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Are there any detailed instructions about removing and

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replacing the Thermo Couple...
are there any detailed instructions about removing and replacing the Thermo Couple from the burner end of a Unitrol Valve
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: The TC is attached to a bracket which is attached to the burner of the hot water tank. How best to remove and replace the TC from the bracket
JA: Is there anything else the HVAC Technician should be aware of?
Customer: When I removed the burner assembly it was covered with flakes of rust I guess it was. That doesnt seem to be a good sign. Any comments? How important is it to replace the gasket around the plate w the little viewing port that holds the pilot light, TC burner etc. Thanks
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HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 1 year ago
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What is the model on the unit you are working on?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I dont have the part numbers but have enclosed pics. Is this a thermo couple or thermo pile?
I think its a ROBERTSHAW GAS VALVE
See pics. Thanks
HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 1 year ago

The thermocouple should either have threads or a little still clip.If threads it will screw out and if clip, it just pulls out.Can you attach a photo showing the bracket from bottom

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I did enclose pics in my previous :)
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It is late here in Vancouver so I am hitting the hay. I will continue this tmorow
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