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Wont stay lite

I have a reliance water heater and i cant get it to stay lite i
hold the red button and hit the ignitor it lites but it does not kick on
it did the same thing yesterday and it did stay lite

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  • Dale Koehn
    Dale Koehn May 11, 2010

    thanks for your question, how old is the HWT ? do you still have the instruction manual ? are there wires running to a little disc, about the size of a dime near the view port on the tank ?


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I recommend contacting the company and asking them to send you a new thermocouple. This is easy to change and will most likely solve your problem. When you contact them have all of the information ready such as model #, serial #, date of purcahse etc., whatever you have. good luck

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