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How much does a thermocouple for a whirlpool hot water heater bfg1f4040s3nov cost?

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Nope, turn off all gas to the heater. Remove the enclosure containing the burner. Disconnect both the gas line and the thermocouple line from the gas valve and pull out the whole burner assembly. Take a pair of needle nose plyers and remove the thermocouple from the pilot assembly. Install the new one and reverse the removal procedures to put it all back together. Check to make sure there is no gas leaks and this is important, The nut to turn off the burner tube from the gas valve is reverse threads. Righty to turn off, Leftie to tighten.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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There is the possibility you don't have the thermocouple set in the right place. The flame has to hit it just right. Does the pilot stay on until you turn the gas valve to on, then shuts off, or does it shut off as soon as you let go off the button?

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool gas hot water heater thermocouple is bad

HELLO.. "ALL' THE WHIRLPOOL GAS WATER HEATERS SOLD BY LOWES ARE JUNK...THEY HAVE A DESIGN FLAW...THAT KEEPS THE PILOT LIGHT FROM STAYING LIT...MANY LAWSUITS TO BOTH LOWES & WHIRLPOOL...THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE 2000 ....TO SAVE YOU THE MOST AGGRAVATION & TIME...REPLACE THE HEATER WITH A "DIFFERENT" BRAND..ANY REPAIRS WILL FAIL AGAIN ...WHIRLPOOL & LOWES ARE "NOT" SATNDING BEHIND THESE ....YOU WOULD THINK IN 9 YEAERS...WHIRLPOOL COULD RE-DESIGN THESE TO MAKE THEM RELIABLE....BUT...THEY HAVE BOTH CHOSEN TO DO "NOTHING".......

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Model Number BFG1F4040S3NOV

Don't waste your time replacing any parts. This is, and has been, a known issue with this water heater. They insist that their latest and greatest part will "fix" it, but it doesn't. The only thing it does is make it a little easier to re-light the pilot light. But, it will continue to go out frequently. I bought mine at Lowe's and they won't help with a replacement, either. This brand is JUNK. I suggest you replace the water heater with another brand. By the way, they'll cover the price of the part they'll send, but try to charge you $15.00 shipping every time. Their "customer service" department in India is a joke, too. They have a script they read from and don't know how to answer any questions unless it's part of their script.

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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could be gas valve,make sure you have turn your ajustment off of pilite

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