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Does the Maytag hot water heater model number 153.335440 have a flame arrestor?

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Maytag has not sold water heaters for a long time..
If water heater is older than 10 years, then it probably does not have arrestor.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

Gene


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the pilot is getting too much air and is an indicaiot of dirty or air/ fuel ratio imbalance. The pilot is wimpy and the thermocoupler has alot to do with the gas . Make sure your thermocoupler is on the tip of the flame. You may end up replacing it. because it is showing signs of eminnt failure. When it fals your curners won't fire up. Good luck.

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Make sure thermostat is turned to 120 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn the thermostat down and back up to see if it ignites. If it lights put the cover back on and set it to temp you want it to be. if not, you have a bad thermostat.
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The thermocouple sensor may not be in the best position to sense that the pilot is lit.
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Yellow flame, clean the flame arrestor screen
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html


Flame is blue:
Low gas pressure.
Bad gas control valve.
Dirty combustion parts.
Clean the water heater parts and catch up on maintenance.-
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

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Rheem water heater about 3 years old. No hot water.


Get more fresh air to unit and see if that improves problem
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Bad vent
Lack of maintenance/ dirty combustion parts
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

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Digital signal


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clogged manifold tube
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inadequate venting
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http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Find-Age-of-water-heater.pdf
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

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Look at label on side of unit and add comment.
Otherwise call service tech to repair/ replace water heater and clean arrestor screen (air intake) and replace or reset parts as needed, depending on model number and brand water heater.

AO Smith, Bradford white, and Rheem are main manufacturers.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
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Reliant 501 Natural Gas won't stay lit


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Thermocouple is good if the pilot stays lit continuously.

501 is older model. Unknown if this unit has FVIR protection and sealed combustion chamber or open air intake on front of unit.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Reliance-2006-Service-Handbook.pdf

With FVIR protection:
Get more fresh air to the unit.
Clean the flame arrestor screen.
Test and replace the thermocouple:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-thermocouple.html
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