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Pilot wont stay lit - Rheem 36" Water Heater Thermocouple Kit

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  • coldshowers Feb 17, 2009

    We have a Vulcan Freeloader external storage water gas heater and the flame keeps going out.

    We light it and that fires and heats the whole tank....then it goes out a little while later.

    4 plumber visits later, we still have no diagnosis!

    help!

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I'm assuming that you changed the Thermocouple due to the fact that your posting here.

The First thing I can tell you is to bring the Thermocouple back to the store and exchange it for a new one. Not often but once in a while you can get a defective thermocouple even though it's brand new.

When you install the new one you may have to adjust the position of the probe so that it is directly in the path of the pilot, that is important. Make sure the nuts are snug.

Let me know how it turns out.

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