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Basement was flooded when washer inlet hose burst. Approx 6 in of water in the area where the water heater stands. Complaint of no hot water, no pilot flame. Attempt to light pilot successful but pilot will not stay lit. Heater has a combustion shutoff system that possibly tripped when the burner was covered with water. How is that reset? A defective thermocouple could also be the culprit. How do you check the thermocouple? Model nbr GG30T6A

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Certain Rheem water gas water heater models feature electronic controls with a flammable vapor sensor installed on the bottom portion of the water heater unit. This sensor is designed to shut off your water heater system to prevent fires in case flammable vapors are present within the area. If your flammable vapor sensor caused your water heater to shut down, check the area immediately for leaking gas or other flammable products. Common household chemicals such as bleach can also trip the safety system as well as unsuccessful burner ignition attempts.


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  1. Step 1 Turn the water heater's blower switch off and disconnect the power cord for the water heater (refer to your particular model's operation guide for the exact location of the blower switch). Disconnect the Molex connector attached to the bottom of the control pad (the left most connector with five pins).
  2. Step 2 Turn on your multi-meter and set it to read resistance or "ohms". Connect one of the multi-meter's probes to the number two pin and the other probe to the number three pin of the Molex connector (middle black wires). If the reading on your multi-meter reads below 9k or above 45k ohms, the flammable vapor sensor is faulty and in need of replacement; you cannot reset the system until this issue is resolved.
  3. Step 3 Reconnect the Molex connector to the bottom of the control pad, reconnect the water heater's power if and turn the blower switch to the "ON" position. Press both the left and right buttons on the control pad at the same time. Wait for the green light on the control pad to blink and press the following buttons in sequence: Left, Right, Left, Left, Right, Left, Right, Right (you will need to perform these actions within 30 seconds of reconnecting the power cord to the water heater in order to be successful

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Government safety!!! here is how it works, water heater wont stay lit idiot washing parts with gas near water heater wont blow up. its like gun laws protect everyone from idiots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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You should have been here at fixya for the guy yelling about his water heater not working after he painted the basement floor.
That dang government-mandated FVIR tripped and it saved a flashover.
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