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Vulcan freeloader hot water heater

After my heater got flooded from heavy rain my pilot light went out. I am able to relight the pilot light and the heater operates fine but after a while the pilot light goes out. I have to relight my heater every morning and evening as the pilot light has gone out.

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  • patrick2888 Aug 26, 2008

    Same problem but heater has not been flooded. This is more like the pilot is not keeping the flame detector capillary hot enough. Does the flame burner tip ever need cleaning ? htr is 8 yo and have already tried to cln the pilot hole but is v/v small. htr can run for two or three days before needing re-light. Hidden pilot flow adjusting screw is set at maximum and plenty of gas is coming from the gas regulator unit pilot outlet tube.

  • bennyjam Oct 13, 2008

    Yeah i'm having the same problem, it just keeps going out. Also the peizo ignitor wire seems to have been disconnected. Where should the wire be attached to? Is there somewhere online where i can see a diagram or instruction manual?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    propane wall heater pilot light keeps going out, and then will not relight

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Vulcan free standing heater

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Pilot light is on but not igniting surrounding jets to heat water. What can be done?

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Maby to much gas is going to the pilot causing flame lift-off get a gasfitter to check working pressure, flame position, blocked pilot injector, oversized pilot, windy location.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Could be moisture in the gas supply line - get your gas fitter to purge the line at the meter.

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Most appliances have instructions printed or embossed on or near the pilot, gas valve or protective cover. It is very important to closely follow these instructions for your safety and that of others in the area. If you are unable to locate the instructions or follow them and relight the pilot, you should contact the gas company for assistance. This can be in indication of an issue with fuel, thermocouple, gas valve, etc., and would require a service person to correct.

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