Question about Whirlpool Heating & Cooling
SOURCE: i have a whirlpool natural
is it a standing pilot? or Spark ing. model? if standing pilot you will need to replace the Thermocouple if spark you will need to replace the spark box
Posted on May 11, 2008
SOURCE: How do I find out
Quickest way is to call Whirlpool, give the serial # and they can give you the Manufacture date. Sometimes its on the Information tag. But most of the time it's in the serial number in code.
Posted on May 16, 2008
SOURCE: Pilot went out and wont re lite
hi there i come from the uk, but it sounds to me as though it maynot be a thermocouple as if it was the pilot would light when you held it in & go out when you let it go.
it seems to me as though the pilot injector could be blocked no gas getting through to it ? or possibly there is a break in the insulation of the igniter so that when you try & light it it just earths out to the heaters metalwork.
These are just a few ideas that might shed some light on your problem?
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
SOURCE: we have a whirlpool hotwater
Fear not, unless you havewater leaking from the tank you won't have to worry with replacing it.
Heres how your heaters ignition system works.
The Pilot is lit, and the flame sensor detects flame and sends signal to the gas valve.The gas valve then sends gas to the burners and the burnes ignite.
If the gas valve does not recieve signal from the sensor it will not come on and it will shut off all gas to the pilot, and burners to prevent raw gas from dumping into your home.
If your system has a thermocouple, 99% change the problem is the thermocouple.
When I service a customers unit, I automatically replace the thermocouple because they are so notoirus for going bad.
You can buy one at Lowes for less than 10 bucks.
To locate the thermocouple, go to the gas valve, fint the small copper tube (about as thick as a pencil lead) and follow it to the pilot. The sensor will be slightly larger in diameter and about 2 to 3 inches long.
You can try cleaning the sensor with steel wool, but usully they just need to be replaced.
To replace it, turn off the gas, unscrew the nut holding the tube in the gas valve, and disconnect the sensor from the ignitor/pilot assembly. Make sure your new T-couple is long enough, as the come in different lengths, you can simply coil the extra length up out of the way near the gas valve.
Install the new one as you removed the old one.
Relight pilot, be sure to hold the button down long enough, and enjoy your hot shower!
If you have any other problems, let me know, and I will be glad to help you.
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Posted on Dec 26, 2008
I think you have a warranty on this heater for one year.I call lowes and tell them you are dissatfield with this heater.They will someone to fix it change it out for you. But you have to stand your ground with it.But ithink your prosble is the reset on the heating element.I think it getting to hot and cut it off.Or the thermostate is sticking.Good Luck!
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
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