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Old 06-12-2006, 04:03 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 06-13-2006, 12:47 AM   #3
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Make sure all electrical connections are good; use electronic cleaner on them to be sure. Clean teh venturi burner tube to be sure a spide has not spun a web in it. make sure the thermostats on WH are up close to the tank. Retry. GOod luck.
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Correct on the checking of the connections for corrosion and other stuff electricity doesn't like.
Fixed a similar problem on Bounder with the similar setup it turned out the thermal cut off switch was intermitent.
Check the ground screw for control unit near the water heater.

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The problem turned out to be a tiny tiny spider web. Glad to know that's all it was. Thanks for your suggestions.
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