Gas WH, Vacation, A, B, C lit, powervent running, no flame

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by LLigetfa, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Ran out of hot water in the shower last night. Found it odd but blamed the wife for over-filling her soaker tub. I checked the flue and it was hot to the touch.

    Came home this evening to the sound of the powervent and the gas valve lit up like a Christmas tree. Rental tank installed in '09. They are sending a tech out in the morning.

    No soaker tub for the wife tonight.
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    The wife tells me the repair guy showed up without the part he needed. The repair manual says those lights indicate ECO activated, replace gas valve. I hope he shows up with the part soon.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Problem fixed with a new gas valve.
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    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Happened again. Same symptoms, Vacation, A, B, C lit, powervent running, no flame.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Problem fixed again with a new gas valve. It's a good thing this is a rental tank and that I don't have to pay for the service calls.
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Had to get the service guy back out. My guess is when he replaced the gas valve the second time, that he popped the TPR. I had noticed a small puddle but then forgot all about it. The wife noticed that some minerals were crusting on the base of the tube so she called them.

    It's a good thing this is a rental tank and that I don't have to pay for the service calls! I'm way ahead of the game at this point. The installer said the rental company stopped using this brand. Gee, I wonder why?
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