Hot water heater won't stay lit

Discussion in 'General Appliance Discussion' started by wmayer, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Nov 3, 2009 #1

    wmayer

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    I am able to get my hot water heater to lite and work for a few hours, but it keeps going out. How do I trouble shoot to verify it si the thermal coupler or could it be something else?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 #2

    travelover

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    It is most likely the thermocouple. They are only about $10 - I'd buy one and see if it doesn't fix the problem.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2009 #3

    inspectorD

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    Dat's it..only I always buy two..one extra for the next time. You know, it always happens on the middle of a Sunday and no one is open.Monday shower is always tough.:2cents:;)
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 #4

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    I put new thermal coupler on it still go out few hour.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 #5

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    I have to re lite it help
     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 #6

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    could it be a draft blowing it out?
     
  7. Jun 5, 2011 #7

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    I need one as well. I was told on FB that it is the same thing and I need to get a new one. They also told me I could do it myself. When I searched about it I found this website Forum. I am so glad to have found this place. Man am I. ^.^ but no time to find out where to find it and could I find one that cheap as well. 10.00 is a great price . I also am broke so I will have to do it myself. I have a 03 model and was wondering will I have to replace the seal they talked about on Youtube?
     

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