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Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Will Not Flush
I have owned a Rinnai Tankless water heater for over 10 years. I flush the unit quarterly with vinegar. I have tried to flush the unit several times over the past few weeks and have been unsuccessful. The pump is working, but the unit is acting like the valves are closed. I have never experienced this before.
I spoke with Rinnai and they told me my transfer pump was too powerful. The one I was using was transfering at 25 gallons per minute. I needed one that pumped 3-5 gallons per minute. I found a garden pump and tried, I was unsuccessful. Called Rinnai again and they said my pump isn't powerful enough. I asked for a recommendation for a pump, they do not give recommendations. I went back to my old pump and attempted to pump the unit again with Rinnai suggesting to turn my hot water on and shut the water off from the tank instead of the faucet. This will keep the valve open. This was also unsuccessful. Any ideas why the unit is not flushing?