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Control-R Wi-Fi Module Kit

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  • For Sensei SE+ tankless water heaters and M-series boilers
  • Allows 8 tankless water heaters to share the same vent system
  • Connects to WiFi and pairs with 1 Rinnai tankless water heater
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Product Details

Precisely engineered accessories can add even more reliability, convenience and flexibility to Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters. With Rinnai Common Venting, up to 8 tankless water heater units share the same vent system. This allows for significantly fewer wall or roof cuts, less labor, and longer vent lengths than ever possible with single-unit tankless water heater venting.
  • Product works with all Rinnai Tankless water heater models manufactured during 2006 and after (except for model RH180 hybrid Tankless water heaters)
  • The lime condition (LC) notification will not appear in the Rinnai app when the control-r Wi-Fi module is paired with the following series of Rinnai Tankless water heaters manufactured prior to 2009: VA, VB, K.A. and V53e
  • Attaches to side of water heater via magnetic enclosure (indoor models only) or mounts to an indoor wall with supplied mounting hardware
  • Pairs with only 1 Rinnai Tankless water heater
  • Country of origin: China
  • For use with SENSEI SE+ tankless water heaters (condensing) and m-series boilers
  • Black finish
  • Package quantity 1
  • Plastic construction
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • *Note. Rinnai is changing the language in its warranty terms and conditions found in the current User Installation manuals. The existing statement will be replaced by the following: "This Limited Warranty applies only to products that are installed in the United States and Canada. Improper installation may void this Limited Warranty. It is recommended that a trained and qualified professional who has attended a Rinnai installation training class complete your installation." All warranties (old or new manual) will be honored as written above.
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Questions & Answers

Q:does this wifi module work with rinnai rlx94in?
by|Sep 17, 2022
2 Answers
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A:  Yes. It has been improved

by|Apr 17, 2023

A:  Yes. --Tashay

by|Sep 20, 2022
    Q:Does this work with the RU199iN condensing tankless? Does the push button control the recirculation pump? Does it get installed at point of use or by the heater?
    by|Feb 4, 2022
    1 Answer
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    A:  The ControlR works with recirculation. The RU199iN unit doesn't have a pump. --Tashay

    by|May 5, 2023
      1 found this answer helpful
      Q:How can I have the temperature in Celsius on the app installed?
      by|Jul 9, 2020
      1 Answer
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      A:  Can you please email us at feedback rinnai.us.--Tashay

      by|Apr 15, 2023
        Q:One of my remote control units flashes (off then on) when pressed. What does this mean?
        by|Feb 23, 2020
        1 Answer
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        A:  Sorry that this is happening, please email us at feedback@rinnai.us we have some additional questions. --Tashay

        by|Feb 28, 2020
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          Customer Reviews

          2.4 out of 5
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          • 22% recommend this product
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          An Improvement! Having used and been frustrated by previous Control...
          An Improvement! Having used and been frustrated by previous Control R’s it appears that there has finally been an improvement in the firmware of the Control-R. It was easier to connect to my wifi and has been working flawlessly..
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          I installed these items in order to control the built...
          I installed these items in order to control the built in recirculating pump in a RSC199i. The water heaters circulating control has 3 settings, economy, normal and off. Economy and normal turn on the circulator throughout the day. The unit does try to learn your hot water use but combined with the circulator turning on and off all day wastes a lot of energy. By adding the Control-R and remote buttons the circulator will only start when I hit the button. Connecting the Control-R and pairing the button was easy. It did require a software update which required downloading the Rinnai app. Pairing the app to the Control-R was easy. Downloading the update was easy. However, pairing the Control-R to the in house WiFi never worked out. But I really don’t want another thing connected to my phone. The remote buttons work just fine over a distance of 60’. And my energy cost has gone down.
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          1 found this review helpful
          Garbage, really
          It's bad. I had to put a wireless access point right next to the thing to get it connected, but then the app fails to retrieve information from my heater 99.9% of the time. Recirculation never happens. Check the Rinnai app store reviews. Save yourself from hours of hair-pulling frustration.
          Response from Rinnai Product ExpertSep 15, 2022
          We are sorry for the issues you had with connecting. Can you please email us at feedback@rinnai.us? We would love to see how we can help with this. --Tashay RinnaiAmerica
            Doesn't work - app never connects
            I knew I was in for a bad time when I downloaded the required Rinnai app and it was full of 1-star reviews. The app is awful and I can never get it to connect. It seems that this is a common problem. Total waste of money.
              I have a strong WiFi signal from a mesh router...
              I have a strong WiFi signal from a mesh router system at home, so have not had as many issues with the connection dropping as some people have reported, but it has stopped working twice. Also, the app is a little rough around the edges. It's usable, but clunky.
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              Does not work
              Terrible troubles with linking the Control-R box with wifi. Sometimes it takes days to figure out solution for linking. There are times when I don't even know why it starts working, or not working. Can't figure a clear solution. This can be maddening to have to waste time figuring it out !!!!! The Apps recent update made things worse.
                1 found this review helpful
                Highly unreliable
                Have had 2 fail in first year. Wifi often drops out. Doesn't seem to control the water heater reliably. Most recent software update does not appear to have been tested - it shows linked to the smartphone app and I can adjust the temperature, but it no longer allows me to start or stop recirculation - despite the app showing its running or not running, it may or may not be. Also with the latest update neither alexa, nor google home can reach it (tells user no devices registered)
                Response from Product ExpertAug 25, 2021

                I am so sorry to hear that you are having issues with the app. Please contact Rinnai directly at 1-800-621-9419 as they might be able to assist with troubleshooting.

                Thank you!
                  1 found this review helpful
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                  Response from Rinnai Product ExpertDec 14, 2020
                  Can you please email us your specific feedback at feedback@rinnai.us?--Tashay RinnaiAmerica
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                  1 found this review helpful
                  Poor App/User Design
                  Just installed and I was able to use the app to get it set up, but what a poor user experience! Rinnai - spend a few bucks to get a user experience designer instead of an engineer to think about the user experience for the app! Examples: - you can't set a timer for the system to turn on at 6 am and turn off at Midnight (12 am). Instead, you have to say 6am to 11:30pm (because it gets confused by the two am timers). - using the QR code to register the heater is a great idea, but it couldn't read it and kept saying it was invalid, forcing a manual registration. - there's an icon in the lower left corner of the app titled "Priority" but there's no explanation of what it does! - if you have larger text settings on your phone, you can't read the text in the app (it doesn't scroll) - Product information, which I assume should load if you've registered, is blank - Demo is useless. Doesn't do anything. Instructions would be more appropriate. All that being said, the wired controller that I have on my other Rinnai is equally non intuitive. Rinnai really needs to invest in some user-centric designers.
                  Response from Rinnai Product ExpertNov 19, 2020
                  Thank you for your detailed feedback. We've heard you and are excited to announce a new app coming out in the very near future that addresses many of your concerns. Please look forward to it in the next month or so and let us know how you like it.--Tashay RinnaiAmerica
                    1 found this review helpful
                    Does not stay connected to WiFi
                    The device connects and disconnects constantly. Spent hours with support on the phone. Have two more smart controllers in the garage along side the Control-R (Genie garage door WiFi module and a WiFi light switch). Both maintain WiFi connection, but the Control-R is flaky. Essentially unusable.
                    Response from Rinnai Product ExpertNov 12, 2020
                    We are sorry for the issues you have had. Please email us feedback@rinnai.us. --Tashay RinnaiAmerica
                      1 found this review helpful
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