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Gas with an odor? or just bubbles of air? If you can smell gas , turn gas to home off, call gas company. If just bubbles of air, the water company or plumber near by has made a repair that caused air to enter the distribution system thus eventually arrive at your home and goes to the highest outlet faucet.

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A O Smith nat. Gas hot water heater burner not lighting. What is cause and solutions?

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Recently installed a Noritz NRCP 112 water heater, but very frequently it keeps shutting off and on the display it says error 60, after looking at the manual there is no explanation of what error 60 is....

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1) Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control.
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2) Clean air intake, and check if air intake is clogged, causing overheating caused by reduce air intake and slowed exit of combustion by-product up the vent.
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3) Post question on pro water heater forum:
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You posted question under propane gas heater.
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Trace amounts of pool chemical, laundry chemical, process chemicals, wax, etc can cause damage to burner parts.
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Air in the gas line.

Bad gas control valve.
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If FVIR event tripped FV sensor, that would explain problem, and you would need service technician.

If repairs cost more than $330, then buy and install new water heater yourself, same day.
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