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Larry Lambert 11-09-2011 12:16 PM

Pilot Light on Water Heater Not Staying Lit
I have a whirllpool Flame Lock gas heater model BFGlF404S3dHOV and it will light at first heat and then the pilot goes out. It will not stay lighted after heating the water.

ll2none 11-10-2011 08:46 AM

Water heater
Ive been told that when that happens its because of a bad thermo couple...

how 11-11-2011 01:39 AM

some other possibilities...
The Pilot orifice could be resticting the pilot flame output enough for the draft created by the main burner to pull the pilot flame away from the thermocouple, which then locks out the pilot. This usually happens after the main burners shut down.

The thermocouple is not in it's proper position in relationship to the pilot flame. (Not fully enveloped by the pilot flame)

If this unit has flame quard technology, then make sure the air intake into the burner compartment is not covered with dust.

Condensation dripping on the pilot. Any water stains below the pilot?

Larry Lambert 11-14-2011 08:45 PM

Pilot light will not stay lighted
I paid for advice on this site and was told it was a bad thermocoupling. I bought a new one and installed it. I still have the problem. Who do I go to who I ipaid for this bad advise and does any one have any suggestions.:censored:

plumber666 11-15-2011 08:07 AM

Who did you pay for advice?

TGMcCallie 11-15-2011 02:37 PM

Bad business for someone to charge another forum member for advise they give. This is solcitation and I think it is not allowed on this forum, especially if you charge a person for giving information. Am I correcte???

ben's plumbing 11-15-2011 02:47 PM

if unit is in warranty contact whirlpool they will ship out complete assy ....problem could be those little safty switches....had alot of them go bad.on these whirlpool junkers.......sorry but i do think there heaters are junk....please follow up with who you paid for right at all Ben

jimmy21 11-15-2011 08:31 PM

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I was thinking he meant on another site where you might pay a fee to get advice.

sweet-talka 08-06-2012 05:41 PM

Aqua heater problemz
Hello folks,,, well i seem to be having the same water heater problem as most.. Pilot wont stay lit.. I just replaced the thermocoupler.. And i tapped the gas valve wit screwdriver,, still no go.. So whats my next move folks.. All help appreciated.. Thankx jd..

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