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My rheem power vent keeps is very loud (it was

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my rheem power vent keeps is very loud (it was not before) and is veryyyyy hot...what should i do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

What is the model of your unit? Have you tried unplugging the unit then wait a couple minutes and plug it back in

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Model number 42vp59fw. I turned off the power vent motor switch..I didn't unplug it
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

Ok, did you try starting it back up? does the problem persist? did you post a question similar to this last night?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The issue it spins it makes a loud's coming from the power vent
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is it safe to just turn off the power vent?
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

If the exhaust fan is making a loud noise then that's usually a signal of an imminent failure. It will probably have to be replaced but if the heater is around 10 years old or older it's probably not worth the expense to fix it since the tank could leak at any time

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

Yes it's safe to just turn it off but you won't have any hot water

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
its not quite 6 years old...its just the fan on top that is an issue
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

If it's not yet 6 years old then it may still be under warranty. Contact Rheem on Monday to discuss your options. If you have the manual call the 800 number in the manual