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Old 04-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #16
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AO Smith water heater burner wont stay lit.


Remove the two tubes coming out of the control valve---remove the screws holding the cover plate for the burner opening--then the whole burner assembly should slide out---

The manufacturer should have a set of drawings available on line--and a parts list.

Some makers will not sell to homeowners--only plumbers---my supply house carries repair parts for many brands--call and see if your plumbing supply house has parts for your brand---

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #17
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Remove the two tubes coming out of the control valve---remove the screws holding the cover plate for the burner opening--then the whole burner assembly should slide out---

The manufacturer should have a set of drawings available on line--and a parts list.

Some makers will not sell to homeowners--only plumbers---my supply house carries repair parts for many brands--call and see if your plumbing supply house has parts for your brand---
Hey Mikey! I might just have you over to my house. (You know where I live ) I have the EXACT same issue going on with the EXACT same heater.

I contacted AO and they told me the entire pilot assembly needs to be replaced, but the parts are available at Ace hardware.

The thing's only 4 years old. The assembly is around 40 bucks or so.

You can't replace just the thermocouple due to a fusible link that is built in.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #18
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AO Smith water heater burner wont stay lit.


Get the parts--I'll do it for a hot beef sandwich and fries!

Call me---The whole guts just slide out after the cover plate is loosened.

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