Question about Kenmore Dryers
I asked a question the other day and my wife deleted the return email before I could read it. So I'm going to ask again. My Kenmore propane hot water heater will not stay lit. I depress the red button to light pilot and it lights, but when I release the red button to allow it to stay lit on it's own, it goes out. It's about 6 years old. I've replaced the thermal coupler, but it still will not stay lit. I've blown out the two tubes that carry propane to pilot and the burner thinking maybe they were clogged, but still the pilot would not stay lit. Does this sound like the control valve?
The pilot must encompass the thermocouple "bulb" in order for the thermocouple to generate enough current to keep the pilot valve on. You must also hold the red button down for a long enough period to get the thermocouple hot. If the pilot is not large enough, it could be due to a clog in the pilot orifice at the pilot itself. Sometimes a couple of passes over the end of it with fine steel wool is all it takes to clear it.
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Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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