Rheem Gas Water Heater keeps recycling???

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      We have Model 21VP40E-1PA gas hot water heater and have talked to Rheem about the problem;but no help yet. It heats the water fine but the pilot keeps coming on over and over again. It clicks twice and the pilot relights. I still have hot water though. I bypassed the clear plastic tubing which they suggested but nothing changed.

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      I am not all that familiar with the model you have stated but the description of the problem you are having was the same I had with what I beleive is a similar model to yours, after a whole lot of mucking about trying to identify the fault it turned out to be a combination of two things – one being a faulty pressure switch from the fan to the controller switch and the other was the circuit board.
      Rheem should be able to send you or your service person a manual on the fault finding tips to follow for this model.

      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

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