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The blower is running constantly, trys to ignite gas burner,no hot water

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Some how you have disconnected the sensor that tells the main burner that the fan is on. Its trying to light but cant. On some models there is a air pressure switch that reads the pressure inside the vent pipe itself. It will have a small hose on it and if that has cracked or was not replaced it wont light. This is how its supposed to work--- vent fan comes on,sensor confirms fan is on,hot surface ignighter starts to glow red,and main burner is opened,another sensor confirms that main burner is lit,then hot surface ignighter turns off. Hope this helps.

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Gas ignites flame but water is not getting hot


You have gas water heater with working burner.
But not getting hot water at faucet?

1) Bad faucet cartridge. Test for crossover. Copy following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html


2) Is there hot water inside the tank? Open drain valve and check for hot water.

3) Drips and leaks: Turn off all taps and put ear against pipe and listen for water leak.
Water leak can run all the hot out of tank.

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I have a Bradford White model# MITW50L6CX10, serial# TA4176718-130-131, 48 gal., gas, power vent. The vent is running constantly, and when the burner lights it burns erratically even going all the way out...


1) First suspects include Honeywell icon gas control valve, loose-or-bad wiring, and dirty burner parts.

2) MITW50L6CX10 blower number is 239-39785-00. Blower is working, but communication between blower and gas control valve are suspect.
Water heater has 6 year warranty
Water heater was manufactured January 1999.
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/findaserial.asp

3) Typical service manuals for M-1-TW-50 TTW series show how to test and replace Icon gas control.
Multimeter is required for testing.
Also shows how to clean burner parts and combustion chamber and air intake to catch up on regular maintenance.
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/images/shared/pdfs/manuals/46238-A.pdf
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation/residential/gas.asp

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The igniter is glowing, but no gas ignites?
So either the gas is entering combustion chamber and not lighting because igniter is positioned incorrectly -or- no gas is entering combustion chamber because air in gas line or bad gas control valve thermostat or gas line is clogged.
When you 'restart' the water heater, somehow you are getting gas to the burner and it is igniting.
I'm not sure what the flame switch is. If the ECO was cut out, the gas control valve would not send power to the igniter and there would be no gas available for 'restart.'
I would adjust location of igniter, check if gas is entering combustion chamber, clean the gas line to the burner, and bleed gas line for air, but another suspect could be the gas control valve thermostat.
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