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I need tips on installing a new burner plate and gasket on a Wonderfire 2610 gas heater

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  • hardexinc Nov 06, 2010

    Thanks. I'd love to know what caused the plate to warp and crack though!

  • Don Hamilton Feb 12, 2012

    Any idea where I can buy a new burner plate for my Wonderfire 2610 (LP) gas heater?

  • chris clarke Nov 02, 2012

    I need the buner plate can you help me to find one



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I have a Wonderfire gas stove and it's easy to replace the burner plate and gasket. Hardest thing is getting the bolts out. Use a vise grips and you won't strip them. I don't use any adhesive on the gasket just clean everything off and replace.

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  • Ss529 Sep 21, 2011

    I need to find new gas logs for my wonder fire 2610 with a matrix burner. Can you help me? Reply to



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I have a VC Wonderfire model 2610. The pilot flame is perfect blue on both sides... however, when I hit the switch for the main burner to come on...the pilot goes out... any ideas ???

You may have moved the safety sensor or pilot flame tip. The pilot light heats a wire. The wire is the safety sensor. The wire has to be clean and in the pilot flame near the flame tip.

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Am told that a cozymizer gas fire installed in conventional grate now requires additional ventilation. Only id marks on plate are "18N and input 9.6 kw. Can you advise?

I just happened to be looking at this site. I have just changed a Cozymiser for a Wonderfire (remote control). For fires over 7kw, you will need a vent in the room - which will cause a through draft. Our Cozymiser was 9.2 kw and without a vent, it was against regulations to use. These regulations came in after we acquired it in 1989! Our new 7kw fire is great and a vent is not needed.

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I have a wonder fire model 2610 and I need to replace the gas log set #500 2933 , please let me know where I need to go. Send reply to Thank you. Dennis schnell

Dennis the Wonder Fire Gas Logs & Fireplaces are pretty much exclusive to Australia. So dealers there can probably help you. I have provided links to two different dealers that you may contact,

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Our 40 Gallon Reliance 501 gas water heater stays lit for about 10 minutes and then goes out. Any idea what would cause this or how to fix it?

Many problems are solved by replacing thermocouple, but usually pilot will not light if thermocouple is bad. And some Reliance water heaters, the thermocouple is grouped with TCO and not generic part from hardware store.
If the combustion chamber is sealed with gasket, you might need spare gasket on hand before taking out the burner assembly to replace thermocouple.

Gas water heaters can malfunction for many reasons.
Service tech is best resource unless you have manual and can take time learning parts and how to replace.

Gas water heaters require periodic cleaning of combustion parts and tubes.

Other ez problems include:
Gas shut off valve not fully open and handle is not parallel with gas line, so gas is partially shut off
If water heater flooded, then replace heater.
Excess water vapor from bad venting rusted out the burner parts. Inspect burner for rust.
Not enough combustion air, for example the house was recently weather-tightened, or a louvered door replaced with solid door. Or air intake screen located on bottom of heater is clogged with lint or dust.
Very hot attic can cause pilot to go out.

Trace amounts of pool chemical, laundry chemical, process chemicals, wax, etc can cause damage to burner parts.
Low gas pressure can cause problem.
Air in the gas line.

Bad gas control valve.
If ECO was tripped, there should be no gas to pilot.
Gas control valve might have debris or water from gas line.

If FVIR event tripped FV sensor, that would explain problem, and you would need service technician.

If repairs cost more than $330, then buy and install new water heater yourself, same day.

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I need to remove the burner to check the safety device. How do I remove the burner?

You need the manual for your specific Rheem product, which shows periodic maintenance steps needed and will sometimes show diagrams.
Open following link, click on same-similar product, when page opens, click tab that says Specs/Docs, download Use and Care manual:

The instructions will probably suggest you call service technician do the work.
After all this is a gas appliance, and not really a first-time learning opportunity. One kaboom is a lot more expensive than watching what the service technician does so you can repeat it later.
If cost of parts and labor is higher than $330, then it might be cheaper to install new gas water heater that you buy from local box store.

As a general non-specific guideline for cleaning burner.
Some water heaters have a gasket-seal where pilot and burner tubes enter combustion chamber. You might need this gasket replacement on hand in case old one breaks.
Other combustion covers have tamper-resistant screws that signal a service technician should do the work.
1) Take photos of all parts and areas so you have a record of how it looked for easy reassembly and relighting.
2) Turn off gas to water heater. The gas valve handle should be perpendicular across the gas line to turn off. The gas valve handle is parallel with gas line when gas is ON.
3) Using wrench, loosen tubes that attach to bottom of gas valve control. Notice tightness of each when loosening. The thermocouple is finger tight plus 1/4 turn. The other fittings are snug to prevent gas leak. Note which fittings have sealant on the threads, and then use yellow teflon tape on those fittings when reassembling. Test gas lines for leaks using liquid detergent mixed with water. Soap bubbles indicate gas leak.
4) Lift burner out of combustion chamber.
5) Clean burner and combustion chamber with wire brush, and you can use mild detergent with a bit of water.
6) Use a burner brush to clean out burner tubes, and use air pressure to help remove particulate. Remember, obstruction as small as a cobweb inside the tube can cause the water heater not to operate.
7) Finish up using vacuum cleaner, reassemble parts, and light water heater using instructions printed on side of tank.
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Yellow gas . cleaned burner which is made by Worgas. Still yellow tipped

yellow flame is caused by low o2. so open air shutter or lower gas input. that said if flame is equal across burner.a normal gas pressure to the burner is 3.5 " w.c. there should be a test port on outlet side of valve. the name plate will tell you what the pressure should be.

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