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Old 10-24-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Water heater pilot will not stay lit


My pilot went out last night. I can get it to light but it will not stay that way. I installed a new t-coupler and the same remains true. It lights but after a minute when I release the gas, it goes out again. I then took off the other lines and checked for clogs and they are fine. I am lost. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-24-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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You may have a bad gas control valve.

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Old 10-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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Is there any way to check that?
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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Yes, but you would need to know how which is better done by a pro to be sure. Is it the older style heater which has an open combustion chamber? or the new sealed ones which has a door with a couple of nuts on it?
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:02 PM   #5
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It's a newer unit installed 3 yrs ago.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:06 PM   #6
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What brand?
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #7
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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there is a reset button did you press it? its on the combustion chamber door.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:12 PM   #9
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I haven't seen it... More info on the reset position please...
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:15 PM   #10
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can you post a picture of the area of the heater where the thermocouple goes into the heater?
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:17 PM   #11
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I found it.....Thanks! I will see if it's popped and let you know!
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:18 PM   #12
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Does the door look like this?
http://www.terrylove.com/images/wp/b...ersion_kit.jpg

The little white button on the right may need to be pressed in. its the center tiny button. if it clicks then it was tripped. if not then it may be the control valve.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #13
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You had me excired but it wasn't the reset. It must be the valve. Thanks for the input!
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:27 PM   #14
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Did you check the bradfordwhite website to see if it was under warranty? if its only a couple years old it should be.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:42 PM   #15
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It is under warranty. I hope they will send it to me without any issues.

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