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Rinnai convector 516/ 25A Gas heater (natural gas) ignition clicks over occasionally lights and runs a few minutes then cuts out Mostly doesn't even ignite before cutting out I opened unit to have a look if maybe it's dust clogged but way too complex so closed it up again. anything simple to do myself or .... what kind of tradesperson repairs these? Electrician? Plumber? Appliance repairs?

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You have a dirty pilot assembly and maybe even a bad ECO switch (safety switch). I would suggest replacing the ECO and removing the pilot assembly and clean it out.

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12 is a fault code, look in the book if you have if, i think 12 is no or low gas pressure, cheers

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SOURCE: manual for rinnai convector 516 thankyou

The manual would be
http://www.rinnaisales.co.nz/tradesmart/rinnai2/pdfs/installations/152.pdf


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