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Rheem 21VP50-1. On hot water for 3 days. Shut of and turned on power...no ignition, no blower, no clicking.

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Unplug the power supply for 10 minutes and plug it back in. If the standard start up does not occur, you have bad control valve or the Flammable Vapor Censer has trip the unit. In either case you need to contact Rheem for repair parts or a new heater.

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So either the gas is entering combustion chamber and not lighting because igniter is positioned incorrectly -or- no gas is entering combustion chamber because air in gas line or bad gas control valve thermostat or gas line is clogged.
When you 'restart' the water heater, somehow you are getting gas to the burner and it is igniting.
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