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I have a Bradford White Water Heater MITW50L6CX12. The blower is working and the burner was lit for a while but then went out.

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Glenn, thank you for responding to my question on the bradford white hot water heater. It is an electric hot water heater, 7 years old. Our water is good in this area, not considered hard water. We do not have a water softener. Appreciate any advice you can give me.

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frist did this heater go under water if so call the pros.this can be do to dirty orfic on burner. clog presure regulater at gas meater check other gas applince.

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SOURCE: Bradford White hot water heater - burner lights only 30 seconds

The slightly warm water makes me think of a thermostat problem. The fact that the heater is 10 years old I wonder how hard your water is. Calcium build up kills water heaters. But the yellow flame you mention could be the results of dirty orfices. May want to have a Pro look at that.

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Usual suspects :: faulty thermostat, or heating element going bad.

More info, let me know.

Charlie

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