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I recently had to replace the thermostat in a 1 year old Whirlpool propane water heater. Since then the water heater burners ignite about every hour and run for 20 minutes even when no water is being used. This is far more often and longer than before the thermostat was replaced. Please help, this is eating up the propane which is very expensive. Thany You

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  • nikkiboz Aug 30, 2010

    Thank you for your response. You are exactly right, there is a leak in the supply line probably under the slab. We are calling a plumber today. Not looking forward to the cost on this one.

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Hello HI GAS USAGE indicates a LEAK in the hot water supply piping.Is there buried pipes anyware,that could develop a pinhole leak you ca'nt see?Is any faucets dripping at all?That is exxesive run time for a heater in standby mode the new thermo is doing its job.Feel the supply pipe is it always hot?

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