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Pvs50-36fv just looking to find the manual on-line and to see the problem codes in a print-out. We have a similar problem to: By acmesser on Oct 04, 2010 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?? MY WATER HEATER: Model - Rheem PVS50 36FV Ser# - 0906505102 Item # - 970103205 Alt - 0-5000(0-1524m) The heater is 3 years old - I first cleaned the inside and gently brushed the heat sensor (thermal couple?) with green soft spongy sanding pad. It started working for short periods but constantly went out. It restarted with electrical cord-plug removed and reinstalled. I then replaced the entire heat sensor unit and cleaned the gas chamber again and it worked for about 6 months. I frequently checked the vent pipe and found no obstructions. It is now back to stopping every 1-2 days and the code light does not change from constant green blinking. Any new ideas for this?

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SOURCE: Rheem Power Vent PVS50-36FV..Constantly goes to

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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