20 Most Recent Fasco Bradford White Hot Water Heater Exhaust Draft Inducer Blower # 239-42133-00 Questions & Answers


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Burner Will Not Ignite
REASON REMEDY Excess primary air Adjust air shutter to reduce air supply -- if supplied No gas Check with utility Dirt in main burner orifice Clean orifice -- check for source of dirt and eliminate Dirt in gas lines Notify utility -- install dirt trap in gas line Venturi clogged Clean -- check for source of trouble and correct Pilot line clogged Clean -- check for source of trouble and correct Main burner line clogged Clean -- check for source of trouble and correct Defective thermocouple lead Replace with new thermocouple lead Defective thermostat Replace Defective magnetic valve Replace entire control Thermostat set too low Turn temperature knob to desired temperature Heater installed in confined space Provide ventilation by use of louvers in wall or door time for a service tech.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018


If it has no oil ports, replace the motor

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Mar 04, 2018


nope, condensate drain clogged

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015


If you take your pipe off the hot side of the water heater, there is a check valve in the pipe that is stubbed up. They vary in style, usually it is like a marble and it gets stuck. It is easier to replace the stub with a brass nipple and put the dielectric fitting back on it.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Dec 25, 2014


As soon as you pull out the anode rod(and not put it back) the walls of the tank will begin to rust. The sacrificial anode is there for a reason. If it's eaten away, replace it. If it's totally gone, the tank has been being attacked for a while and might be due for replacement.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014


This could be caused by a defective thermocouple,gas valve, limit switch, clogged spud or anything else. More information is needed. Gas equipment should not be serviced by novices. Save your life and property. Hire a professional!

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Sep 01, 2013


You can but a insulated blanket on it to help with the sweating. Most major hardware stores should have them or be able to order one for the size of water heater you have.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Nov 09, 2011


Water heater is not identified and gas valve is not known.
Review options below:

1) Add a comment and describe what gas control valve is on the water heater, and model number from label on side of unit. Include what you have tried so far.

2) Try unplugging water heater and see if water heater resets.
Disconnect blower from gas valve, then plug blower in to see it it operates.
This will eliminate or include blower as suspect.

3) Open following link to download service and product manuals to help troubleshoot exact model.
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation/residential/gas.asp

4) Open following link to identify gas valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011


1) First suspects include Honeywell icon gas control valve, loose-or-bad wiring, and dirty burner parts.

2) MITW50L6CX10 blower number is 239-39785-00. Blower is working, but communication between blower and gas control valve are suspect.
Water heater has 6 year warranty
Water heater was manufactured January 1999.
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/findaserial.asp

3) Typical service manuals for M-1-TW-50 TTW series show how to test and replace Icon gas control.
Multimeter is required for testing.
Also shows how to clean burner parts and combustion chamber and air intake to catch up on regular maintenance.
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/images/shared/pdfs/manuals/46238-A.pdf
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation/residential/gas.asp

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Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011


Contact Bradford White and ask which blower is correct:
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/supportserv.asp

Get model number and serial number from label located on side of tank.
This information will help BW find exact information for your product.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011


yes you can get a universal one at any hardware store[about 15$]. shut off cold valve at top of tank and drain tank through drain at bottom of tank.you only need to drain enough to get the water level below the t&p valve. you should use dope and teflon on the new threads of the valve to ensure no leaks. a big cresent wrench or pipe wrench will work to unscrew the valve in a counterclockwise direction

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


Your blower should run from before the heater lights until after it has shut off. Even if you're not using water, it will cool, and the heater will have to light to maintain temperature.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010


No the top thermostat is the first place I would start to replace. They run about 14.00 more than likely it isn't controling right. Turn power supply to water heater off and replace thermostat.

If you was getting scalding hot and then turning cold without tripping the thermostat it would be the top element working and the bottom one bad.
Bottom element good it will give you luke warm water for a while then gradually turn cold because it's heating the bottom of the tank.

Hope this will help you out.

Fasco Bradford... | Answered on Oct 10, 2010

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