Question about Heating & Cooling
If you know positively that the thermal coupler you install is good then there are other possibilities. The vent could be clogged with soot or another obstruction such as a dead bird or squirrel, which will cause the pilot outages. Make sure the water heater is in an area that is not sealed as in a closet. It must have a flow of oxygen or it will go out. Some homes are so tight and when the water heater is in a room with the door shut it will not function properly. Back to the thermal coupler, it can be the pilot light is not touching the TC bulb. It must be touching the bulb and not above or below or barely touching the bulb. Also make sure the pilot light is adjusted properly. If it is too small then a draft can blow it out. There is a small screw to adjust it. Lastly the thermostat can be bad. It will cause the water heater to overheat and the pilot will shut off.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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