What is a Rinnai Error Code 31?
You may be wondering what Rinnai error code 31 means. Metropolitan Plumbing is your local Rinnai expert. We can help solve a range of Rinnai error codes including Rinnai error code 31.
An error 31 code on your Rinnai hot water system indicates that there is a fault occurring with the burner thermocouple on your unit. The thermocouple is an electric device that acts as a sensor used to monitor the water temperature within your hot water unit. Having a functioning thermocouple device is essential for your Rinnai hot water system to operate effectively.
The purpose of the burner thermocouple is to prevent explosions and the dangerous release of natural gas. If there is a fault in relation to the burner thermocouple your hot water pilot light may not light at all or the burner won’t stay lit, which will result in no hot water for you.
Rinnai Error Code 31 Repairs
Diagnosing and fixing a thermocouple issue on your hot water unit is not an easy task, however, there a few basic troubleshooting steps you can follow to attempt to fix you thermocouple issues on your own.
Firstly, the fire manifold pressure settings need to be checked to ensure they are set at the appropriate levels for your unit. Secondly, check that all of the dip switches are set in the correct position on the unit’s PC board. Finally, you will need to check the milli-volt (mV) reading on the thermocouple to ensure it is in the appropriate range.
Often if the reading is below 8mV on the thermocouple, this indicates that there is low gas pressure leading to the thermocouple. This will require a qualified technician in order to be repaired.
At Metropolitan Plumbing, our plumbing professionals understand all Rinnai fault codes and how to quickly provide a resolution for the issues at an affordable cost to you, with quality workmanship guaranteed.
When it comes to a Rinnai error code 31, your attending plumber from Metropolitan will check the fire manifold and gas pressures of your tankless hot water heater. The dip switches will be verified for proper position settings.
If all seems to be incorrect order, the next step will be to replace the burner thermocouple which will rectify the code 31.
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