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My water heater (it's the on demand model) says exhaust

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My water heater (it's the on demand model) says exhaust blower plugged. I've used a pipe cleaner to try to clean it out but no good. now what
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: on and off for a week. it prevents the water from heating
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: what's required
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: what do I need to do to solve it (if I can)
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

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If the exhaust is clogged you may have to take the exahust piping apart to clean it out. First check where the exhaust terminates for a blockage if it's accessible.