Question about Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF
I replaced the FVR sensor and reset the honeywell control valve and its still in the lockout position, any other advice?
The water heater is locked out. The following process should reset it.
1. Reapply power to the water heater and wait for 3 seconds for the system self-diagnostic check.
2. Within the first 30 seconds, the temperature dial must be rotated back and forth crossing the 120
degree mark at least six (6) times. This will reset the control and display a normal flash code
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
SOURCE: Tripping for no reason??
Let me see, third time a 'Support Technician' has come out, it's the same defective part, and YOU the homeowner receive the BLAME?
This = NO!
I cannot possibly fathom, how a homeowner is to blame for a defective part. Who installed this unit? Was it a licensed plumber? Someone that Rheem designated as an installer trained to install their units, and more specifically this particular type of unit?
If so the installation falls under their guidance. If something is wrong, THEY are to Blame!
If there is a repetitive defective part, the 'Tech', (I use this term loosely!), should diagnose the problem, and should have had it fixed in Round 2, not Round 3!
If it's a repetitive defective part from the factory, the 'tech' knows this, and is caught in the middle, Oh Well!
Contact the State Attorney Generals Office of your state. You want the Consumer Division. Have them send you a complaint form, fill it out, and fax it back to them.
Europe has an entity like this also, I believe. (I know England does)
It is my advice, that you are not satisfied with this water heater, you are not satisfied with the support, and you are not satisfied with the interaction of the Support people, when trying to fix the problem.
Perhaps you would like to be reimbursed the price of this unit, have the unit removed from your home, and as you indicated, and install a different brand.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
It sounds like your gas/air mixture needs to be adjusted. The flame should have just the slightest amount of white, at the very tip. The rest should be evenly blue. There is an air vent adjustment in the line to the burner, right after the gas input.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
If water is leaking from a pipe. then replace or repair the pipe or fitting. If the leak is coming from the unit itself, then replace the unit. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 20, 2010
SOURCE: Hosed basement floor. soaked
Certain Rheem water gas water heater models feature electronic controls with a flammable vapor sensor installed on the bottom portion of the water heater unit. This sensor is designed to shut off your water heater system to prevent fires in case flammable vapors are present within the area. If your flammable vapor sensor caused your water heater to shut down, check the area immediately for leaking gas or other flammable products. Common household chemicals such as bleach can also trip the safety system as well as unsuccessful burner ignition attempts.
White Rodgers Intelli-Vent PowerVent Control Equipped Models
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
Testimonial: "Didn't know about the LRLL-RLRR code thing until I contacted the customer support. But you did get it right on........... just a little later. "
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