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Hot water heater doesn't work 2 years old

4 days ago had no hot water. turned waterheater off and then back on.burner inginited and turned off after aprox.1 min. after 3rd time it stayed lit and heated water.worked fine up to now.turned switch off and turned backed on. fan comes on,you can hear igninter come on but no ignition.tried couple of times . no luck . water heater is a ge power vent
propane heater.

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  • traney10 Mar 01, 2009

    I have the sam problem with mine.  I installed it two yrs ago and it constantly turns itself off and gives me a solid light indication.  i cycle the switch on and off and it usually ignites the flame on the second try.  I cant figure out for the life of me what could be causing this problem.  Could the fact that the exhaust comes out of my house at a 45deg angle on the west side of the house.  Dont know im grabbing at straws here.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • tgrant1111 Apr 08, 2009

    I have an electric water heater that is only 2 ys old. We had to turn the water off outside at the manhole 2 days ago to fix a problem in the bathroom. After turning the water back on a couple of hours later, we had water but no hot water. The light on the tank is on. We reset and switched the breaker but still no hot water. Help.....

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First I would check to be sure your propane tank(s) are not empty and valve is not turned off and that the required gas pressure is being delivered to the unit i.e. pressure line tubing is not kinked or leaking - pressure regulator is operating properly.

Another culprit could be the thermocouple is malfunctioning or is not positioned properly, hence not allowing it to sense the flame.

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