Question about Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF
Pilotflame ignites only when lite button is depressed
I have a Craftsmaster 50 gallon hot water heater. I've replaced the whole inside part and it run about 12 hours and went out and the pilot light goes out when you release the part you hold down for so many seconds and its not the orifice, it's been checked.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
The thermocouple is not functioning. The t/c is the small (sensor) tube that the flame touches and should have a small copper tube (capillary) extending to the gas valve. (IMPORTANT: The capillary tube should not have any kinks or crimped places...Only gentle bends. A crimped tube will require t/c replacement.) The flame will deposit a coating (minerals) that will insulate the t/c and prevent it from working. Clean the sensor with steel wool, fine sand paper (emery board) or scotch pad. Now try to relight the pilot making sure the t/c sensor is contacted by the flame, if not, shut off gas and adjust. Once aligned and contacted by pilot flame, hold for a minute, allowing the t/c to warm up fully and signal the gas valve to operate when knob is turned from pilot to operate.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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