tankless problems yourself, same day, for $330.
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Hi Jurgie,
I'm Harvey, the Master Plumber,
Happy to render my assistance.

This is your problem!
When you are switching on the boiler it ignites for 8 to 10 seconds, then it cuts off and the lock out lamp comes on. Pressing the reset button or turning on the hot water tap has the same effect.

I need to get the make and model of your specific boiler to give you an accurate answer!
Waiting for your response.
Harvey, your Master Plumber.





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