|Posted by LonnythePlumber on December 13, 2003 at 22:10:27:|
|In response to Re: Gas water heater trouble|
: You have poor draft, or a plugged flue, which is causing the flames to come out of the door. Does it have an exhaust fan, the word POWER in the model implies that there is some sort of induced draft which could be malfunctioning.
: : I noticed yesterday that I had no hot water. Per the manual, i turned the control valve knob from "on" to "off" then turned the temperature dial setting from "standard" to pilot and waited five minutes, then turned the control knob to "pilot" and relit the pilot while holding down the knob. After a minute I released the pilot knob and the pilot remained lit. I then turned the knob to "on" and then set the temp dial to "standard" again. Ater a few second blue flames began licking out of the access hole opening for the burner assembly. I shut down the entire heater immediately. Before I surrender my wallet to a repairman, does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?
: : It's a Kenmore Power Miser 6 (30 gallon) heater. I inherited the house from a departed relative and I recall her purchasing the heater back in 2001.
I always get my face out of the way when turning the burner on after lighting. The gas fills the chamber until the pilot ignites it. Without the cover on this initial flame can come out the door.
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