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I have an atwood gas/elec elec igniton 6 gallon water heater. It lights up normal with a good flame but the valve turns off after about 5 sec. I have jumpered out the thermo cut-off, same prob, I have checked the alignment of the sensor and cleaned all contacts. I also did a resistance check on the sensor and it changes with heat. Any help is appreciated

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Have you checked for voltage each side of thermostat and ECO ? Make up a short jumper wire ( with 2 male spades) and put it between 2 female spades connected to each of them, (by-passing them) one at a time. (remove from therm, or eco, and use jumper instead) If it fixes it on one or the other, change it. Otherwise I'd try a new electrode/sensor assy, before changing igniter board. Be sure alignment is good for nice hot flame at tip of igniter/sensor assy.

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