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Rinnai Convector 417, has been flashing the filter light alot lately. I have got my vaccumm cleaner and and a rag and cleaned in the front heat outlet, and the back filter areas and it still makes no difference. But then last night the thing smells like it is blowing Gas out the heat outlet.. Its still warm but stinks. Why could the filter light still be on and now it smell of gas, I have 2 young kids that cant be good for them!

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Bit concerned on giving advice on this one other than take it to GOOD servicemen and get it checked out properly. Cleaninbg the filters is Ok, the large one slides out to the top, the smaller one unclips, push in the two tags (closest to the centre of the heater) and it sort of hinges off from the other side of the filter. Give these a good clean. It might just smell because you have disturbed smaller dust particles that are being burnt. Mums know best, if you are worried, get it looked at and don't use it!

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