Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 75
Water heater prob, pilot won't stay lit & heater won't fire.

The controller on my hot water heater (1986 28 ft sovereign) has been messed up ever since we bought it. Knob was really hard to turn and eventually it just fell apart.

So I replaced with a new one. Now, when I hold the pilot light on, the pilot burns the size I'd expect. Instructions say to hold for a minute or until pilot stays lit. I've held it for several minutes but the second I let it go, the flame shrinks and it goes out.

Furthermore, Just to see if there would be any more problems, I held a lighter under the thermocouple to see if the wh would fire and it won't. The pilot light is pretty rusty and crusty. I'm thinking that it and the tc need to be replaced. Unit is 20 years old.

I'm going to the rv place tomorrow to replace but if anyone has a fix instead, I'd appreciate the advice.

cheers
jb
__________________

__________________
NFL Owner
johnboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
Patriotic
 
Chuck's Avatar

 
1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,533
Images: 260
a new thermocouple is a cheap part to replace, and by the symptoms you describe, it sounds like that is the likely culprit.
__________________
Air:291
Wbcci: 3752
'73 Safari 23'
'00 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 QC
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Atwood water heater uwe Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 5 10-03-2009 02:58 AM
travelling w/out water system maznblu Fresh Water Systems 6 09-09-2002 01:03 PM
lighting water heater susan martin Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 2 07-27-2002 11:13 AM
Finding water leaks FrankR Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 0 06-27-2002 09:36 AM
Water heater work tool FrankR Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 1 04-09-2002 11:57 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.