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Pilot is too strong

Pilot light is orange and strong

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SOURCE: pilot will light, burner will not

check all limit switches to see if they can be reset if so reset it ,if problem reoccurs wich limit is going out ? make sure all wires are connected well to your gas valve , use a low voltage tester to make sure your firing circuit is operating properly , if you have a thermocouple it may not have enough juice left to open your gas valve

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Pilot goes out


The pilot may no be strong enough to keep the thermocouple active . check to see that the pilot is engulfing the thermocoupler completely.
You may have to adjust the pilot for a stronger flame or you may have to clean the pilot orifice if it is dirty. Hope this helps.

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I have a new Atwood G6A-7 water heater. The pilot lights fine but gas flow, when it turns on, is so strong it will blow the pilot out. Certain times, it sounds and looks like a mini fire ball going


Clean burner tube with proper brush, such as long spring type for bar-b-Q burner tube that are available at most hardware stores, and make sure you have new burner tube aligned properly (straight on) with brass orifice on gas control. Then be sure to adjust air shutter for nice blue flame, with little orange at tip. Do not give so much air that flame roars or jumps off the end of the burner tube. Too many people think more air, less fuel, but actually, when flame roaring and jumping off end of tube, the heat passes through faster and it takes longer to heat the water inside the tank. Like I said, only enough air to have quiet, steady blue flame. If your not giving it enough air, you'll see dark soot on trailer above water heater, which indicates burning too rich, need more air, or perhaps pilot is partially plugged. Pilot flame should also be blue, not yellow/orange. Small air intake hole on side of fitting just before pilot tube can get spider web, or debris in it as well. Use air to blow that out or a piece of wire like a paper-clip to clean inside that hole.

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The pilot won't stay lit on gas hot water tank.


Make sure thermocouple tip is seated inside the burner flame.
Make sure thermocouple is not overtightened. Finger-tight + 1/4 turn.
If the pilot lights, then ECO energy cut off is not tripped, but gas control valve might be bad.
Check color of pilot flame: it should be strong and clear blue.
If pilot flame is weak, or color of flame is yellow-orange: Clean pilot orifice and burner and combustion parts on yearly basis.
Clean air intake screen if applicable.
Increase air supply to water heater. Open a window and see what happens.
Check for adequate draft going up chimney using match under vent hood to see if smoke drafts immediately upwards.
Bleed air out of gas line.
Check gas pressure.

Open following links for troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pilot-light-will-not-stay-lit.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pilot-outage-troubleshooting.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Vent-spillage-test-atmospheric-gas-water-heater.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

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Pilot light will not stay light


1) Open following link for how-to resources, illustrations, and service manuals for some brands of heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

2) Many things can cause pilot problems, including bad thermocouple, air in gas line, low gas pressure, negative pressure in house, bad venting, very hot attic, lack of combustion air, dirty combustion parts and dirty pilot tube, bad gas control, reversed polarity on electrical outlet.

3) If pilot flame is clear blue and strong, then next step is check that thermocouple sits in the flame, and then change thermocouple. This is start point. Following step would be reading service manual for exact troubleshoot and testing steps.

4) If pilot flame is yellow-or-orange or weak, then clean dirty combustion parts including pilot tube and air intake. Might want to change thermocouple while combustion parts are removed for cleaning.

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If the pilot light will light at all but not have a good strong flame I would remove pilot assembly and clean it thourghly,being careful not to damage pilot orifice. Reinstall pilot and seeif you have any improvement. If pilot still won't stay lit I would replace thermocouple being careful to make sure top inch or so is in pilot flame. Hope this helps. Thanks

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