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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take the thermocouple out and match it up at any hard wear store. Maybe $10. Replace it .Make sure the flame is clean and hitting the rod in the center center. Ajust (Bend) accordingly.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
It is most likely the water valve stuck open, telling the controls to heat water, that it thinks is flowing through it, but without actual flow it overheats. Depending on how comfortable you are with taking it apart yourself, you could open the valve to see if it just needs cleaned out, or if you have a ruptured diaphragm or some other cause.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
The thermocouple has failed. It is the temp probe that goes from the pilot lite burner area to the control valve. Go to your local plumbng repair shop and buy one. Most appliance parts stores have them also. Take the old one with you and they will hook you up with an exact replacement. They are not that hard to change. Usually a nut or 2 screws in the temp bulb area at the burner end and a nut that threads into the control valve.
Make sure before you install the new one that the area where it mates to the gas valve is clean. Should be about a 20 min job including clean up with replacement parts in hand.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
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I would suspect the thermal coupler is bad or at the very least out of adjustment. The Thermal Coupler must be in the flame when the pilot is lit. If it is close but barely being touched by the flame it will do just what you are experiencing. If it is in the flame replace it.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
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Posted on Sep 27, 2013
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