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Gas water heater pilot light won't stay lit. Any advice?

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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 19:47
Sounds like your pilot light may need cleanig . IF you can reach with a small steel brush or steel wool, give it a good brushing,rubbing, but be fairly gentle as not to bend it ... Other than that, Sorry.
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Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 19:58
Try cleaning the thermocouple it is the pencil like tube next to the pilot light. Some steel wool or very light grit sandpaper will do. If this doesn't fix it replace the thermocouple. its very easy and can be found at any big box store. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGQngzqrIEE http://www.lowes.com/pd_17647-74493-CQ100A1021_5003695__?Ntt=gas%2Bfurance%2Bheater&UserSearch=gas+furnace+heater&productId=3593664&rpp=32
Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 20:21
The thermocouple, or flame-failure device needs cleaning, Or better still, replacing. New parts, means less break-downs or faults to occur in the future. Would consider a service is required, A 'good' Vacuuming of the burner's parts, will help with the Heaters' efficiency and burn more cleanly too. .
Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 06:03
Thermal coupler is bad replace it.
Answer #5 | 30/12 2013 13:12
Expect this water heater must be replaced. You can have that done as an emergency service at many places.
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Answer #6 | 29/12 2013 08:08
either it is leaking or needs to be service, get in a plumber to check it

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