Hot Water heater pilot light works and then it doesnt
Posted by Roy Weil on March 15, 2002 at 23:53:35:
I have a hot water heater about 8 years old. I came back froma vacation and the pilot light was out. Could not get it to stay on, so replaced the thermal couple. It now lights and makes hot water. However sometimes if I come back later, it is out. Try to light it and it will not stay light, come back 3-4 hours later and it lights, main gas burner comes on and maybe will stay light for 2-3 days, maybe only a couple or hours. Water in all cases was hot. Also noticed the gas control is warm. Both the box nd the gas line pipe coming into the box. I do not know if that is usual or not.

Any thoughts on what I should replace next?