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Old 11-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #15
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read above, already replaced thermocouple
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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Sounds frustrating.. If Butane torch heat on thermocouple won't trigger gas to flow, then clearly something else is wrong... Among options could be inadequate gas pressure at tank burner, or possibly link to thermostat, which tells burner control unit that water need to be heated.. Thermostat is separate unit that clips to side of tank, and has wire back to controller... Not sure I'd agree that unit needs to be completely replaced, but you may have reached point where RV service shop or tech is needed to finally diagnose and fix problem.. In my mind, water heaters are "dead" when tank springs a leak or burner unit/chamber gets so corroded or rusty the integrity of burner unit no longer safe..
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #17
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One more thing to try

There is a small vent in the bottom of the regulator at the tanks. Blow some compressed air into it, it has worked for me before.

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Old 12-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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Just a final update: I replaced the gas control valve and it works great now. Glad I didnt have to replace the entire water heater yet. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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