Re: Hot Water heater pilot light works and then it doesnt
Posted by Dale B on February 18, 2003 at 09:40:55:
In response to Re: Hot Water heater pilot light works and then it doesnt
: : 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?

: No spill switch on heater.

: I am having a similar problem, the pilot won't stay lit for more than a day. What did you find out with your problem?


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