June 1st, 2011, 02:46 PM
[FIXED] Water Heater keeps shutting down!
HELP! I'm pulling my hair out and I don't have much left. I have checked the forum for questions about Kenmore water heaters like mine, but I did not see one. My water heater is the Economizer 6, Natural gas model. It is all electronic. Electronic Thermostat and electronic ignition. A couple of weeks ago it starting shutting down. To reset it, I would turn off the power switch, then turn it back on. It would start, the main burner would light, then it would shut down. It would do this 3 times, then I would get three lights, one green on the left and two yellow in the middle. Usually I would only have to reset it twice for it to finally stay running. this morning it took three times. There is no thermocouple on the parts list or diagram. I'm pretty handy with these sort of things, but this ones got me stumped. What do you think it could be? Maybe a safety or something like that? Please don't tell me it may be the control. The thing costs over $300.00.
June 1st, 2011, 05:01 PM
June 2nd, 2011, 05:53 AM
Thanks a ton for this manual. I was looking for this. I searched the White Rodgers website to no avail. I will let you know how it turns out.
June 2nd, 2011, 09:58 AM
This Water Heater is manufactured by AO Smith. White Rodgers some times can be a pain in the "Butt".
Originally Posted by claince
June 8th, 2011, 02:39 PM
The Tech Manual was a Godsend. As soon as I read it, I tried the easiest thing first. I cleaned the flame sensor with a Scotch-Brite pad. I started it and it has been running normally ever since.
Thanks again and again!
June 8th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Did I do that ?
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