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Have a richmond water heater model 6g50 pv-42f flashing a service code for the fvd interface failure. checked out room for vapors all o.k. need to know how to reset the controll modual. found out that my kid was spray painting model cars in the basement.

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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.

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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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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.

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