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Piolet LIGHT Won't stay on

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

olddewsons
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SOURCE: The piolet light will not stay lit on a GE Profile

Make sure there is not a direct draft hiting heater. this wil always blow out flame.
It could be thermo-cuppling. If this is bad,it wont leave gas come in to keep piolet light lite. hope this helps. :)

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

motor1258
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SOURCE: The piolet light will not light. If I turn the

You may have a plugged orifice in the pilot tube assy. If you have any way of getting to the orifice with compressed air, and blow back, it may dislodge it, if it is plugged. If possible, carefully remove pilot tube at valve end first, so that if it is debris in there, it blows clean of the tube, so it won't clog again. Otherwise you'll have to remove complete assy. Another thing to try as well, is to shut valve off, loosen fitting at valve for pilot tube, AND MAKING SURE NO FLAME OR SPARK ANYWHERE IN THE AREA, take a spray bottle with dish soap and water mixed (bubble tester) and then spray at pilot fitting when it is loose, and push pilot, to see if any bubbles appear, indicating gas flow. If no flow there, then I'd get a new gas valve.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

SOURCE: installed upgrade to water heater and piolet light

New gas water heaters drip condensation the first time they are lit.
The dripping stops.
You should be fine.
Keep us posted.
You can add a comment and I will help further if needed.

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool gas water heater model FG1H5040T3NV. The

Hello. I see this all the time with these Whirlpool units. Do this:
Make sure that the end of the thermocouple is over the pilot light. The therocouple needed to be pushed farther thru the hole in the bracket.

That may solve your problem, I hope it does.

That said, if this is a new unit, seriously consider returning it. IF it is not new and the suggestion above does not solve the problem replace the thermocouple. IF that does not solve it, replace the gas valve. Joe

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Posted on Nov 29, 2010

SOURCE: pilot light won't stay lit on new water heater

1) Get more air to the water heater and see if problem continues.
2) Read the following pdf-s for things that might apply to your situation.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Negative-pressure.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Attic-Ventilation-and-Pilot-Outage-in-Gas%20Water-Heaters.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pilot-light-will-not-stay-lit.pdf

3) Read pdfs above first, and then Add a comment with missing information below, for possible do-it-yourself help.
Does this water heater have a blower?
Is gas valve electronic? Or does gas valve have a dial?
If gas valve is electronic, have you checked outlet with circuit analyzer?
Did pilot light work correctly for a while? If so how long?
Where is water heater located? Hot attic? Closet? Garage? Is area dirty and dusty? Has air intake been cleaned?
What color is pilot flame? Clear blue or yellow-or-orange?
Have you inspected inside of combustion chamber for dripping water?

Posted on Aug 29, 2011

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It could be thermo-cuppling. If this is bad,it wont leave gas come in to keep piolet light lite. hope this helps. :)

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