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Old 08-04-2021, 07:27 PM   #1
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Atwood water heater question

2017 27FB with Atwood water heater. First boondocking trip and find that the igniter isnít reliable. I managed to light the water heater with a match, but most of the time I can hear the igniter clicking and smell gas - but no flame. The water heater has worked great using shore power.

Before I start replacing parts, I wanted to ask if anyone has diagnosed a similar problem and how you solved it.
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Time to clean the fuel / air tube. Remove it by informing 2 or 3 screws and use a wire brush to clean the inside. 90% of the time this clears things up.
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You can also adjust the gap in the ignitor. Wrong gap can cause problems. Lots of videos on this on YouTube.
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Thanks, folks.

While cleaning the fuel air tube, I found the igniter gap was set at 1/16” instead of 1/8”. Simple adjustment. Simple solution.
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Thanks, folks.

While cleaning the fuel air tube, I found the igniter gap was set at 1/16Ē instead of 1/8Ē. Simple adjustment. Simple solution.


Boom. Back on the road again with hot water nice.
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