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Old 07-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Do I need to be level for water heater to work?

I was out 2 weeks ago with my 1987 345. The first two days the pilot for the water heater lit and heated my water. I moved the rv to dump and when I settled in again I couldn't get the pilot to stay lit for the water heater. I was more sloped in my parking space. Would this affect the pilot light?
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Currently parked in my sisters driveway, hot water heater won’t light. Was fine last week before i moved it. Currently about 4 degree incline wondering if that could prevent it from lighting??
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Boy, I don't think so. When it comes to refrigerators, being level has everything to do with how the cooling functions. I have never heard it would affect the lighting of the pilot light. I don't think your water heater requires level to light. Something else is wrong. Have them look at it, it is a warranty issue.
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Currently parked in my sisters driveway, hot water heater won’t light. Was fine last week before i moved it. Currently about 4 degree incline wondering if that could prevent it from lighting??

Yours is a brand new AS, not sure if the WH has the electric option. Are you trying to get it to work on LP? Are the tanks open? A slight incline isn't going to make a difference for it to work. Make sure the LP tanks are open. Try lighting the stove to see if you have gas flowing.
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1987 original poster. Very old post.
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1987 original poster. Very old post.

No, the most recent one I replied to was from this morning. It's an old thread but the post is from today.
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2011 actually . . .



Out-of-level should not affect either a propane-fired or an electric "water heater" [which makes "hot" water] IMO.

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