- Is the Flue Discharge Spark Arrestor Screen in place, secure, clean and in good condition?
- Is your Flue Barrel due for cleaning or replacement? Is the Barrel in proper position?
- Check to ensure the Flue has been installed correctly.
- Is the Flue clean?
- Have all of the Flue Joints remained sealed?
- Is the area within a 20’ radius of the Horizontal Discharge clear of any combustible materials, including: dry grass, trees, leaves, paper, etc?? Refer to the Owners Manual for installation specifics.
- Double-check clearance distances all around the unit, as listed on the WHS label
NOTE: The label is located on the Blower Housing Lower Flange.
- Are the Clean-Out Cover Gaskets, Door Gasket and Reaction Chamber in good shape, meaning not cracked, de-laminated, etc. as described in the manual?
Are the Clean-Out Cover Plate Nuts tight?
- Refer to the Owners Manual for specifics.
- Check your GARN WHS Unit for correct water level and proper chemical balance in the water at least yearly. Top off the water, then take a sample and send it in. If additional chemicals are needed, these will be sent to you; add as directed. Water chemistry testing is free to you twice a year. If you have not checked your GARN WHS Unit’s water lately, check it now to ensure proper operation of your unit.
- Refer to Section C of the Operation and Maintenance Manual for specifics.
- Use compressed air to blow out accumulated dust in the Induced Draft Motor windings.
Pull out and look at the Anode Rod. Is it in good condition, or is it “gone” (eaten away by corrosion)? If gone, you will need to replace the Anode Rod to prevent damage to your GARN WHS. See GARN.com website for easy parts ordering.
Of course, if you notice anything else that concerns you, be sure to investigate. The online GARN WHS manual has answers to most questions you will have.