Two yr old Water Heater pilot does not stay lit
So it's a new house w/ a new water heater. Pilot went out probably during the summer, didn't think much of it, and simply relit it, no problems. This time, it went out again but the pilot does not stay lit. I hold in the nozzle, and press the button to ignite the pilot, LED flashes that's it's ok, but when I let go of the nozzle, pilot dies. The flame is a nice blue and is making contact w/ the two metal prongs through the see through glass.
Water Heater: Bradford White M4403S6FBN
this is gonna be fun to watch....
you have a 6 year warranty on the parts, and I suggest you just
get the whole gas valve assembly changed out to save yourself the time , labor and
trouble... just change it all out and forget trying to fool with it
this ICON valve is now going on two or three years old and
they are gonna start going bad left and right all over the USA
as time passes its gonna probably turn into a parts replacement
nightmare for bradford white ....if it has not already...
when the plastic shank going into the waterheater body starts to
leak or get brittle , then its gonna get ugly.... but that will probably
take a good 10 years from now to happen
I bailed out of bradford just a few weeks after they came out with the ICON
and I pity the plumbers that have a few thousand of them out in cirulation
We have not had the first problem with the old style RHEEM design....