A.O. SmithWater Heater issue

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Daniel Erman, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Daniel Erman

    Daniel Erman New Member

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    Does anyone know what this is happening? there is plenty of air available to the burner, terminate is also clean. Low gas pressure?

    Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Sensitivity trainer and plumber of mens souls

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    How old is that water heater??? It appears that it is not a FVIR heater because the flame is
    not sealed within the unit...

    Is that a power vented unit or is this something you got from Lowes??
     
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  4. phog

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    Is this running off a natural gas or a propane system? Can you take a picture of the supply pipe? (Specially, is there a drip leg near the gas inlet?)
     
  5. fullysprinklered

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    You may need a priest on that one. Have you tried beating it with a hammer?
     
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  6. fitter30

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    Don't see a air shutter on the burner the only adjustment would be gas pressure. Might want to pull the burner and blow it out. If your using lp burner set up is critical.
     
  7. dj2

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    Post a picture of the gas supply, gas shut off valve and the flex connection - as phog mentioned.
    You could have interruptions in gas supply.
    Is the WH still under warranty?
     
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