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Rheem Power Vent PVS50-36FV..Constantly goes to lock out..Unplug it turn it off . wait and turn on but sometimes in a day or a week again goes out .\r\nWhat to do??

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Call the manufacturer phone # that is printed on the water heater. You probably have the model that requires a retrofit burner with reset button to be installed to fix this issue. You will also have to clean out the bottom screen filter below the burner when you change it out. They will need the model # & serial # to check if yours needs this. Douglas

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However AO Smith has posted relevant service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

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You need to unlock disply by holding down the up and down buttons until the lock flashes then goes away.

Once inlocked you can press mode button to resume normal operation.

Here is a link for your HW heater.Note pgs 22 to 24.

http://globalimageserver.com/fetchDocument.aspx?id=a92c7d0e-8a95-48ba-8810-cd714f33d47a

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I have a rheem power vent 21vp75e-1 it ignites the burner for couple of seconds and shuts off and retry to ignite into a lock out I wire jump the vacuum switch and it works properly than i replace the...


Before calling service technician, read manual for troubleshooting and yearly maintenance requirements.
Open following links to identify same-similar product and download manual.
Once you have product showing on page, click 'specs-docs' tab to see use-and-care manual.
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=C24E3F52-A6A4-4BC7-AF5B-0DF23A7A0263
http://www.rheem.com/Products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters
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I found one link that talks about FV lockout that may or may not pertain to your issue:
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