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#3155989 - 02/08/13 09:44 AM gas water heater issues ?
utfan1
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i have 2 gas water heaters . neither will stay burning. pilot just goes out. the first heater i have had about 3 years and its a constant struggle to keep working. called the company numerous times and they have told me a million things it could be and never offered a replacement.
well we needed a new one at the business,and now its the same way . brand new and will not stay burning. any suggestions?

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#3156019 - 02/08/13 09:59 AM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: utfan1]
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Don't have an answer for you ut, but I can recommend getting a tankless gas hw heater tho. I've had one for about 7 yrs now and they're great...no pilot to worry about b/c it's electronic ignition.
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#3156035 - 02/08/13 10:09 AM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: MUP]
KANATI McD
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Some possibilities:
Where are they located? If in a small enclosed room, they could be starving for oxygen. If so cut a vent in a door so it can draw air from other areas

May want to call gas company and check incoming pressure. Should be around 7" of water column
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#3156046 - 02/08/13 10:14 AM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: MUP]
jb3
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Same thing happened to me. At the bottom of the heater (on mine) there is a vent opening that allows combustion air. Sometimes dust will build up and block it. There is another vent in the rear as well. My heater would go out everyday and before I took a shower, I would have to relight it and get the heater burning. I had no idea what was going on. Local gas company came out and showed me the problem.
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#3156063 - 02/08/13 10:27 AM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: jb3]
randy
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Have you replaced the thermocoupler?
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#3156091 - 02/08/13 10:49 AM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: randy]
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People can gusse at it all day and that is all it will be is gusses. Get somebody who knows about such to look at the problem. I could tell you 10 different things it could be and it would still be the 11th, unless I am there to see what it is.

Edited by KPH (02/08/13 10:49 AM)
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#3156097 - 02/08/13 10:58 AM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: KPH]
utfan1
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second heater is new ,installed 2 days ago.
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#3156692 - 02/08/13 07:27 PM Re: gas water heater issues ? [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
Don't have an answer for you ut, but I can recommend getting a tankless gas hw heater tho. I've had one for about 7 yrs now and they're great...no pilot to worry about b/c it's electronic ignition.


Installed one in August best money I ever spent never run out of water
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