Re: Hot Water heater pilot light works and then it doesnt
Posted by hj on March 16, 2002 at 08:48:55:
In response to Re: Hot Water heater pilot light works and then it doesnt
It is impossible to give a good reason without checking the water heater, but the first thing would be to make sure the thermocouple is tight in the control Heat may cause expansion and break the contact in the control until it cools off if it is not tight enough.

: 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?




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