Re: Replacing a thermal coupling
Posted by hj on October 10, 2001 at 08:58:07:
In response to Re: Replacing a thermal coupling
Unless you have a very old water heater, the thermocouple just pulls out of its spot in the bracket. But if the heater stays lit long enough to heat the water the thermocouple may not be the problem.

: I am assuming my thermal coupling on my heater has gone bad and am thinking of replacing it before I call someone for service. My pilot light will light, however the regulator becomes rather warm and once the burners turn off the pilot light is out and will not relight for several hours until the regulator cools back down. However I have never changed a thermal coupling but I am rather sure it is a simple process if I could just find directions for it. I am assuming I can un-screw it from the gas regulater and remove the bolt off the tip next to the pilot light and the thing will come out and yes all that after I turn the gas off. If I am not on track in replacing this someone let me know before I make a mess of it. And if you have a how-to link for doing something like this let me know.
: Thanks

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