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Reliance 606 40 Gal Model No. 6040YORT pilot light Fails intermittedly

In the last two days The pilot Light on my Reliance 606, 40 Gal. Model # 6040YORT pilot light Fails intermittedly. Sometimes pilot runs for a time. Have observed pilot to blow out when burner flame shuts off.

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This is not a solution to that problem, but the dripping water is just condensation from the cold water in the tank. Like a coke can on a warm day. It goes away after everything warms up. It is more than likely a gas valve, but I have fooled mine into working by not turning the valve all the way up to the full on position.

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Kenny did you change the thermo coupler?

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: The pilot light blows out every time the main

it's the thermocoupler ( about $20 ) that is bad replace it. if that doesnt do it it is the box with the on/off/ pilot button ( about $175 ) I found a complete unit at www.americanrvcompany.com for $275 plus shipping ($300 total) and that is how i fixed the exact problem with mine.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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SOURCE: The pilot light & will stay lit. untill the burner cycles on/off

MAKE SURE THE BURNER TUBE AND ORIFICES ARE CLEAN. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER LP PRESSURE.

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SOURCE: Model 22V40F1 40-gals unit. Pilot lights up OK but won't stay lit

change the thermcouple

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Status light indicates one of the Honeywell electronic gas control valve.
Status light not blinking indicates that water heater gas control not receiving electrical power for power vent models.
Or thermocouple is bad on non-power vent models
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Depending on model, and age, the thermocouple can be tested and replaced. Or entire burner assembly is replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

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For general instructions:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

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In my first 15 years as a plumber I never saw a pilot light issue on a gas WH that a new thermocouple didn't fix. Since the government mandated a redesign of the fire box, I've seen three that nothing ever fixed - two Whirlpools and one (my usually ultrareliable) AO Smith - including replacing the entire burner assembly and the regulator. And I've heard of many others.

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Check the microvents on the bottom ? of the burn box for dust, even if it is new.
Call Reliant and demand new units until you get one that works.
Try another model. Consider a 52gal electric.

I've always recommended gas over electric, and AO Smith and Rheem were my recommendations (and "Reliants" were "lumber yard" water heaters. Sorry.)

Since the mandated redesigns, I don't really have a "proven reliable" model to suggest. I increasingly believe the restricted air flow design is the ultimate culprit, including any changes to the thermocouple/regulator construct to accommodate the restricted air flow design. Just my hunch.

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http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/

Best way to start is to look at label on side of tank.
Label has serial number, model number, plus it will say if heater is gas or electric.
Reliance water heater age is shown in serial number: first digit is letter, second two digits are numbers: for example numbers 02 would be the year 2002.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

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