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Check the connections on the wiring terminals and push on any wire connectors that plug into the electronic board. This is a good sign, it's intermittent which means it;s a loose connection. Close visual and connections, that's where you'll find it.
Take the cover off the front and start poking through the wiring and wiggle connections and tighten them with a screw driver. push the plastic wire connectors on tight. I usually pull them off then push them back on. This 'cleans' the connectors.
AS states under already tried - Yes - I did this prior to posting this question. Have you another suggetsion on how I can fix this?
Your idea of checking connections may differ from mine. Did you use a screw driver on the terminals and actually 'tug on the wires? I have done this for 33 years and have had many times a wire come right out of the connector in my hand. Did you do this on all wires and connectors?
You have a loose connection in the heater
Components rarely fail, and then start working again. You have an intermittent and that means something is coming and going
Yes - wiggled all and pulled and pushed. everthing was 'connector based' so no screw terminals.
What about the main board? There are terminals and wires to check
Does anything look hot? Discolored?
No discoloration - all connections to the mainboard are pinbased. Pulled all off and reseated....
Pulled all off and reseated. Everything is pin based.
Could be a possible cracked solder joint. Get it started then push on the electronic board with a pencil eraser to 'flex' the board. See if it drops out ...
It's an old trick of mine to find cracked solder joints..
When the board heats up, they can open. Then cool down and be good again.
Seen this before..
This does not seem to impact it. It appears the reseating I did last week has quelled the issue as it has not resurfaced since then. i had posed this question to see if there may have been another cause.
Good to hear. I suspected a loose connection. I would tend to think it's gone if you haven't seem it again.
"seen it again"
These connectors do get loose from thermal expansion and can affect low voltage connections.
Thank you but I already had the same knowledge you were presenting. I do appreciate your effort and woul dbe happy to provide positive feedback.
So are you saying you don't want to pay the price you agreed to? For my help? I did walk you through the issues...
Don't forget, it wasn't working when we started on this question, it's now working...
I have that affect on things whether you believe that or not, it's true. I had you do a few little things that you didn't know about.
No - sorry - i did not do ANYTHING since talking with you since I had already done everything you mentioned BEFRE talking to you. I do , however appreciate your eddort and would be willing to offer positive feedback for your professionalism and spped of responses.
Well, do what you feel is fair. I'm not going to justify my answers to you. Sorry you feel that way.
As I mentioned, you came here for some help, water heater not working, your water heater is now running. See anything here?
I do not understand why you feel you deserve credit/payment for unapplied advice. Its like me saying to you - take THIS pill and you'll be well and you get well without taking the pill - do I get credit for your health? -- I think not. But I did (not sure I do so much now) have appreciation for your initial professionalism and courteousness. Thank you for your offer to help.