Rheem Rudd 50 gal power vent water heater with water in the blower motor

Mai

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Hello
I have a Rudd power vent water heater that has been showing the code for a bad pressure sensor. I noticed that there is water in the blower motor when i changed the switch. It is a lot of water enough to touch the fan wheel in the motor. I know this caused the switch to fail but how can that much water get into the blower motor?
 

Jake

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Through the roof vent maybe?

Jake
 

Mai

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I don't think so it vents on the side of the house. Its not blocked and no rain here for a month
 
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Jake

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I don't see how water got it in then, maybe another tech. will know and shed some light on it for us.

Jake
 
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