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CouchTater

11:53AM | 01/29/05
Member Since: 08/05/04
4 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
My pilot will not stay lit. The problem started about 6 months ago after a gas repair. I replaced the thermocouple and it worked for about 6 months. Now the pilot will not stay lit again. I again put in a new thermocouple to no avail. I have a nice blue flame but when I release the button the pilot goes out. Thanks for any assistance!

JGRIZZ

04:46PM | 01/29/05
Member Since: 12/16/04
54 lifetime posts
You Probably have a bad pilot valve in the main valve--its unrepairable. You must replace the entire Valve! The safer bet and the more cost effective solution is to replace that water heater if it is 5 years or older!

merc1100sc

06:16AM | 06/05/07
Member Since: 03/13/05
1 lifetime posts
I am having the same problem. The second i let go of the pilot button, the pilot goes out. Can it be a defective thermocouple? Thanks.
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