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I replaced the thermocoupler still not staying lit.

I replaced the thermocoupler but the pilot will only stay lit when the water heater needs to turn on. after it heats the waer it will go out again.

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  • saole702 Feb 25, 2009

    changed thermocoup and cleaned gas line to pilot after water heated pilot goes out gas lines are snug

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    replaced a thermocouple now pilot light not staying lit

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I understand it that once the main burners go off, after the thermostat is satisfied (water heated) the pilot goes out too at the same time.
Make super sure the top of the t-couple is getting hit directly by the pilot flame. You may need to adjust the t-couples position, or even clean the pilot assemblies oriface. Double checking the connection of the coax cable at the gas valve would be a good idea too. tight but not super tight.

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