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Old 06-18-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Problems w/water heater '88 Excella

The pilot light is burning, it heats the water in the tank, but when the water runs out it won't kick back on to reheat. In order for it to reheat, you have to keep flipping the switch. Why is it not kicking back on?

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Old 06-18-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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More than likely the right hand thermostat, clix on, is not making a connection during cool down of the heater. That should close as the heater cools to call for relighting.

If you have an OHM meter and while the heater is cool remove the 2 brown wires and check for continuity across the thermostat. If it is open that is the problem. Not as likely but also remove the red wires and check that one also. Booth should be close while the heater is cool.

If one is bad replace as a set.
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