Re: Pilotless Gas Water Heater Cuts Out
Posted by Ken on August 25, 2002 at 00:54:11:
In response to Re: Pilotless Gas Water Heater Cuts Out
I apologize if it looks odd that I'm replying to my own posting, but I solved the problem. Actually, the safeguards of the system worked properly. The cause - mud wasps build a nest in the exhaust vent pipe, severely constricting the exhaust. As pressure built up in the pipe, the blower vacumn switch opened - causing the burner to shut down. It did what it should. I removed the nest and all is fine now. I hope this information may prove useful to someone else someday.

: I have a Rheem PowerVent gas hot water heater. This mode has electronic ignition. After the power vent turns on the flame ignites for approximately 5 - 10 seconds and then turns off. Any ideas on what could be wrong?




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