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Burner lights but will not shut off. then pressure

I have a Atwood gas water heater model # G6A-8E.The burner lights normally but after a short while the pressure release valve starts to leak as the water heats up and the burner will not shut off. The leak starts off as small drops of water to water flowing quickly through the valve.Help!!

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I am having the same problem with mine changed the pressure relief valve and the ECO \ TSTAT but still gets extremely hot can't even touch the water what else could it be

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    What did you do to solve this problem? I am having same issue.

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CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE WATER TEMP IS AT THE NORMAL OPERATING RANGE. USUALLY AROUND 120-130 DEGREES. IF IT IS, CHANGE OUT THE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE. IF THE TEMP IS OUT OF SCALE, CHANGE OUT THE ECO AND TSTAT.

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