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Manual for honeywell natural gas valve. Vr8204c 1084

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Google for "Vr8204c 1084 manual" ... 1st item says:
http://www.warming-trends.com/manuals/HoneywellTroubleshootingGuide.pdf

68-0047 - VR8204; VR4204 Intermittent Pilot Dual Automatic Valve Combination Gas Controls

Pretty much chapter and verse - you don't usually get any more.XV66OI
This is an industrial valve. Are you safe to meddle with it?

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There are basically two types of Honeywell gas control valves.
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Whirlpool 6th sense natural gas water heater 50 gal. Bought brand new today. Upon installation, discover low gas pressure running to unit. Turned out that gas line had under ground leak so had to turn...


1) Be careful before you Call Whirlpool 1-877-817-6750.
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