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Old 06-12-2006, 04:02 AM   #1
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I am a seasonal camper and have a hot water heater problem. I have a 6 gallon propane heater with an automatic start that is located on the inside wall of the trailer. I do not need to go outside to light the pilot. Well this past weekend (especially on Saturday with the wind) the pilot doesn't relight after the water has cooled down and needs to be heated again. If I turn off the switch and turn in back on it lights with no problem. At first I though that it was the wind but it did it again last night. It doesn't happen all the time though. It did have a new board replaced in April of 2005. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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I am a seasonal camper and have a hot water heater problem. I have a 6 gallon propane heater with an automatic start that is located on the inside wall of the trailer. I do not need to go outside to light the pilot. Well this past weekend (especially on Saturday with the wind) the pilot doesn't relight after the water has cooled down and needs to be heated again. If I turn off the switch and turn in back on it lights with no problem. At first I though that it was the wind but it did it again last night. It doesn't happen all the time though. It did have a new board replaced in April of 2005. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:41 AM   #3
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sounds like the wind may have blown it out and it timed out trying to relight, then it shuts down, and you reset it when you cycle the switch
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:01 AM   #4
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I think that is what happened but I'm not sure if it was windy when I showered this morning or during the night while sleeping, but it did it again today. I sure do hope that it isn't the board, I know that those are expensive.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:07 PM   #5
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Try cleaning the burner assembly. Take it apart, blow the tube out, clean the the orfice with some carb cleaner. That maybe all it needs.
It's worth a try anyway.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">carb cleaner </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Make suire it's dry before relighting.

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Old 06-19-2006, 03:30 PM   #7
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Turns out the problem was a tiny tiny spider web. Works great now. Thanks for the suggestions.
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