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Burner at gas intake is rusted out causing flames

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You will need to get new burners. What causes this is improper water flow creating condensation on the heat exchanger. Condensation is highley asidic and when it drips on the burners it rotts them out fast. To cure this you will need to open the water header on the side of the heater. Inside is the by-pass and thermal control for the water. Replace both of these while you have it open, if one is bad the other can't be far behind.

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I just had my furnace cleaned it is a gas rheem. The service guy said it was overheated because of a#3 tube he said the furnace heat exchange is black. What can be do regarding this


I presume you're talking about a gas furnace, even tho the title says Rheem gas water heater. Either way, it works the same for both.

Any black coloring on the heat exchanger is *not* from overheating. Black is from a sooty flame caused by a mis-adjusted burner. (In fact, a sooty flame is less hot). There is an adjustable "air intake plate" for air to enter the burner where the gas enters the burner. A proper flame is made by adjusting this air opening so the proper gas/air mixture feeds into the burner. If the air vent is closed too much it produces a sooty flame.
The age of the furnace is the most important aspect, and that helpful to determine a likely condition of the heat exchanger and burners. Other than a badly adjusted flame, the main thing to watch for is a badly rusted out heat exchanger. But black does not mean rust.

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Clean combustion parts, clean air intake, get more air to water heater and see if problem continues.
Look at color of burner flame and pilot flame: if flame has yellow-and-orange instead of clear blue flame, then combustion parts need cleaning.

Pilot and burner problems can be caused by bad thermocouple, thermocouple not sitting in flame, weak pilot flame due to dirty tube or low gas pressure, air in gas line, no draft up vent, backdraft coming down vent, dirty combustion parts, clogged air intake, insufficient air, insufficient air quality, hot attic, bad gas control valve, etc.

Open following link for pdf resources, and illustrations for cleaning combustion parts, and some service manuals:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

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The low burner flame can be caused by several problems: Low gas pressure, dirty burners, clogged air intake valve on the burner(s), Gas Line Shut Off Valve not all the way open.

Without knowing who the manufacture and model number of your heater is, it's difficult to tell you how to resolve the problem. If you can furnish that information, I may be able to help you resolve the problem(s).

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Burner lights. Flame pulls away from burner and sensor. Unit shuts off


The first thing I would do is check burners to make sure they are clean. Often if rust particles or carbonsoot come loose from inside of the heat exchanger they can partially clog burner opening which causes increase in gas pressure to fewer ports.This can make the flame roll out of burner compartment shutting off flame rollout switch.With burners off turn thermostat down so that furnace won't come on and inspect burners. If they are dirty you can use shop vac with crevice tool to clean most of them. If needed the burners can be removed for cleaning. Usually all you have to do is raise up on the back end of burner and slide it backwards to clear air shutter and burner orifices and then remove. Clean one at a time and put them back in the same position they were in.When they are all back in furnace reset flame rollout and check furnace.
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While grilling we had a flare up that quickly turned into thick black smoke rolling from our gas grill. we shut off the grill and got the flames out. what could have caused this? is it safe to try and...


If you have a grill that is several years old, some of your burners may be rusted and deteriorating, causing these large, out-of-control flames. It's definitely not safe to us in this condition. Remove the cooking grids and all parts above the burners and examine each burner with a flash light. It's also possible the seams have split which may be harder to tell that it's defective. If you can remove each individual burner to inspect it, do it and and make sure there are no restrictions inside the burner, like bug nests, debris, etc that could clog it and force gas out the venturi tube at the orifice. If you had moved or transported the grill recently before using it this last time, it may have jostled something loose or caused the rusted burners to fall apart so quickly. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more assistance. Douglas

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You may have a rusted, clogged or damaged burner or venturi tube. With a flashlight, check for spider webs, wasp nests or dirt (mud) dauber nests in the opening of the venturi tube where it connects at each gas valve orifice. Clean it out manually or blow it out with air compressor. Make sure the air adjustment opening (on the end of the burner's venturi tube) has not been changed. If it's closed too much, it will be difficult to light and cause lazy yellow flames. If it's not clogged, the burner may just be old and rusted and the burner holes are not allowing very much gas through anymore. It's also possible the burner has rusted so bad, the burner holes have been enlarged, it is falling apart or has cracks along the burner seams. If so, replace the burner(s) immediately. It is unsafe to use. Your local propane co can usually order the parts you need and some will even do the work, if you are uncomfortable doing it yourself. Bring with you the Make, Model and Serial number of the grill, so they can order the correct parts for your specific grill. Also specify whether it's natural gas2_bing.gif or propane.
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I have a charbroil, advantage series grill. It isn't lighting.


How rusted are the burners? It is possible there is rusted metal blocking the gas ports. I don't have enough information from you regarding the problem...do you hear the gas flowing when you turn the burner open and the gas bottle is open?

Go to your user's manual, there should be an illustrated parts list. From there you can order new burners...you can also do this at Char-Broil's website.

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