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Water Heater filter light GEH50DEEDSRA

I have a GeoSpring-Hybrid Electric water heater. The air filter light and beeper keep coming on every 3 to 4 days after I reset it. The filter is CLEAN, even does it with the filter removed.

Today could not even reset the filter light and beeper, had to turn power off and repower up to cancel filter light.

Where is the air flow sensor for this system? Can I clean that part?

The parts break down does not show one.

Of course it's 13 months old and just out of warranty.

Please explain how this system works.

I can repair the circuit board if you tell me what component is bad.

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scott d
Thank you for your question. I'm sorry you are having this problem with the water heater. This can be a very complex unit to service. The filter indicator light can be set off by 3 different sensors. When any of these sensors detect a blockage or if the compressor has accumulated a run time of more than 3000 hours. The most common reason for this type of problem to occur is a lack of ambient air. If the water heater is in a tight or closed area, it won't be enough air flow and will cause this problem. Now, if the board failed, there would be no way to determine what part failed unless there was a burnt spot on the board. If any component on the board failed, the board would need to be replaced. The board is not serviceable. Also have any error codes appeared that would help indicate what is causing the problem. I strongly recommend having a technician check and make the necessary repair on this unit. I'm attaching a site you can access, to schedule a tech to come out.

Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by scott d Earned 3,445 community points in Appliances
October 2nd, 2013
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Cristinel Ion
Scott can you tell what will take to reset the filter alarm if the compressor run time is more than 3000 hours?
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The water heater sits in an open basement, no air restrictions.

There are no error codes.

After turning off power last time and powering back up, the filter light stayed off for @ 36 hours.

It has been blinking and beeping since then, and pressing the filter button will not clear or reset it.

What are the 3 sensors that could cause this problem?

And can you send me a wire schematic of the circuit card?

I am going to check for codes and reboot the heater again.

Thanks,

Gary
by Manage My Life
October 2nd, 2013
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scott d
Gary, based on the information listed, I suspect the control board has failed. I'm attaching information about the sensors and also the wiring diagram. I hope this will help you.
by scott d Earned 3,445 community points in Appliances
October 3rd, 2013
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Manage My Life
Scott, Thanks for the quick reply.

One more question, where do I find your attachment with info on the sensors and electrical schematic?

If it's been sent, whats it look like and how do I open it?

Thanks, Gary
by Manage My Life
October 3rd, 2013
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scott d
Gary, I'm sorry you cannot see the information that was sent. I suspect you may not be on this MML site. I'm listing the link to this question with the attachments. managemylife.com/mmh/questions/362824-water-heater-filter-light-geh50deedsra . I hope this will help you.
by scott d Earned 3,445 community points in Appliances
October 5th, 2013
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Deb Brennan
this doesnt help at all. the heater is brand new. its perfectly connected, yet all it does is blink an area where the temp should be and the letter F...there is nothing in the manual nor on any website I can find. what does it mean?
by Deb Brennan
December 6th, 2014
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Allan Kaplan
Clicking the link brought me here, but I don't find any attachments or diagrams. Could you please repost? Thanks, as I have this annoying issue, too.
by Allan Kaplan
January 5th
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