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Hello we have 75 gallon Rheem hot water tank that was built in 2004. We have replaced most of the parts in the tank that control the fame opertation and we still have the tank when heat is called for, come on and off continously. please help

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I think the problem is when the demand for gas to the main burner is applied it robs too much gas from the pilot which causes the safety device to shut down the gas until the pilot is hot enough to open the main burner supply again. look for dirt or spider webs where the gas comes out for the pilot if none is found and there is no adjusting screw for the pilot flame then disassemble the pilot assembly and stick a needle inti the orfice where the gas comes out which will make the pilot flame a little bigger.

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