Takagi error codes for easy troubleshooting tankless water heaters. How to use the diagnostic system to repair the faulty Takagi heater. Find the most frequent error codes and recommendations for an easy fix.
Takagi tankless water heaters are equipped with the advanced computer board and self-diagnostic system that allow you to check if the problem occurs inside the unit. It provides convenience and simple troubleshooting, reducing guessing work, for both owners and service technicians.
If the heater is equipped with the remote controller and something is wrong with the unit, the three digit error code will appear. If there is no remote control the only thing that will indicate the problem will be a green LED on the computer board which will signal from one to six times.
Assumption: Takagi water heater was properly installed, per codes and manufacturer's recommendations. This includes electric, water and gas connections and vent flue installation.
Problem: DIP switch setting is incorrect.
Solution: Position the DIP switch according to the manual.
Problem: Improper combustion.
Solution: Venting system might be blocked or damaged, or the air intake terminal is too close to the exhaust terminal so the fumes are getting into the air intake. The burner system might need some cleaning due to the presence of dirt, grease or the unit might be in the contaminated area.
Problem: The ignition fails.
Solution: Ensure the Hi-Limit switch runs properly, and the wires are not loose or damaged. Clean the flame rod from soot and deposits and make sure the computer board is not damaged and the heat exchanger is not leaking.
Problem: Flame loss.
Solution: The reasons for the flame loss might be the same as for error code 111 and related to the Hi-Limit switch, wires, flame rod and computer board.
Problem: Outlet thermistor.
Solution: Depends on the model, check the outlet thermistor or heat exchanger thermistor and the wire connections.
Problem: Inlet thermistor.
Solution: Check the inlet thermistor and if broken replace it.
Problem: Inlet thermistor.
Solution: Ensure the proper work of the outlet thermistor and if broken replace it.
Problem: Exhaust thermistor failure.
Solution: Replace the exhaust thermistor.
Problem: Failure of the Air-Fuel ration rod (AFR).
Solution: Check the wire connection for looseness or breakage.
Problem: Flow sensor.
Solution: Ensure the flow sensor wires are properly connected and with no damage.
Problem: Gas solenoid valve malfunction.
Solution: Check wires and computer board for damages.
The same as 510 error code.
Problem: Fan motor problem.
Solution: Check the connections, wires and computer board for damages and looseness.
Problem: Faulty flow adjustment valve.
Solution: Remove the mineral buildup and fix the damaged wire.
Problem: This error code appears only on 540H models that have an issue with the bypass valve.
Solution: Check the wire connections and ensure the unit is not affected by the limescale build-up.
Problem: Computer board error.
Solution: Check the wire connections.
Problem: Gas solenoid valve circuit failure.
Solution: See the error codes 111 and 121.
Problem: False flame detection.
Solution: Check is the combustion chamber properly sealed and does the unit drain the condensate (only indoor models).
Problem: Water heater doesn't respond when the remote is used.
Problem: The same problem as for the error code 741.
Problem: Easy-Link system miscommunication between the water heaters.
Problem: Exhaust temperature is too high. The maximum temperature of the hot water should be 140 F.
Problem: Exhaust temperature is too high. Maximum temperature of hot water should be 140 F.
Problem: Improper gas combustion.
Solution: Check and fix the exhaust and vent system if there are the blockage and incorrect air supply. The water heater might not be getting fresh combustion air especially if it is installed in the contaminated area or intake is too close to the exhaust. Is the unit properly set for the right altitude?
Due to the complexity of Takagi tankless water heaters, you might have to have an extensive knowledge and skills to repair the product.
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