water heater
Posted by Paul Ruklic on March 07, 2002 at 13:31:31:
Hi Terry

I have a fairly new (16 months) Sears gas water heater. Recently the pilot lite started going out. I cleaned the thermocouple and relite. Within the week it went out again.

I relit, turned the heat up and watched. This is what I saw;

Sometimes the flame emitted by the burner large and feathery, like there is to much pressure. The flame extends beyound the thermocouple and blows out the pilot.

Othertimes the burner works properly emitting a more compact blue flame that is perfectly oriented on the thermocouple.

What's going on?


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