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Old 06-12-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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Pilot light works, but heater does not seem to light

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The Atwood (I believe!)water heater in my 62' Flying Cloud which I just attempted to fire the for the first time does not seem to be working. The pilot light lights, but when you turn it to heat water, nothing happens. Any suggestions??

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Does the pilot light stay on when you turn the knob from pilot to on?
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Seems to. It went out once or twice but it was very windy and I had the door open.
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If the pilot stays on, the thermocouple is working. I would check for blockage at the main burner.
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I will give it a good inspection today as the weather has improved. It looks pretty clean.
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If it still has trouble staying lit, is the thermocouple the suspect?
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The thermocouple does two things. It keeps the gas flowing to the pilot and it allows the gas valve (gas to the burner) to open. If the pilot is on, gas should flow to the main burner.

If the pilot is going out (once and a while), it could be a dirt or mis positioned thermocouple, too small of a pilot flame or excessive wind. Mine has blown out a couple of times in the past few years, I blame it on the wind.
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