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Suburban hot water heater sw6p shooting out flames

My suburban sw6p hotwater heater in my travel trailer has issues. i replaced the pilot burner assembly because the pilot wouldnt light and after replacing it , i lit it and it lit great and stayed lit. seconds after switching it to on, the burner ignited and second after it did, it started shooting flames out and up the side of my rv. what is going on?

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Just bought and replaces pilot light assembly and installed on our Suburban Hot waster heater at camp we can get pilot ,but when you go to put the gas on it goes right out? How to fix??

Posted on Aug 26, 2013

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Quit screwing around and shut gas off at tank valve and call a professional ASAP!!!!!!!!! This is a serious and quite dangerous situation. Fixya is full of people who think they know. This is a situation needing a hands on experienced professional,not a bunch of whining incompetent egocentric morons.

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SOURCE: the pilot on My atwood water heater will not stay

Did you make sure the connection between the thermocouple and the control is tight and that the tip of the thermocouple is in the flame?

Posted on Jun 28, 2010

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SOURCE: I replace my thermal coupling. burner doesn't ignite

is the burner assembly sitting pronperly on it;s cradle,, this will put it at just the right distance for it to ignite,,

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Atwood water heater - pilot light and flame malfunction

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The thermocouple sensor may not be in the best position to sense that the pilot is lit.
Adjust the thermocouple mount or simply bend the thermocouple "wire" so that the pilot flame is touching the tip.

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SOURCE: Water heater doesn't keep running

Sounds like youo have a problematic gas valve. But I would get a gasfitter to replace it. Not for the amatuer.

Posted on Nov 27, 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.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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