Rheem Furnace Repair2019-05-06T12:21:52-04:00

Rheem Furnace Repair Guide

Troubleshooting, Error Codes & More

(Updated for 2019)

A complete Rheem furnace repair guide, from how to replace your air filter, to troubleshooting and error codes, model numbers and more!

Please note, the following is for informational purposes only. Any servicing you attempt is at your own risk.

Rheem has been a leader in the HVAC industry for nearly 100 years, and today they’re among North America’s largest manufacturer of heating and cooling systems.

A few of the features people love about their Rheem gas furnaces include that they’re equipped with cutting-edge technologies and advanced diagnostics systems, and have some of the best efficiency ratings in the industry.

To make sure your furnace continues running efficiently and optimally, it’s important to take care of some regular maintenance tasks and be able to identify certain problems, and this quick guide will give you all the information you need.

How to Replace Your Air Filter

An important maintenance task you can do on your own is changing the furnace filter. Not only will this keep your furnace running properly, but it will also improve efficiency and air quality in your house.

The filter should be changed every one to three months during heating season, so here’s how to do it:

  1. Open, slide, or remove the access panel
  2. Locate the old filter, which is usually near the cold air intake
  3. Slide out the old filter
  4. Insert the new filter by lining up the arrows on the frame
  5. Replace or close the access panel

What’s Wrong With Your Rheem Furnace?

Remember to always turn your furnace completely off before opening it up to look around or attempt any fix.

Rheem Furnace Error Codes

Rheem furnaces are all equipped with an advanced 7-segment diagnostic display you can use as a guide if something goes wrong with your heating system. Unlike many other furnaces, Rheem ones don’t use flashing LED light sequences to indicate errors, and the display will instead give you a simple code you can use for diagnostics. For instance, 0 means the unit is in standby, while H means the heat is on.

Here’s what the other diagnostic codes mean:

Rheem Error CodeWhat this means
Error Code 10There's a one-hour lockout in place.
Error Code 11The ignition failed.
Error Code 12Low flame detected.
Error Code 13The flame was lost.
Error Code 14There was an unexpected flame.
Error Code 20There was a twinning fault.
Error Code 22Problem with high limit.
Error Code 26Reversal of line and neutral.
Error Code 33Roll-out switch problem.
Error Codes 55 & 57Pressure switch issue.
Error Codes 58 & 59Water or condensation problem.
Error Code 61Problem with the blower.
Error Code 93Problem with the control.

When Should You Call A Professional?

No heat: Furnaces have many components, and a malfunction with lots of these can result in a furnace that doesn’t produce heat. Some of the most common components involved include the gas, power, thermostat, heat exchanger, and ignitor.

Producing heat but blowing cold air: This means the furnace is working properly but not circulating air the way it should, and the blower motor or a belt in the motor is usually the problem here.

Strange sounds: Mechanical failures and malfunctions do happen, and when they do the furnace will often make whistling, rattling, squealing, gurgling, or other noises.

Gas smells: If your furnace smells like gas, shut off the gas valve, open some windows, and get everybody out of the house. Once you’re safely outside, call your utility company to report a potential gas leak.

Overblowing: If your furnace is blowing too much air, then it could be an issue with the control board or a problem with the thermostat.

Leaking: High-efficiency furnaces produce condensation, which can leak and pool on the floor if a pipe inside breaks or isn’t fitted properly.

Cracks, corrosion, strange smells, or soot: All of these could mean your heat exchanger is cracked, and this needs to be addressed immediately because a damaged heat exchanger can mean dangerous gasses are leaking into the air you breathe.

Who Should You Call?

Furnace maintenance and repairs are crucial to the health of your heating system and the comfort and safety of your family, so it’s important to choose a trusted, reliable, and certified HVAC company when your furnace needs help.

If you don’t already have a company you can depend on, you can use our independent HVAC contractor certification program to find a local company that will have the skills and knowledge to address and fix any furnace problems you may be experiencing.

Rheem’s Warranty Coverage

Rheem has two furnace series, and every model in these series comes with multiple warranties for different components.

  • Prestige series furnaces come with a limited 10-year parts warranty, a lifetime conditional unit replacement warranty, and a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty.
  • Classic series furnaces come with a 10-year conditional parts warranty and a limited 5-year parts warranty. Some models in the line also have a 10-year conditional unit replacement warranty, and a 20-year or limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty.

Rheem Model Numbers

Current Rheem Models

  • R96VA0702317MSA
  • R96VA1152524MSA
  • R96VA0402317MSA
  • R96VA0602317MSA
  • R96VA0852521MSB
  • R96VA1002521MSA
  • R98VB085M521USA
  • R98VB085M521USA
  • R98VB070M317USA
  • R98VB100M521USA
  • R98VB060M317USA
  • R98VB115M524USA
  • R97VA085M521KSA
  • R97VA100M521KSA
  • R97VA070M317KSA
  • R97VA060M317KSA
  • R97VA115M524KSA
  • R95PA1151524MSA
  • R95PA0851521MSA
  • R95PA0401317MSA
  • R95PA1001521MSA
  • R95PA0701317MSA
  • R95PA0601317MSA
  • R92PA0701317MSA
  • R92PA0401317MSA
  • R92PA0601317MSA
  • R92PA1001521MSA
  • R92PA1151524MSA
  • R92PA0851521MSA
  • R96PA0602317MSA
  • R96PA1002521MSA
  • R96PA0852521MSA
  • R96PA0702317MSA
  • R96PA0402317MSA
  • R96PA1152524MSA
  • R96TA0702317MSA
  • R96TA1152524MSA
  • R96TA0852521MSA
  • R96TA0402317MSA
  • R96TA0602317MSA
  • R96TA1002521MSA
  • R95TC0701317MSA
  • R95TC0601317MSA
  • R95TC0401317MSA
  • R95TC1151524MSA
  • R95TC0851521MSA
  • R95TC1001521MSA
  • R92TA0701317MSA
  • R92TA0601317MSA
  • R92TA1151524MSA
  • R92TA1001521MSA
  • R92TA0851521MSA
  • R92TA0401317MSA

Discontinued Rheem Models

  • RGRC-04EMAES
  • RGRC-06EMAES
  • RGRC-07EMAES
  • RGRC-07ERBGS
  • RGRC-09EZAJS
  • RGRC-10EZAJS
  • RGRM-04(EN)MAES
  • RGRM-06(EN)MAES
  • RGRM-07(EN)MAES
  • RGRM-07(EN)YBGS
  • RGRM-09(EN)ZAJS
  • RGRM-10(EN)ZAJS
  • RGRM-12(EN)ARJS
  • RGRM-12(EN)RAJS
  • RGTC-04EMAES
  • RGTC-06EMAES
  • RGTC-07ERBGS
  • RGTC-09EZAJS
  • RGTC-10ERBJS
  • RGTK-06(EN)MAES
  • RGTK-06*MAES
  • RGTK-07(EN)MAES
  • RGTK-07(EN)YBGS
  • RGTK-07*MAES
  • RGTK-07*YBGS
  • RGTK-09(EN)ZAJS
  • RGTK-09*ZAJS
  • RGTK-10(EN)ZAJS
  • RGTK-10*ZAJS
  • RGTK-12(EN)RAJS
  • RGTK-12*RAJS
  • RGTM-06(EN)MAES
  • RGTM-07(EN)RBGS
  • RGTM-09(EN)ZAJS
  • RGTM-10(EN)RBJS
  • RGFD-06*
  • RGFD-06*MCKS
  • RGFD-07*
  • RGFD-07*MCKS
  • RGFD-09*
  • RGFD-09*ZCMS
  • RGFD-10*
  • RGFD-10*ZCMS
  • RGFD-12*
  • RGFD-12*RCMS
  • RGFE-06(EN)MCKS
  • RGFE-07(EN)MCKS
  • RGFE-09(EN)ZCMS
  • RGFE-10(EN)ZCMS
  • RGFE-12(EN)RCMS
  • RGGD-06*MCKS
  • RGGD-06EMCKS
  • RGGD-07*MCKS
  • RGGD-07EMCKS
  • RGGD-09*ZCMS
  • RGGD-09EZCMS
  • RGGD-10*ZCMS
  • RGGD-10EZCMS
  • RGGD-12*RCMS
  • RGGD-12ERCMS
  • RGGE-06(EN)MCKS
  • RGGE-07(EN)MCKS
  • RGGE-09(EN)ZCMS
  • RGGE-10(EN)ZCMS
  • RGGE-12(EN)RCMS
  • RGJD-06*MCKS
  • RGJD-07*MCKS
  • RGJD-09*ZCMS
  • RGJD-10*ZCMS
  • RGJD-12*RCMS
  • RGJF-06(EN)MCKS
  • RGJF-07(EN)MCKS
  • RGJF-09(EN)ZCMS
  • RGJF-10(EN)ZCMS
  • RGJF-12(EN)RCMS
  • RGRB-07EMAES
  • RGRB-07EYBGS
  • RGRJ-04*
  • RGRJ-06*
  • RGRJ-07*
  • RGRJ-09*
  • RGRJ-10*
  • RGRJ-12*
  • RGRS-04EMAES
  • RGRS-06EMAES
  • RGRS-09EZAGS
  • RGRS-09EZAJS
  • RGRS-10EZAJS
  • RGRS-12ERAJS
  • RGRT-07EMAES
  • RGRT-07EYBGS
  • RGTJ-04*
  • RGTJ-06*
  • RGTJ-07*
  • RGTJ-09*
  • RGTJ-10*
  • RGTJ-12*
  • RGTS-04EMAES
  • RGTS-06EMAES
  • RGTS-07EMAES
  • RGTS-07EYBGS
  • RGTS-09EZAGS
  • RGTS-09EZAJS
  • RGTS-10EZAJS
  • RGTS-12ERAJS
  • RGFG-06EMCKS
  • RGFG-07EMCKS
  • RGFG-09EZCMS
  • RGFG-10EZCMS
  • RGFG-12ERCMS
  • RGRA-04*
  • RGRA-04EMAES
  • RGRA-06*
  • RGRA-06EMAES
  • RGRA-07*
  • RGRA-09*
  • RGRA-09EZAJS
  • RGRA-10*
  • RGRA-10EZAJS
  • RGRA-12*
  • RGRA-12ERAJS
  • RGRB-07EMAES
  • RGRB-07EYBGS
  • RGTA-04*
  • RGTA-04EMAES
  • RGTA-06*
  • RGTA-06EMAES
  • RGTA-07*
  • RGTA-07EMAES
  • RGTA-07EYBGS
  • RGTA-09*
  • RGTA-09EZAJS
  • RGTA-10*
  • RGTA-10EZAJS
  • RGTA-12*
  • RGTA-12ERAJS
  • RGGD-06EMCKS
  • RGGD-07EMCKS
  • RGGD-09EZCMS
  • RGGD-10EZCMS
  • RGGD-12ERCMS

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