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Rinnai tankless water heater keeps beeping and showing LC

RINNAI TANKLESS WATER HEATER KEEPS BEEPING AND FLASHING LC WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Thanks

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  • overheaddoor Mar 01, 2009

    My Rinnai is only 375 days old when it started beeping and it wont quit.I still get hot water,I just shut it off when I'm done running hot water.The sales man said there is a filter on the bottom somewhere but I cannot locate it.

  • overheaddoor May 11, 2010

    how do I flush it?

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    rinnai vent free heater is flashing code 14

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Time to flush it. LC indicates lime scale build-up.

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