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I replaced my hoses due to a leak and filled up the tank but when i switch on the breaker the top of the tank where the electrical wires go in started to smoke . The water got under the cover.


Dear Shata,
Understand that water & electricity together are so very bad that the two of them together can kill you.
Now, it sounds like you have water into the jacket of the hot water heater.
Although this is not "fatal", getting the water out and getting the heater insulation to dry out may be nearly impossible.
If you, for example, just left it sit all alone, it may never dry out, as the wet insulation needs plenty of air to dry, and the outer metal jacket will prevent any air getting to the wet insulation.
(If you had no monies, and were terribly creative, I suppose cutting a 2 or 3 inch diameter hole in the outer metal jacket and attaching a "hair blow dryer" to the hole you have made, and turning it on high might blow enough air into the chamber between the outer and the inner walls to dry out the insulation, but it could take a week. Obviously, the connection would need to be air tight, and you would need to remove the plate on the top for the wet air to go somewhere.
The last repair I suggested is NOT an accepted fix, it is just an idea.)
God bless your efforts.

Oct 28, 2016 | Water Water Heaters

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Moved into a house with an existing Rinnai system. We have controllers in the kitchen and bathrooms. My understanding was that you can change the temp by hitting the priority button then up or down as long...


You need a product manual for your tankless computer that heats water.
Look on side of unit for label.
Then google that brand and model and add .pdf to search parameter to find possible resources.
Or try Rinnai website for a dose of promotion about how great their product is.
If unit is a few years old (age of unit accessed with serial number), there might be no manuals posted online since manufacturers often drop manuals from website after a few years, assuming most their products no longer function correctly and thus avoid available knowledge for customer to talk specifics... instead telling customer to call service tech who of course does not have manual either because he is a tech and needs one, but got hired last week to his new esteemed position and gets paid by service call not by successful repair except bonuses for recommending replacement unit.

Read the manual. Especially required maintenance, such as deliming yearly and cleaning water filter.
Note resources for maintaining tankless appear on following link except for different brand tankless computer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html#de-lime

Also scroll down page to read explanation of high temperature limit for tankless before causing irreversible problem with your computer requiring skilled technician.
Also scroll up on page to read about no error code, since cooler than normal temperatures from tankless computer can be result of common plumbing problems like defective single-handle faucet cartridge. Or power surge, since tankless are not protected from ordinary surge event like power restored after outage.

If your tankless computer is older than 5 years, then assume it will not work better than your 5-year old cell phone or 5-year old laptop, or behave better than 5 year old child. So don't assume you are doing something wrong... just assume it doesn't work despite glossy advertising brochures from tankless manufacturers claiming 20 year lifespan for tankless computers.

Install tank type heater yourself, same day and avoid computer water heaters: Ordinary plumber can fix these units easy.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Aug 22, 2013 | Rinnai Water Heaters

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AO Smith Heater/Vacation Mode


Most recent power shot has intellivent gas control valve:
Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
Generally you can wake up the control by holding down both temperature adjustment buttons for 1 second then release.
Otherwise, add a comment and give more information, if this is new heater or old heater that stopped working, and what error code if any you are experiencing.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
Post question with more detail on pro water heater formula.
More information is needed... and fixya truncates free questions so not sure I am seeing whole problem

May 14, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Damper stuck


Unknown if this is new installation or older installation that stopped working, so we're guessing
Damper is sold separately. Refer to part numbers in product manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-flue-damper-manual.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/Review-Whirlpool-Flue-damper-gas-Water-Heater.html
Call whirlpool Warranty and Service department 1-877-817-6750/ 12 years parts coverage for single-family residential installation when installed by code and information shown in product manual, and maintained as showing in product manual.
Clean air intake located on bottom of unit as shown page 24-25 product manual... the problem might be not enough incoming air supply.
Review manual for correct venting.
Check outlet for 80% rated voltage and for correct polarity, and for ground continuity with manifold tube located under gas control valve.
Troubleshoot by type of gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
Call local service technician. Call installer.

May 06, 2013 | Water Heaters

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The receiver box on my central heating boiler got wet and the boier has gone off,how do i get it working again


Yes make sure that new controls wireing config. is comatable with old one ,same number of tie points some may have more but still work ,universal controller.

Feb 24, 2013 | Honeywell AQ2504B2 Aquatrol Boiler Control...

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I can not light the pilot on my reliance sta-kleen 502 (30 gallon) waterheater. please help


Reliance is Rheem
Replace thermocouple is best start point.
Example Whirlpool manual shows general replacement steps on page 22:
Buy thermocouple at hardware or home center. measure length before going to store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-6510397.pdf

Utube videos show how to replace thermocouple

Many things can affect pilot:
Low gas pressure, Water or air or debris in the gas control valve, High-heat event causing ECO to trip requiring new gas control valve, burner and tubes needing clean-out, FV sensor tripped, loose or bad thermocouple.
Manual above shows general steps for doing some of these things, but service technician is probably best choice if thermocouple does not fix problem.

Gas water heaters require periodic maintenance.
If repairs cost more than $330, then buy new gas water heater and install yourself.
Use the old one for a solar collector.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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May 22, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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My reliance sta-kleen 502 gas water heaters' pilot will not lihgt. can some one give me an idea what to do.


Reliance is Rheem
Replace thermocouple is best start point.
Example Whirlpool manual shows general replacement steps on page 22:
Buy thermocouple at hardware or home center. measure length before going to store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-6510397.pdf

Utube videos show how to replace thermocouple

Many things can affect pilot:
Low gas pressure, Water or air or debris in the gas control valve, High-heat event causing ECO to trip requiring new gas control valve, burner and tubes needing clean-out, FV sensor tripped, loose or bad thermocouple.
Manual above shows general steps for doing some of these things, but service technician is probably best choice if thermocouple does not fix problem.

Gas water heaters require periodic maintenance.
If repairs cost more than $330, then buy new gas water heater and install yourself.
Use the old one for a solar collector.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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May 22, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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When desired temp. is reached the water heater pilot goes off. I have replaced thermo-couple, it makes no difference. when water cools down, pilot must be re -lit manually. when it reaches desired...


Pilot will turn off if thermocouple is not seated fully in the flame, or if thermocouple is bad.
When replacing thermocouple, there are good videos on Utube.
Finger tighten new thermocouple then add 1/4 turn, so the insulator is not crushed.
Make sure new thermocouple is seated fully in pilot flame.

You might also need to clean out burner tubes:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#clean

Read manual for troubleshoot checklist, and recommended maintenance and advisories.
Cleaning the burner parts and combustion chamber should be done periodically.

I know it sounds old-hat to say read manual, except each model is slightly different with different recommendations.
Generic 22V40 manual on following link:
http://bostonheatingsupply.com/Rheem%20Res%20Gas%20Fury%20Water%20Heater.pdf
Page 23 has a few DIY steps that include replacing gas control thermostat.
New gas control can cost $60 - $120.
Also air in the gas line, low gas pressure, gas shut-off not fully open, pilot orifice clogged.
Problem may be combination of several factors, requiring clean out and replacement of parts.

If repairs cost more than $330, then buy and install new gas water heater from local box store:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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May 19, 2011 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

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I pipe (sump pump connection) near the hot water heater was leaking and the botton portion of the 'hot water heater' got wet, now the 'hot water heater' will not turn on. Should i assume the 'heater' is...


1) Electric heater, do not touch electric heater that is wet or has been wet unless power is 100% off.
2) Gas heater: Same applies to gas heater if controls are electronic, or if electric is grounded to hot water pipe.

3) Manufactures suggest replacing water heater that has been flooded.
Warranty is voided.
Set next heater higher.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

4) Electric: You can replace thermostats and elements, but if insulation is wet, the unit could short and be continual electrocution danger >>> and you can't operate electric heater with covers removed because cool air will keep thermostats from reading correct temperature.
5) Gas: You can clean out combustion chamber and replace gas valve and burner assembly, but new heater from local hardware or box store will save time and possibly money.

6) Use old heater as tempering tank if incoming water is cold:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html
Or use old tank as solar collector:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-make-a-solar-water-heater.html

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