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Old 04-11-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Pilot light on GE water heater goes out when burners go off. I'd hate to replace the thermalcouple if that isn't the problem cuz it comes in a pilot assembly and costs about $40.

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You can pick up a thermocouple for under $10.00. If you can't replace that, call in a plumber.
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Pilot light on GE water heater goes out when burners go off. I'd hate to replace the thermalcouple if that isn't the problem cuz it comes in a pilot assembly and costs about $40.

Try and tighten up the nut that goes into the regulator. That may fix it if not go to a box store and get a thermacouple like was mention around $10.00 . The universal will work length doesn't mean anything as long as it is long enough . If you have to get a longer one juse put a big loop in it . Don't kink it tho. good luck have fix many of them nothing to it
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Just to update, the problem ended being the gas control valve. Thanks for trying to help
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