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My AE115 has finally became a total pain. My water started getting cold in the shower a few months ago and I found that one of the two heating containers was tripped. Now, I have to go reset it every time I need hot water. The second container does not trip, but I also do not believe it works and has some corrosion off the side. I just went in a bit ago to trip them to do laundry and the one that normally trips was hot and did not need tripping and the other was cold. I looked to see if I could buy the heating containers, but did not see them. Is this fixable or must I replace? I purchased in 2005 and the electrician who installed it moved to the other side of the country. Im in SWfla and he has gone to Cali.

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SOURCE: reset keeps triping

http://www.boschhotwater.com/HelpfulResources/TechnicalSupport/BoschAquaStarModels/250SXTechSupport/Troubleshoot/tabid/563/Default.aspx
click on this link and it has the troubleshooting in strucktions for the unit . hopt that it helps you out.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: BOSCH AQUASTAR 2400ES NATURAL GAS TANKLESS HOT WATER HEATER

Q. FA - Gas leakage error, gas valve circuit not closing properly
A.

  1. Disconnect power supply cord and check wire connections on gas valve and the two connectors on the control board.
  2. Flow water out of a hot water tap above the minimum activation point of .8GPM. Measure voltage at the gas valve wire connector. The connector should measure 24VDC between the left pair of wires and 24VDC between the right pair of wires when the unit is operating. If voltage is not correct, contact Bosch Water Heating for further instruction.
  3. Gas valve may be defective, contact Bosch Water Heating for further instruction.
Q. EA - No flame ionization detected with water flow
A.
  1. Verify that all manual gas shut off valves are open.
  2. Verify gas type (See Fig. 2 in installation manual) corresponds with the type of gas supplied to the heater.
  3. Reset error code and open a water tap to cycle the heater in an effort to purge air from gas line (especially on new installations). Cycling hot water tap on and off multiple times may be necessary. If heater still faults with EA error code, have a licensed gas technician properly purge air out of the gas line leading to the water heater.
  4. Verify the three yellow wire connections to the set of electrodes (underside of the burner assembly) are secure.
  5. Verify gas pressure meets specifications outlined in chapter 3.8. See Bulletin TWH-G2-03.
  6. Verify venting meets specifications outlined in chapter 3.6 of the installation manual. Improper venting may cause premature failure of the flame sensor rod.
  7. Observe inside the viewing window of the heat exchanger when a hot water tap is opened. Sparking should be followed by a steady blue flame. If not, Call Bosch Water Heating with observations. Readings from above gas pressure test will be required.
Q. C1 - Fan rotation too low on startup
A.
  1. Disconnect power supply cord. Check wire connections on back side of fan and the two large wire connectors on the control unit. Removal of lower access panel on control unit is necessary to access connectors.
  2. Verify that supply voltage is 120VAC and is properly grounded.
  3. Verify that venting meets specifications outlined in chapter 3.6 of the installation manual. Long vent lengths, venting with more than three elbows, blocked vent or combination venting may cause this failure. Verify backdraft flapper inside flue gas collector is not stuck shut.
  4. Check gas pressure. See Bulletin TWH-G2-03. Low gas pressure may cause the fan to change its speed to meet desired temperature.
  5. Possible defective control unit. Call Bosch Water Heating for further instructions.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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on the front of the water heater down at the bottom there is a thermostat (usualy a blue knob) turning it clockwise will increase the tempature of your water
(good Luck)

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

SOURCE: powerstar 115 tankless tripping reset

I don't have specific suggestion for tankless tripping breaker or if that is a circuit breaker problem or a tankless problem.

1) Move wires to another same-size breaker and see if problem persists.

2) Compare amp draw on tankless label with wire size and breaker size amp rating.
For example 30 amp breaker using 10ga wire is rated for 80% of listed amps or 24 amps.

3) If you are drawing full 30 amps, then 30 amp breaker is getting hot. Breaker trips with heat. Older breakers can trip more easily.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

4) Before calling service technician, open following link for Bosch troubleshooting steps.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

5) Be sure to read manual for yearly maintenance requirements.

6) Add a tempering tank for incoming cold water problem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html

7) All gas tankless brands can be repaired by homeowner for $330.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

SOURCE: I have a powerstar ae115

You've done the required first-step troubleshooting and maintenance.
If thermal cutout keeps tripping, and unit is actually reaching 185, then something is wrong with wiring, temperature sensor, gas valve, or PC board. Or combination of factors.
Call service technician, and open following link for some Bosch tankless resources including Bosch contact information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

Posted on Jun 29, 2011

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