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I have Model# 6G40PV-40F.When i went for vacation I turned to Vacation.Now I'm back and try to start water heater it start and heat the water then quit sending light code 4-2.I can only restart again by resetting unit then all happened again.

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Do you have the model number? There is usually a temperature control knob on the heater that you turn to VAC, that just keeps it lit. Usually, setting it to 120°F is adequate.

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You can do some of this yourself.
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