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Atwood 6gal self ignite wont stay lit

Burner clicks off right away

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Are you sure of model number, as it doesn't indicate electronic ignition. That said, if you do have electronic ignition, there is a small thermal cut-out in power line (brown wire) to thermostat terminal. It is inside the clear plastic sleeve and is connected between power wire and thermostat. Pull it apart and remove that thermal cut out temporarily and just connect wire direct to thermostat terminal where other end came off. Now try it, if it ignites and runs good, replace that thermal cut out. If no better, get back to me. That thermal cut out is a safety device in case of flame up, so be sure to replace it once diagnosis confirms it is defective.

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Hi i have a atwood 22.7 litre water heater model mpd93754 . IT ignites heats water, but wont shut off when it gets too hot. could you please help solve this problem . many thanks rod baker.


Gas control valve thermostat might be bad.
The copper cylinder located on back of gas control that sticks into water is the thermostat.
If thermostat is not reading correct temperature, then gas might stay lit.
Usually the gas control will sense overheated water and trip the ECO so no gas will flow to burner.
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Immediately update your insurance and then turn off gas.
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I would suggest that you replace the thermo-couple. It is a long, slender copper "wire" that runs from the control unit to inside of the unit. THe thermo couple's job is to regulate the pilot light and the lit flame as well.

They generally cost about $10 and take 10 minutes to replace. Some of them are reversed threaded (rights loosen, lefty tighty) and some of them are regular threaded (righty tighty, lefty loosen). TUrn off the gas supply at the meter or an external valve and remove the thermo couple by unthreading it at the control unit. Bring that with you to the hardware store (lowes or Homedepot) to make finding the correct one a simple task.


I hope this helps.

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