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Old 06-07-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Adjusting water heater pilot?

I have a 1980 Caravelle and the water heater pilot light seams to have too much gas and soot builds up! I have turned the adjustment screw and it will not reduce the the amount of flame. Any easy fix on this one? Thanks, Don

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Old 06-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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Is it the pilot, or the burner? Our burner is very slightly rich, so I get a small amount of soot on the vent.
There is an adjustment for the burner, y loosening the retaining bolt, and sliding the air tube, you can adjust the air to the burner.

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Old 06-09-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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Terry, It is just the pilot light which is burning too strong and sooting. I have adjusted the air tube for the main burner. Thanks, Don
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