Re: Gas Water Heater Pilot Light - thermocouple?
Posted by Bud..Suncoast Plumbing Inc. on May 28, 1998 at 17:42:47:
In response to Re: Gas Water Heater Pilot Light - thermocouple?
Andy:..I think your on the right track...Be sure that when you replace the thermocouple, that you use a quality one (basso..Honeywell..etc)
these types are capable of supplying 300 mv to the magnet in the main control valve for better operation. You also need to position the replacement thermocouple so that just the tip is impinged by the pilot burner.
Lots of luck....Bud.

: My combination (instantaneous) gas waterheater's pilot light has just gone out. I'm doing what the manual says ie. to hold down the
: pilot light gas supply button, then press the ignition and release the first button after 60 seconds, but it just goes out again. Am I right in
: thinking that the thermocouple is the first thing to replace before I spend my money on a more expensive part?

: Andy




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