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Old 10-05-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Water Heater Problem

I just parked my Wiltcat 32' yesterday and turned the water heater on. Heard the ignitor snapping but didn't light off. Opened the cover and one of the solonoids on the gas valve was melted along with the ground wires Worked fine 2 3 months ago. It's a suburban non electric. $85 for a new valve but what made it burn???

Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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That is a new one, I've never it heard before. I would venture to guess an internal short caused it to burn/melt, BUT, the fuse should have opened before it got hot enough to burn.

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:47 AM   #3
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You're right a fuse should have blown. I'm stumped.
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