Question about Water Heaters
When it first started you could turn it off and on a couple of times and it would stay on and work. After a month it gradualy got harder and harder to get to stay on till now it want stay on but 5 sec and thats it.
The flame rod could use cleaning with some steel wool. The other thing is the pressure switch on the inducer might not register the air flow.
Posted on Jan 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
One of the proper ways to light a gas water heater, is to turn the black knob to Pilot, put a match to the end of the pilot light, while holding the match there, push the red reset button down and hold the match & the reset button down for one full minute. Then, release the reset button and turn the black knob to On. This should keep the pilot light on.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
I have the same problem. Water heater operates on a very simple principle. of thermo-mechanical feed-back and response. In my case, I have a Kenmore Power Miser 6, NG heater with an electronic pilot ignition system. The heater is just over one year old and last month (conveniently just after the 12 month service warranty expired) the pilot light started extinguishing on a very regular basis. I find it interesting that the very problem I am experiencing, is happening to other Kenmore owners (victims). The solution can be found in replacing one of two possible components; the pilot assembly or the gas valve manifold. The price of DIY pilot assembly replacement is approx. $60 . The valve component is significantly higher. Water heaters are designed and built to provide years of trouble-free reliable service. This is the first Kenmore product I have owned. From a customer perspective, with regard to product performance, Sears/Kenmore needs to take a strong look at their supplier quality. Oh, by the way, contacting Sears for remedial relief only managed to frustrate and infuriate me. You see, I am in Quality for a world-class aircraft company. I understand what ethical steps are required to satisfy a valued customer. I plan on ripping out the defective unit this weekend and replacing it with a reliable Home depot special. At least with HD, if the heater fails to perform , I can return it. Hey Sears in Chicago, don't come crying to the consumer when you are looking for the trendy "bail out". Signed- "Burned Out" in La Habra, California.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
does the fan come on, if not there is a problem with the circuit board, if it does then there is a problem with the gas valve or a wire from the gas valve to the fan , if the fan doesn't come on the gas valve is told not to open to light thru the circuit board,
Posted on May 30, 2009
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