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Rheem power vent series 42VP50fw

Turn off vacation mode

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There could be blockage in your water heaters venting on the outside of the home. It sound like the high limit switch has been tripped. Try unplugging the tank and plugging it back in. this will reset the tank. if the problem persists you will want to call your provider for service.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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Hi,

The flame sensor is bad....and it is not sensing that the flame has lit....

Some models have a separate flame sensor and some use the ignitor to sense the flame...

If it has a separate sensor then clean it with a soft cloth... if it is the ignitor then the ignitor is bad...

heatman101

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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Water inside tank-type water heater can remain hot for some time.
That's one advantage of well-insulated tank-type water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Power outage can be related to failure of gas control.
Unplug stuff when power goes out. And then plug back in after power is restored.
Water heaters with electronics are not protected from surge.
Electronics can blow out during and after power outage. For example nearby lightning strike will cause current to run along household wires. With ordinary power outage, once power is restored, the surge can affect all kinds of electronic circuitry such as timers, water heaters, water softener, treadmill etc.

Sounds like you have intellivent gas control valve:
Open following link to identify gas control, and download typical manual, and download intellivent service manual with troubleshooting, error codes, etc.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli

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Rheem 42vp50f


Contact rheem about model differences.
Shop around for cost comparison.
Copy following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Which-is-best-gas-water-heater.html
I usually recommend avoiding Rheem, but others disagree.
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Aug 12, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Vacation mode hot water heater


GE is made by Rheem.
Sounds like water heater is short cycling.
Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve, including error codes, and instructions how to replace each type of gas control valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
Unforturnately Rheem does not post service manuals, and refers customers to call service technicians... so wonder where these guys get service manual... or maybe they guess at it.
However 2 year old water heater is under warranty. The date of manufacture shows on poduct label serial number. 3rd and 4th digit of serial number are year of manufacture. Parts are covered in second year. Rheem might require plumber to validate single-family residential installation.
In any case other companies post service manuals that cover same gas control valves. These manuals apply to Rheem.
Only difference between Rheem/GE and other brands is type of FV system.
If the air arrestor screen gets clogged (not likely with new heater), the intake air slows down causing vent to slow down. Same amount of gas is still being released and burned, causing combustion chamber to overheat. As a result, the TRD glass vial breaks and air intake trap door springs closed. At this point the gas control valve will usually signal error flashes indicating lockout. Shutdown is usually less problematic to homeowner than allowing too much gas to accumulate inside burner at once, causing risk of explosion. Gas appliance are dangerous without doubt.
Call plumber to check everything might be safest route, especially since low gas pressure is one possible cause of short cycling. And you will be comfortable afterwards knowing who to call and that gas appliance is check out professionally not to have defects that will cause problems down the road.

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May 28, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Rheem Intelli-vent intermittently goes in lockout mode


Rheem does not post service manuals.
However AO Smith has posted relevant service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Have you cleaned the air intake located under combustion chamber, and inspected for broken glass vial?
Rheem FVIR system uses glass vial that breaks if combustion air is slowed, and resulting combustion causes slow-moving venting of hot gasses, causing overheating that breaks glass vial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html

Check gas pressure.

Replace gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

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Oct 09, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Rheems Power Vent Model 42vp50fw Manufactured 3/08\r\n The gas comes on but will not stay lit. I have replaced the Combination Gas Control and igniter and heat sensor. Error code comes up as an igintion...


Intellivent gas valve shows AB and vacation error lights:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf
The igniter and flame sensor have to be positioned correctly:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Hot-surface-igniter-troubleshoot.pdf
Check electrical outlet with circuit analyzer, and test that unit is receiving 110Volts
Intellivent gas control must be grounded.
Check that gas control is getting 24volts.
Check for air in gas line and low gas pressure.

Following links offer troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

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Sep 10, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Rheem Power Vent 50 gas water heater will not come out of vacation mode! Have tried turning on and off, resetting and following directions on the side of the tank. Will not come out of Vacation Mode. Had a...


Water inside tank-type water heater can remain hot for some time.
That's one advantage of well-insulated tank-type water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Power outage can be related to failure of gas control.
Unplug stuff when power goes out. And then plug back in after power is restored.
Water heaters with electronics are not protected from surge.
Electronics can blow out during and after power outage. For example nearby lightning strike will cause current to run along household wires. With ordinary power outage, once power is restored, the surge can affect all kinds of electronic circuitry such as timers, water heaters, water softener, treadmill etc.

Sounds like you have intellivent gas control valve:
Open following link to identify gas control, and download typical manual, and download intellivent service manual with troubleshooting, error codes, etc.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli

Take a moment and vote on answer:
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
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Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Aug 26, 2011 | RHEEM 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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I have a 2 year old rheem power vent water heater model # 42vp50fw. It suddenly stopped working. It will try to ignite. The igniter will glow and the call for gas will ignite the burner. After a few...


Hi,

The flame sensor is bad....and it is not sensing that the flame has lit....

Some models have a separate flame sensor and some use the ignitor to sense the flame...

If it has a separate sensor then clean it with a soft cloth... if it is the ignitor then the ignitor is bad...

heatman101

Nov 25, 2010 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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I have a rheem water heater and it has went into vacation mode and i have no hot water. how do i get it out of vacation mode


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.

Apr 06, 2010 | Water Heaters

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Power vent 50 gal tank flashing code 2-3


1. Turn off power vent blower and set water heater temp to vacation (lowest temp)
2. Turn on power vent blower
3. Turn the water heater temp from vacation (lowest temp) to hot (highest temp) four times.
4. Set the water heater temp to normal

Aug 21, 2009 | Rheem Water Heaters

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