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Burner & pilot went out, will not go without having a gap in the burner access door

I have an 80 gal gas Rheem water heater. burner and pilot went out, will not go without having a gap in the burner access door.Please help, need a shower

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Replace the pilot generator and everything will work again. It is a problem with it sensing the flame from the pilot and when the generator stops working it tends to knock everything out

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Probably don't have good news for do-it-yourself repair.
Richmond is Rheem.
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FV trip requires part replacement, and flooded heater has to be replaced.

I read one thread that might help:
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I posted same question on pro water heater forums, and the plumbers will not man up and tell how to replace the part. They cite legal issue because gas water heater is dangerous, period.
They have a point, but I am still looking for a good DIY answer.

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