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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
THe thermocouple either has 2 wires or a coppr tube going to the gas valve. They can be bought at a good hardware store or a plumbing supply. The length of the wires or copper tube will be the determining factor as to which one you need. As these thermocouples, when heated generate a small electric charge tha keeps the gas valve open. Should cost no more than $10-15 USD
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
I suppose it would be easier to replace the thermocouple than the thermostat. Once you have the thermocouple in your hand, the installation is self explanatory. If you describe the problem, maybe the correct solution will come.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
Sort of but, only compared to a do it yourself type repair. I'll admit however that most people are too afraid to do these repairs and rightly so. I once repaired a water heater, needed a thermocouple and someone prior left the main gas feed tube loose at the gas valve. I need not tell you what that could have done, not good! This was my brother in-law, his wife, with kids living there and came very close to the big one.
Your not likely to find it much cheaper unless you have a fair amount of experience with working on this stuff and so what do you do? after all the service truck alone sucks gas, could be worse.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
are you sure the problem is with the thermocouple? is the pilot sharp and blue? it is unconnon for the magnet in a gas valve to go bad but it does happen. place the thermocouple in the valve and with it in front of you heat it with a match or lighter for 30 sec. now try and light the pilot quickly. if it lights the the problem would be the pilot, if not then the valve. is this a milivolt system or hydrolic t stat.
Posted on Jan 29, 2011
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