Question about Heating & Cooling
Just found out the thermocouple is bad in our gas hot water heater which is a whirlpool we got it at lowes about 2 years ago how can we go about fixing it and not spending alot of money please help.......
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Posted on Dec 16, 2009
I would contact Whirlpool directly first, a few years ago they had a model that had bad thermocouplers and burner assemblys, especially the one's sold at Lowe's. I worked for an apartment complex that used these and had some go out a month after install.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
If there is a cover on the front with a little window you cant fix unit. you must replace the heater.if ont there is a small line that goes to the burner tray.you can replace thermocoupler without takeing the tray out,it is a skilled task.you may need a plumber to come to fix if you can't.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
A thermocoupling isn't hard to replace and they are about $6 at Lowes. Just put it back the way you took it off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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