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Old 02-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Is it okay to just jump the two wires on the control valve and leave them tie together THIS IS ON A GAS HOT WATER HEATER THERE IS TWO WIRE COMING OUT OF IT THE OLD VALVE DIDN'T HAVE THESE


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Is it okay to just jump the two wires on the control valve and leave them tie together

Maybe a pic?

or

A little bit more info.

Such as two wire on what or what control valve. We talking faucet, furnace dryer, ice maker what control?

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is this a newer control valve for water heater and you have the old style...pictures...as plumber 1o1 said...
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Yes it is don't have any pics,
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The two wires you are talking about probably are coming off a sensor. This sensor is called an Oxygen Depletion Sensor. If the sensor is bad then replace the sensor other wise figure out what is causing the sensor to cut off the control valve.

Will the water heater lite and burners operate?
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Yes it stays lit
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Yes it is don't have any pics,
I think those wires are for a safty switch that your old heater does not have...you could try it by installing valve and jumping wires togeother.....as long as its not a whirpool control......if it works make sure it cycles..on -off
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The old one didn't have a sensor attach
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What does the install instructions say to do?

Usually if there is an upgrade in valves and being used in a water heater without the need of the sensor then there should be instructions.

Did you order this valve specifict to this water heater or just get a valve?
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It is a whirlpool
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Just got one at lowes
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Yes it stays lit
turn up thermostat see if it starts watch it for a cycle see if it shuts off at tempture...then draw water to start see if it starts...thats a cycle..
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THat's the first mistake.

Get one spefific to your water heater.

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