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Intermittent hot water c2 11 error....plumber came out

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intermittent hot water c2 11 error....plumber came out flushed tank $250 no improvement. Called a "Rheem expert" he said tank was old (2009) ask if I had the manual..opened it cleaned the fire prob put it back together $175..still have error c2 11 and no hot water..he suggested I replace the tank
JA: How old is the appliance? Have you gotten error messages before?
Customer: 2009 only C2 11
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: no...I wish I could find someone who really knows this unit
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

An 11 error (C2 is where it the cycle it occurred) is an ignition failure error. If your guy cleaned the flame sensor then the sensor/igniter may need to be replaced. You don't need a new heater. Call a different plumber to fix this. If you tell the new guy you know what the error means he may not try to sell you a new unit.

Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

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