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Old 09-12-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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I can't get the pilot light to keep lit on my water heater. I thought it worked ok for a few days, I could easily hear the pilot light, now it seems very weak. Is there a component that needs replacement, cleaning or what? Thanks
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I can't get the pilot light to keep lit on my water heater. I thought it worked ok for a few days, I could easily hear the pilot light, now it seems very weak. Is there a component that needs replacement, cleaning or what? Thanks
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I had that problem.
If you can, take the tube to the pilot off
and blow compressed air through it then reconnect and try it.
On mine it would sometimes get some rust or dirt in it and then not enough gas could pass through.
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That's exactly what I did, and seems to work fine now. There is an orifice sleeve at the pilot light fitting that I think was plugged a little. Sprayed some brake cleaner and then compressed air. I also removed and cleaned the thermocouple? sensor just above the pilot light. Don't know if this helped, but for sure it is working much better, at least for now... Thanks
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