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Thread: Rheem Wont' Stay Lit ----HELP
02-15-2005, 01:39 PM #14
No, he didnt give a model number so I cant even verify if there is one or not. I'm just throwing out things to check rather than letting him be misled by the flame shutting off.
Im sure a service tech has been there by now, and she will post the news shortly
02-16-2005, 04:47 PM #15Regular Guest
Originally posted by madmike
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Unit must be grounded properly to have flame rectification if you need to clean every 4 months try a new sensor. They are not that costly and maybe you just have a weak or very sensitive one. Thats what I would do anyways.
I checked the ground (traced + took connections apart everything looks okay) and put a new flame sensor in and it works okay. We'll see in about 4 months.
02-17-2005, 02:30 PM #16
Just curious, but what would the failure mode be of a flame sensor that requires replacment? (outside of course dirty or broken).
It is merely a peice of metal with a ceramic insulator, no magic there. If replacing it works, if it wasnt damaged, then it was a poor connection or placement.
02-17-2005, 03:47 PM #17
the OP is over a month old. i hope he's straightened it out by now.FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!