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My hot water keeps going warm then cold. The pilot light starts and fires up but then it goes off and starts up again. Need help please. Thanks

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Possibly the thermostat cut off switch is not working

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SOURCE: My hot water keeps going Luke warm the. Cold. Central heating is working, pilot light is firing up when I put the hot water on. I think it could be the diverter valve. Could it be anything else. If so

check the hot water coming from a faucet, if it stays hot your problem is in the thing getting or using the hot water, maybe the hot water line is sitting somewhere before it is being used.
If the water is luke warm coming out of the tap the problem is the hotwater heater itself. The coldwater inlet pipe going into the heater has been eaten away inside and is now too high in the tank.

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