DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
235 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i have a 93 prowler travel trailer and the water heater will not stay lit, it will light but wont stay lit . the unit has electronic ignition no pilot light. The unit lights but after 5 seconds it goes out. any ideas on what is wrong???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,118 Posts
Fisrt guess, bad thermocouple. It senses that there is fire and tells the gas valve all is OK. If it is malfunctioning, it will shut off the gas valve. Look at the burner unit, is it clean, free of rust and debris?? Is the thermocouple in the flame when it lights?? If the thermocouple is not in the flame, that is the same as not sensing fire.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,010 Posts
I would also wonder if there is some manner of valve that prevents gas from flowing if the trailer is not setting level, or within a certain degree thereof. Might not be a bad idea to chase that entire circuit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,493 Posts
Got enough gas? regulator work OK? Other gas appliance work OK in the trailer IE; Stove? Spiders in the pilot line or main burner?
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top