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Old 09-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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I just moved into my new house, and the water heater pilot light has since went out on my twice? Is there any reason why this might be happening. The gas valve is opened all the way, I'm not too sure what might be causing the pilot to go out.
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New house or new to you? There could be a draft moving through the area of the unit, blowing out the pilot light. If it is an older home, the thermocouple may be bad and need replaced.
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New house or new to you? There could be a draft moving through the area of the unit, blowing out the pilot light. If it is an older home, the thermocouple may be bad and need replaced.
Very old house over 60 years old. New to me!
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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make sure it is tight into the gas valve and the pilot flame is covering the probe to heat it.....local hardware or HD has them cheap to replace.if the hot water heater was empty and you refilled it when you moved in or it was off with the gas shut off your tank might be dripping condensate from the cold water hitting the thermocouple probe and knocking it out.if the main gas comes on and you hear snapping sound that could be the dripping condensate hitting the burner.
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