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FVD interface failure is flashing. How do I reset the water heater?

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Is it flashing 2-3? Try this: You can reset the control by unplugging the blower during start up, leave unplugged for at least 5 seconds, plug back in and within 30 seconds cycle temp control from hot to low 6 times.

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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    joel838 Jul 10, 2012

    I can't believe that worked! Thank you!

  • kolbymaddie
    kolbymaddie Jul 21, 2012

    Thanks Tom! This fixed my problem last year and it has been fine until now. At this point, it seems like I have to reset it after every shower! What do you think is going on? Thank you so much for your help!

  • Harold kim Sep 06, 2012

    Totally worked! Thanks

  • Harold kim Sep 06, 2012

    This totally worked!

  • thatbeerguy
    thatbeerguy Dec 23, 2012

    This worked on our Rheem. Thank you! Hot water for the holiday's!

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    Don Pyka May 07, 2014

    It worked on our Richmond! THANK YOU!

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    Diane Meers Aug 05, 2014

    Diane Meers It worked on my GE Smartvent! Awsome. Thanx lots. :)

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Call Rheem
1-800-432-8373

TRD is flammable vapor system. Typically there is a glass bulb or fuse located in the combustion chamber.
See example image:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/FV-TRD-glass-fuse-300.jpg

Remove the burner and look for the evidence of broken glass bulb that holds the air intake open.
Air intake is located bottom of combustion chamber, and bulb breaks causing metal plate to snap upwards and close off air supply to combustion chamber.
Rheem will have exact part number and possible instructions. Other people have wedged the air intake open to get system working again, but I do not know if that will work with your model water heater with electronic control. Working around the FV system exposes home and people to flammable vapor ignition and explosion when water heater is exposed to flammable vapors.
Example manual with illustrations.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Test-if-thermal-release-device-needs-replacement.pdf

Clean burner and pilot orifice and combustion chamber while burner parts are removed. Also clean air intake.
When burner is removed for cleaning, the access door gasket might need to be replaced.
Your product manual and/or Rheem will have that part number.

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Call Rheem
1-800-432-8373

TRD is flammable vapor system. Typically there is a glass bulb or fuse located in the combustion chamber.
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