Water Heater Not Igniting

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  1. RS_rob

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    Hey all my Carver Cascade Rapid II is not firing up
    im getting a red light next to the flame icon on the control panel.
    The book suggests an air lock & to repeatedly turn it on which I have been doing all weekend.

    Any ideas of what to do..................................
     
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    Ignitor board or gas valve failure.

    I guess you need to get into the works to see if theres a spark and check for gas at the burner.
     
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    Swap LPG cylinders sometimes works, especially if tank is low.

    Assume you've not done what we did one weekend and left the cover on :doh::doh:
     
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    Tried that switched to a full cylinder & no joy, also tried it again when we got home & still no joy.
     
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    Silly question I know, but have you removed the flue guard?
     
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    I haven't touched anything on it, would this be the plastic cover outside
     
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    Yes, if that is still on, then you will get the symptoms you described
     
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    That's what we did, drove us bonkers all weekend!
     
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    right will try it after work tomorrow
     
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    Do you have a window open over the exhaust as that will stop it working as it has an inhibitor switch.
     
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    I also failed to remove the cover.lol
     
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    If you guys mean a separate cover that goes over the vent I do not have one, the only cover is the actual vent, I can go & unscrew it.
     
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    All closed & no switches on the windows.
     
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    Take a photo of your vent and post it please.
     
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    Try the gas regulator. We had the same symptoms in spain. Fridge and hob still working but red light when trying to get hot water. Replaced regulator and bingo!
    Thanks to @seanoo
     
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    Have you had it lit before? Simple things like gas isolator etc. Can you hear it trying to light?
     
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    will do everything else works hob, oven, fire, fridge & last used 3 weeks ago would have been less if id have had my way.
    I actually have a spare regulator new a few months ago to power a bbq we returned.
     
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    Got home to late to do anything tonight but my guess is my agency will drop me Wednesday with no warning.
     
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    Update: 26/10/15
    it seams to be an air lock hopefully (y)
    we are on EHU in Norfolk & been here well over 24hrs & tested the gas today & it worked 1st time.
    All good no red lights & heat coming from the vent.
     
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