Question about Heating & Cooling
I have a Rinnai gas heater at my home that I am having problems with. When you first light it, it runs fine for 2 or 3 minutes but then goes out. Sometimes i can get it started again and it does the same thing, but sometimes there is no chance of getting it started. There is plenty of gas available, the only problem is that it won't stay lit for over 5 minutes.
It needs a service. The jets carbon up and when they heat up they stop the gas getting through. If you take it to a Gas Shop they will charge you around 90-00 to service it and all they will do is blow it out with compressed air. If you can get hold of an Air Compressor with an Air Blower on the end you can blow it out yourself. Remove the Gas Hose from the back and place the Air Blower into the hole where the gas goes through and hold down the ignitor switch to open up the jets. Give it a good blow out. Once you have done that give the candles a blow as they eget dirty also. You will see a white dust more than likely come out of them. If you want to give it a good clean out remove the cowling and clean (blow out) the inside of the Heater. The cowling from memory has only about 6 or 8 screws holding it on. That should take the top and sides off. I can't remember if you can remove the lower vent on that model - if so it will only be either 2 or 4 screws. Hope this Helps.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
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