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Old 09-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Atwood hot water heater

I have a Atwood 6 gallon gas hot water heater. It lights for about ten seconds but goes out. I cleaned and blew out everything I could think of. Does any of you good people out there have any ideas?
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There are some videos posted by rvgeeks.com that could help. I just did the basic maintenance things on my atwood heater today and got it working. Taking a clean brush to the contact points on the push on connectors to the control helped. I also opened up the venturi a little more to provide for a blue flame and that seems to have done the trick. You need to look for the videos on the Mods page on this forum. It will show you how to do it. You can also do a search on you tube. Many common repairs are demonstrated there.
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The igniter serves two purposes. It ignites the flame and also acts as the flame detector and must be in the flame so the circuitry can detect the flame.
You might want to check and make sure it is.
If it doesn't indicate flame the gas solenoid is shut off.
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What Clay L said, Take a little 600 grit sandpaper and sand the igniter lightly, They get carboned up and won't react as quickly.
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