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I have a rudd hot water heater I think it either has a bad

Customer Question

I have a rudd hot water heater I think it either has a bad selonide valve cause blower and igniter work but no gas
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: just started wont light so no hot water
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 5 months ago.

Hello, one minute while I get some information together.

Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 5 months ago.

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Answer:

Yes it sounds like a defective gas solenoid, if you are getting a glow from the ignitor but no gas either the control is bad or the solenoid on the valve is bad and burned out. You can test it for power when it is glowing and see if it gets power from the control. If it does replace the solenoid if not replace the control.

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