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My heater sounds like it is trying to ignite with a loud

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My heater sounds like it is trying to ignite with a loud thump but won't light, it has a water leak which I think is causing the problem
JA: What's the make and model of your machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Haywood 1001d about 3 year old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes I have it apart now
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Just wondering if I should replace the leaky manifold or buy a new one
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

Replacing the manifold would be the less expensive option and is probably a good idea given how new this unit is. But replacing the manifold is more involved than replacing the entire unit. If you feel comfortable taking this unit apart to replace the manifold or if you plan on having a pro do this then a new manifold is probably the way to go assuming the leak is coming from the manifold.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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