why did you delete my post..????
Why did you delete my post..?
on how to fix the pilot light problem
You might add to it or edit.. but just to delete..? please explain..
All these posts on thermalcouple and air probs.. is a fricken joke .. I told you wht the pilot light prob is and it is going out due to an open circut..! .. This is from an inside source.. from whirlpool.. the prob is the microtemp shutoff.. it should open at 196f as a safty feature.. after a few months it opens at 100 then at around 80 then it totally fails and stays open.. it is not the valve or the thermalcouple or the air prob.. 99 percent of these tanks are failing from the microtemp shutoff circut on the temp probe failing..!!!.
I have fixed 5 bfg tanks in the last month.. why did you delete my post..?
test a few for yourself.. if you have a voltmeter that will test continuity not just voltage test the thermalcouple.. it will be good.. then pull the wires from the reset and test for continuity..the circut will be open.. this only leaves 1 item that is causing the open circut.. the microtemp shutoff.. now pull the wires from the thermostat temp probe and test for continuity.. loop over the microtemp shutoff..and you will find you have a closed circut which means the pilot will now stay on..!.. the problem is the microtemp shutoff.. over the past 4 years I have fixed around 50 of these tanks.. microtemp shutoffs can be purchased at any radioshack.. I bought a 50 count box..
all these posts on thermalcouples and valves..and conversion kits is a fricken joke.. pull your darn voltmeter out and use it, make sure you have one that will test continuity.. I have fixed 5 tanks in the last month..
now I ask again why did you delete my post..????
I just happened across this site while looking for a part.. and could not belive wht I was reading.. lawsuits and experts saying this and that.. I agree these tanks are not the best.. but the air prob is not the real prob.. like I said 99 percent of the fails are caused by a 1/2 inch 196f microtemp shutoff made in china.. that is failing 3 months into use.. this is from a rep in the ft smith whirlpool..
the only tru fix is to ask for the new valve with the new microtemp switch or fix the prob yourself.. $2.00 switch and a soldering iron..or a 2 cent but connector.. and rid yourself of the prob forever.. I have not had one of my bfg jobs call back..!!!
really this thread is so fricken funny.. all these posts and none point to the problem...except the post of hussy250f he was on the problem.. and would have found it if he used a meter that tested for continuity.. I bet if he tests that microtemp shutoff circut for continuity from the valve he has pulled, it will be open and failed..
it should be closed until 196f.. but if he tests it it will be open.. guaranteed..which is causing his pilot not to stay lit..
cheers.. and buy a voltmeter that will test continuity not just voltage..! so you can see the open circut..lol...!
Please do not delete the truth..!
If you really want to take this to the next step.. ask yourself why the mfg would use a 196f microtemp shutoff, that is not even waterproof and is wrapped in scotch tape..??? thats the real joke.. when you can buy the same microtemp shutoff sealed in rubber and waterproof.. which I use..! a circut that is not waterproof in water.. this is the real joke..!
but this time it came back to bite them because the circut started failing in 3 months.. not 4 years.. as the specs of the circut call for..!.. The main reson for the early failure is because the circut is not waterproof.. as described in the specs... It is the same circut found in a lot of hair dryers and curling irons to keep them from over heating.... a drop of rubber would have have saved millions in lawsuits for this mfg.. what a stupid , stupid mistake..! or was it..?
thanks for the free promo..... terry
Originally Posted by Terry
I see that you deleted that post from the guy who was changeing out the thermal fuse built into the gas valve itself.. actually he might have something, he might actually be right... .... but end up dead wrong.....
the liability of disconnecting or putting something different into that gas valve is not what I need hanging over me for the next 10 years...
I guess the fellow has changed out over 50 of them!!!
Wow...Thats 50 chances for a lawsuit..someday.
Thats better odds than lottery tickets....
If his insurance company would stumble onto this link, I bet they would cancel him in a heartbeat....
TERRY, I was wondering why I was getting an influx of calls about the whirlpool heaters....
I dont mind talking to people at all about them as long as they are not calling me at 11:45 in the evening.......from texas.
Most are desperate to find a way to solve their problems, but are usually dismayed when I explain the jam they are in...
also I like what you did on your own site with the
getting links to your site like this only sends me up higher on the google food chain around here..