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Gas Water heater will not light

My Renai infinity 26 gas water heater will not egnite an when it attemps to the touch pad that indicates the water temperature flashes the No 12

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Hi replace the glow plug/ itn power the gas.

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Can't get hot water heater to work - Rinnai Infinity 18


If you can get to the gas valve make sure it is in the on position and not in pilot or off. Does it sound like
a spark ignition system? Even though you say the gas valve is on, by code thered should be a gas shutoff valve located within site of the unit. Follow the
gas pipe until you find such a valve and make sure its on

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Rinnai heater flashes code 12


Bailey,

Next time you try your stove watch the flame. If the flame goes away and then the error code comes on, you have something wrong with the over temp circuit, gas or gas valve, If the code comes on and then the flame goes away you have a flame sensor problem.

Good luck,

Tom Hawkins
hawkins111@gci.net

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Rinnai 2001 Gas Heater - turn off


If, like me you have a Rinnai **** heater, with a PCB Assembly, then thats what the problem is. Look at around $500+ installation. These PCB's are not repairable. For $500, I am going to trash this heater and get something from a company that does not want to screw me after I have trusted them to live up to their "REPUTATION". Do not support companies that do not support their customers!

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the little copper tube that sits in the pilot flame is faulty. this is called a flame sensor. replace this and you should have no problems

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Code 12 on my water heater


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