Gas water heater pilot light goes out frequently
Posted by Michelle C. on June 28, 19100 at 09:16:50:

Based on our research (especially on this web site), we had the Bradford White M-2-XR504T10
propane-configured gas water heater installed in our newly-built house last summer. The unit has been
great until recently.

About 6-8 weeks ago, we started having trouble with the pilot light going out, and this has happened
5 times since. It re-lights fine and has stayed lit as long as 2 weeks before going out again. Most
recently, it went out two days in a row (no hot water in the morning yesterday or today).

We also have propane for our fireplace, which has a pilot light and which has not had any troubles
during this timeframe.

The water heater is installed in the attic and has a small recirculating on the water line to help save
water (the furthest hot water drop loops back).

While obviously still under warranty, both from Bradford White and also from our builder, we're
curious what could be causing the problem.



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