Water heater w/ soot
Posted by Mike Sperger on March 25, 1999 at 00:14:37:
Hi there,

We have a gas water heater that started losing both pilot
and burner about two or three weeks ago. There was a
lot of soot on the burner, and I took it out and cleaned
it pretty thoroughly. Used compressed air to clean out
the individual vents(?) on the burner. When I put it
back in, the pilot won't stay lit (as before) and the
whole thing shuts off after about two minutes of
operation. I have shut off the water heater and the
gas line for safety and I'm going to call in a repair
service. For the sake of a second opinion, can you
point to any possible solutions?


Mike Sperger
Intrepid Homeowner

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