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Pilot spark tries to ignight when gas is off and electric is on

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This is a safety. That way, a bunch of unburned gas won't spill into your home, causing an explosion hazard.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Junkers wr11 has no spark and no power


Is it gas or electric? if it is gas and has a pilot, and the pilot is out. If you don't smell gas go through the start pilot proceedure. when the pilot is running it produces a small electric current sufficient to hold the main gas valve open; then the temperture sensor allows the unit to keep the water heated.

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Assuming it is not an electric spark, but is really the type with a real pilot light:
Move the gas control on the water heater to PILOT
Push the valve handle on the gas controller down to start the gas flowing to the pilot.
Using a match, light the gas at the pilot while holding the gas controller valve handle down.
Keep the gas valve handle depressed for 30 seconds after lighting.
Release the gas controller vale handle - the pilot should remain lit. If not, repeat lighting one more time
Once the pilot remains lit, turn the gas controller valve to On - this should cause the main flame to come on.

NOTE: DO NOT LIGHT A MATCH IF YOU SMELL A HEAVY CONCENTRATION OF GAS - CALL A SERVICEMAN AND VACATE THE AREA

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I was called out because a tennants water heater wasnt working. I tried to restart the pilot. but nothing happened. I checked the gas line and it was getting gas. I checked the electronic starter and it...


if the heating element is out, the pilot will try and start , but if the thermocouple in the unit itself isn't letting the gas release,, it isn't going to fire up , Check the thermocouple , if its built into the controller valve,, your either going to have to replace that ( if its possible on that unit,, ) or get a new water heater

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I have a Bosch GWH 425 HN Tankless Hot Water Heater...On 2/28/2010, it began intermittant exploding when demand for hot water occurred. Local technicians worked on the unit several times, changed and...


I have the same problem with the same model. The problem has been identified by a friend of mine, correctly, I think.
This is a very dangerous problem involving Bosch's much touted safety feature, ironically enough. IT IS THE FLAME SENSOR IN THE GAS VALVE. The flame sensor is supposed to confirm that the pilot has lighted BEFORE the main gas line sends gas to the main burners, after which the pilot shuts off. The pilot light is not coming on, the sensor that shouldn't let gas fto the main burners is failing and the main gas is flowing and ignighting from the spark that is supposed to light only the pilot in a big explosion.
This is the 2nd unit of this model that has failed. I think Bosch should do a recall

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Igniter sparks after several tries but the pilot will not light


no gas is getting to pilot light. if all else fails change thermal coupling, if this is bad no gas will come out.

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push in the yellow or grey button on the gas valve and click the piezo ignighter repeatedly keep the gasvalve button depressed for 20 seconds and the boiler should light if it does not you have a fault come back for more advice if this happens

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