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I have an R85 heater. It it making a low rumble, then

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I have an R85...

I have an R85 heater. It it making a low rumble, then clicks. Then nothing. No hot water

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Very severe, no hot water. Started today

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If possible

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

We have water flow but it is not heated.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago
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Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

I am a Rinnai factory trained and certified repair technician

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Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

Any two digit error code?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Where would I find that
Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

Do you have a display that shows temperature setting?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No i don't want to switch to live phone
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Cannot find a thermostat
Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

How old is the unit?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Probably aboaut 10 years
Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

Without an error code I have to take an educated guess. The most common issues are caused by dirty burner assembly and dirty heat exchanger find

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Any further advise?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am hearing impaired so can't talk on pone
Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

Go to rinnai.us. Enter your zip code to find a Rinnai certified repair technician near you

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Plumber: WCohn, Journeyman Plumber replied 6 months ago

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