Same thermostat on GE and Whirlpool gas WH?
Having unfortunately inherited a Whirlpool Flamelock gas water heater, I couldn't help but notice the very similar looking Unitrol gas valve/thermostat box on a GE today (knobs were a different color, didn't have time for close inspection.) This did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling since I was replacing that part on the Whirlpool--worked so far, but I recognize it is temporary. My understanding is that for water heaters GE = Rheem = Bradford White = Lochinvar. Are they all using the same burner/thermostat controls on the basic models?