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Water heater will run but will shut off and pilot lite will

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Water heater will run but will shut off and pilot lite will go out have relite 5 times will run for a while but wont completely heat tank then all goes out
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
may i have the model number off your unit please
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
kenmoreNNN-NN-NNNN
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
can you relite the pilot as soon as it goes out?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

as soon as we relize it goes out yes it will relite havent actually seen it go out and try right then

 

Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
you have a bad gas valve ,,, the part number for it is F145-1278 and it cost about $90.00 at www3sears.com ,,,,, you will need to drain the water heater to do the swap ,,,, hope this helped / larry


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
with a bad gas valve it will run then when not running pilolt will go out
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
the gas valve controls the gas to the pilot and burner ,,, all else will work / larry
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

ok just wondered because i notice flame on burner will turn amber then back to blue and it should be blue all the time correct

 

Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
right ,,, the gas is cuttin down and back up due to the valve / thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

also i finnaly just all went out agian but as you mentioned the pilot didnt want to stay lite as soon as it went out i had to try a couple times and hold button down for pilot to stay lite

 

Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
if it was the themocuple then it would not relite so it will be the valve / larry
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
thanks agian for your help
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 5 years ago.
you are most welcome and dont forget to hit the accept button for me and leave pos feedback if i helped / thanks
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