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Hotpoint Shield Sensor System Water Heater.Model WG40TO1AVFOO. How do I reset the Smart Shield Air Shut Off Panel? Thank You Gary J. Bequette

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Pushing the pin you see back down opens the safety baffle and turns your smartshield heater into any old heater (that is, no smartshield). If you want, find a way to hold that pin down (remember it gets hot in there), put it all back together, and get on with your life.

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GE(made by Rheem) has this to say about Smart Shield system:
"The SmartShield Sensor System completely seals the combustion chamber in a flammable vapor event, eliminating the hazards caused by a spill of flammable material, such as gasoline."
If something triggered the Flammable Vapor Ignition Retardant device and broke the glass vial that is a part of Rheem's system, you'll need a new heater because the old one will never light again.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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    GE(made by Rheem) has this to say about Smart Shield system:

    "The SmartShield Sensor System completely seals the combustion chamber in a flammable vapor event, eliminating the hazards caused by a spill of flammable material, such as gasoline."

    If something triggered the Flammable Vapor Ignition Retardant device and broke the glass vial that is a part of Rheem's system, you'll need a new heater because the old one will never light again.

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I have the same problem today. The pilot light on my GE (by Rheem) model SG50T12AVH00 (3 yrs old) would not stay lit. Called the service number on the tank and was told to remove the burner cover and look to see if a raised pin is visible. It was. Was told that this means the safety system was triggered and the tank needs to be replaced. They authorized a replacement tank- told me to bring it back to Home Depot and they would give me another one. I'm in he process of draining and disconnecting it now. We'll see what happens....

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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I have a 20 year old Ruud gas water heater with a power vent. The model is PVP 40-1. Sometimes it will not heat water. The power vent is running but the burner is not. If I turn off the power switch and...


Hi Rick,

First of all, no one has a 20 year old water heater! What have you been feeding it? Distilled water ???.

While a smart a$& might suggest a new water heater (hey, at that age, it's gotta be on it's last legs and if you don't have an insulating blanket, standby costs are probably very high), but I'm not an S.A.

Power ventilators generally have a pressure sensor somewhere on the air side that tells the system the vent fan is operating, before turning on the ignitor (do you have a standing pilot?) or the main gas valve. The air sensor may look like a bellows with a tube attached.

I'm puzzled that power reset puts things right... What gas switch are you referring to? Do you mean main gas valve?

If the issue is not the vent sensor I mentioned, may be time for the big kids or a new unit. Oooops, I'm not an SA. ??

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Dec 07, 2014 | Water Water Heaters

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How do i replace the heater core 1997 isuzu hombre


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Remove or Disconnect
1. Fasteners that retain heat shield to heater box assembly.
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Tighten
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1.Engine coolant. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System in Engine Cooling.
2.Heater hoses. Refer to Heater Hoses.
3.Instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
4.Air inlet assembly. Refer to Air Inlet Assembly Replacement.
5.Vacuum lines.
Important
-Clearly label vacuum line connections.
6.Heater assembly studs inside engine bay.
7.Blower motor resistor. Refer to Blower Motor Resistor.
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Sep 06, 2014 | 1997 Isuzu Hombre

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Ge smart water heater model SE80T1ZTAH


Try this:
1. Turn off the power to the water heater.
2. Press the reset button.
3. Replace the insulation and jacket access panel(s) before turning on the power to the water heater.

Please let us know if this works!

Nov 04, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Water heater heats water and then cuts off. I replaced the lower element with a guaranteed for life element. It still heats up and cuts off. There is a control box on top that allows for an easy reset. ...


1) Bad thermostat or thermistor depending on model.
Whirlpool/Craftmaster/American energy smart has control box on top, and you can order parts from Whirlpool.

2) Copy following links to help identify product.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html

3) Add a comment with more detailed information:
You have electric water heater.
Unknown brand, possibly energy-smart.
Unknown control box.
Cut off? Do you mean 'reset' is tripped?

4) Whirlpool energy smart requires 10 gauge wire and 30 amp breaker.
Control panel may not function with undersized electric supply.
Control panel has blinking-light errors ... if no error code then maybe the control box is bad.

Jan 18, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Water heat will not stay lite. will light but goes out when you turn the knob from pilot to on


Water heater brand, model number, type, location and approximate age are not known.
It is possible that water heater has tripped the FVIR system.
Water heaters manufactured last several years will shut down if exposed to flammable vapors, or high heat inside combustion chamber caused by inadequate air supply or clogged air intake, or bad venting.
Solutions range from replacing water heater, to cleaning air intake, to replacing-resetting TCO, replacing TRD glass vial, replacing gas control valve, installing louvers so more air gets to water heater, removing water heater from dusty environment, etc.
Other cause can be bad gas control valve, and possibly bad TCO, or tripped ECO requiring reset or replacement of gas control depending on specific brand and model number.
Review you product manual, look for identifying information on label on side of water heater.
Copy following links for basic troubleshooting:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

Jul 13, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Water in basement in flood that covered the lower element. When power was turned back on, the green light on the top of the heater was blinking twice. When I hit the reset button, it is now blinking...


Yes sensor should be replaced along with lower element.

1) Manufacturer's say that flooded water heater should be replaced: Call homeowner's insurance company.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Flooded-water-heater.html

2) Brand of water heater is not known, but it could be the American or Craftmaster or Whirlpool energy-smart electric with control box.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html

3) With energy-smart:
1 flash is start-up failure, and 3 flashes is sensor failure.
The moisture probably shorted element and/or lower sensor.

4) The moisture inside tank will take long time to dry out, especially since the foam insulation is wrapped tight. To dry out element and sensor, you have to remove cover and insulation over element, but if you leave insulation off and run water heater, then the sensor is exposed to cool outside air and will not read temperature inside tank.
Plus a wet water heater is electric shock hazard.

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Sep 13, 2011 | Water Heaters

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How do I drain water heater to replace heating element? Does this unit come with a reset button?


Hi, W/D here.

You can test your stats with a volt meter, and you can test the elements by testing for continuity.

All water heaters come with a drain valve that resembles an outside faucet. To drain, shut off the power source (trip the breaker). There is a reset button located behind the plastic thermostat shield. The shield is behind the sheetmetal cover, and there is a hole in the upper part of the white plastic shield. Inside the hole is a red button, and this is the reset. Shut the cold water inlet valve, located on one of the copper lines at the top of the water heater. Connect a garden hose to the drain valve and tighten it securely. Route the other end outside. Try to avoid having any loops or high spots in the hose. Open the drain and water will flow briefly, until a slight vacuum is formed in the tank. You'll need to break the vacuum by establishing an air bleed. This can be done by opening a hot water tap close to the water heater in the bathroom or kitchen, or you can lift the lever on the pressure relief valve. Whichever method you use, you should be able to hear air being drawn back into the tank.
When the tank is empty, replace the heating element, refill the tank, bleed the air off of the tank at the sink and power it back up.
Best regards, --W/D--

Mar 05, 2011 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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Whirlpool 40 gallon energy smart elecrtic water heater. The control board binks once, by the panel means system start up failure,but we still have hot water,but every time we use the hot water it starts...


The evidence points to a control malfunction.
Call Whirlpool for assistance: 1-877-817-6750
You will need your model number and serial number located on label on side of tank.
Serial number is required because models change as the technology evolves.

Open following link to read product details about the Energy Smart, and download typical manual.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html

Note: Energy Smart water heater requires 10 gauge wire and 30 amp breaker.

Typical energy smart manual shows: 1 flash is start-up error, which indicates 'Power ON with no water in tank.'
This is not possible because at least the upper element would burn out, if not both elements.
If upper element burns out, this water heater will not make any hot water, since it is wired for ordinary non-simultaneous operation.
There cannot be air inside the tank since your hot water faucet is not spewing air.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

Also be aware that model numbers change.
Read following account of fellow who replaced control board on his 4-year-old energy smart, and how he discovered wires are reversed on newer control boards. Be sure to ask Whirlpool about this possibility, in the event they say control board is faulty and send you new board:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t8263226-our_water_heater_doing

Feb 27, 2011 | Water Heaters

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2 green flashes. hot water is blazing hot set at 120 degrees.have the energy smart unit model#ee2h50rd045v . what is wrong?


2 green flashes is 'High Water Temp.'
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html

Typical energy smart manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-energy-smart-electric-manual.pdf

3 flashes is Temperature Sensor failure.
4 flashes is Upper element
5 flashes is Lower element

Troubleshoot section says:
1) Make sure access doors and insulation are installed.
2) Check elements for resistance of 5-25 ohms (if element has a short in center of element, it might not trip breaker)
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
3) replace element and reset control system.
Buy ordinary 4500 Watt element from hardware store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

4) I also suspect the self-diagnostic control box.
Manual says: Repair parts may be ordered through your plumber,
local distributor, home improvement center, or by calling
1-877-817-6750.
You need serial number, product number and model number from label on side of tank.

Jan 11, 2011 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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Water was much hotter this morning, actually steaming when faucet turned to max. I checked thermostat & reset button, seemed to be normal. I shut off power and pushed reset button, waiting for it to...


I would try it again and if water temp is still to high then I would adjust thermostat down to say 120 degrees and see what that does.If problem continues I would replace thermostat. Thank you

Dec 20, 2010 | Reliance & 50gal Electric Water Heater

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