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My mom lives in a mobile home that has a forced air furnace

my mom lives in a mobile home that has a coleman forced air furnace model 8632A. It is not cooling at all. I wanted to know what type of filter needs to be installed. At this point it only has a blue sponge looking thing which I feel is not a filter but I have no ideaJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: I wouldn"t know to do that or whereJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: the only thing that is there as a filter is a blue sponge like square. It doesn't look like a typical filter to meJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I want to try if it is an easy fix before i pay someone to do it

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I have a rheem electric water heater model# 71-40s and am

i have a rheem electric water heater model# ***** b and am trying to locate the correct replacement elements for same. most everything i have found is is 4500 watts but the tag on mine states 3500/2630. is this 3500 watts or for 4500 watts.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: the search for the elements has been going on for about two days. i just want to make sure that i am using the right elements when i replace them. only one element is bad but going to replace them both.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes sir.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no sir i just need to know that i am replacing the elements with the right ones whether it be 4500 or 3500. like i said the tag says 3500

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My Reliance 606 gas water heater is leaking from inside the

My Reliance 606 gas water heater is leaking from inside the thermostat Can I replace it with a different model thermostat can't find the original WV8040B1042 the one I found is WV8840B1110

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I have a AO power house power shot power vent gas water

I have a AO Smith power house power shot power vent gas water heater 74 gal. It is 11 yrs old is has gone into vacation setting 3 times in the last 6 months. usually after we mhave been gone for a few days. It started right up after I turned the blower off then back on .Is ther something wrong ,if so what do I need to fix and how do I do it ?? thanks .

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I have a buderus 2107 lagamatic and it turns on every 30

I have a buderus 2107 lagamatic and it turns on every 30 minutes and runs for 2 minutes. Not calling for any heat and i have plenty of hot water. current outside temp is 79 degrees. boiler temp is reading 178 degrees. DHW is reading 172 degrees. System recently set to Summer mode. How do I stop the constant start up and shut down? Thanks, JohnJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: yesJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: just very hot in my boiler room/basement and the start up and shut down every 30 minJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: Constant problem. Field techs don't have an answer. Recently set system to Summer mode.JA: Anything else you want the HVAC tech to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes I'm the owner, not a tech

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I have a whirlpool gas hot water heater, model N40361-403,

I have a whirlpool gas hot water heater, model N40361-403, The pilot light has gone out and it is dripping from the PVC pipe that is connected to the T&P relief valve. What would be causing this and how would I go about fixing the problem?

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I have a rheem pvw40-36fv power vented water heater. First,

I have a rheem pvw40-36fv power vented water heater. First, the valve wasn't resetting. We could manually reset (turn the power off and back on). It would run through it's heating cycle and heat the water but then it would keep trying to relight but would only engage the hsi and not let gas through until it would fail enough to lock out. I called tech support and they advised that the main control should be changed. So I replaced the controller and also the fv switch. I took out the burner and cleaned it being careful not to touch the ignitor. I cleaned the flame sensor with steel wool and inspected the burner compartment. Everything else was in good shape. Now,however, it tries to fire, ignites but goes out right away and won't heat the water. I'm wondering if I have to change the flame sensor now .

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I have an '02 Bradford water heater that isn't working. I

I have an '02 Bradford White water heater that isn't working. I replaced the thermocouple, cleaned the pilot tube end, and checked all connections. I have a nice clean pilot now that stays on. When I turn on the thermostat after setting the dial to "on", I hear a click and the pilot goes out. The burner does not come on. Whereas before I did all that, the burner would light. But the pilot was weak and yellow and only stayed on for 15-30 minutes. Is the valve bad? What else could it be?JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?Customer: I have no idea. I'm new to this sort of repair.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: probably. If it's too complicated, I'll ask for help.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I used to be a welder.

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6month old Rheem model program 40-38n rn62 ran fine while

6month old Rheem model program 40-38n rn62 ran fine for a while now burner will light but goes out, flame flickers and goes down towards the bottom. Can see light through center vent from burner to top. Side vents unobstructed. What's up?

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