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    sorry to get off topic but I put a new water heater in about 13 months ago
    in my house and now the dam thing will not stay lit as of the last two days
    I just went down and had to relight the dam thing again, It will bring the
    tank up to temp then it will go out again, so if anybody knows what's wrong
    Id sure would appreciate it
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  • #2
    Bad thermocouple?
    Jeff

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    • #3
      No Hot H20

      I would agree...
      Bad thermo coupler...............

      sstec

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      • #4
        Is the shielding for the thermocouple in place, keeps the fire on it correctly?

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        • #5
          Like the others said ...probably the thermacouple. I've seen the pilot light get low and have to be adjusted higher to keep a flame on the thermocouple but not very often. every once in a great while the pilot light will stop-up partially from trash in the line. like berry said look and see if the flame is staying on the thermo.
          heres you a link to some reading.
          http://www.rd.com/content/openConten...ontentId=10816
          http://www.americanwaterheater.com/s...p_tc_instr.pdf
          Gone But Never Forgotten!

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          • #6
            water heater

            Hello Dan from a neighbor in Sask.Canada. Have to agree with the thermocouple idea. Only other thing we experienced was with one that would only last about 8 months & have to be changed was the pilot flame was adjusted too high & would quickly overheat the thermo.Under an allen screw on your gas valve you will find a small screw to adjust the pilot flame. Might be worth turng down a bit if your new thermo fails as quickly as the first. Hope this helps .
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            • #7
              Had the same prob. with one o' my water heaters, seems that when they installed the burner they scooped some fibre glass insulation into it, made the flame crazy, kicked out the CO sensor (this is on a direct vent model, no flue) pulled the burner, blew out the FG, no problems 6 yrs. later.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by J hall View Post
                Bad thermocouple?
                Another vote for the thermocouple, at least that's what went last year on ours. Funny how they pick the cold season to go
                hre

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