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Ihave a waterheater that needs a new thermocouple can you…

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Ihave a waterheater that...

Ihave a waterheater that needs a new thermocouple can you tell me about universal thermocouples?

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.

I think the thermocouple is just old I am not sure that I will be able to match the part using the serial number when I started looking into replacements I saw the term universal thermocouple and I want to know if there is a possibiliy yhat I can find something that will work

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Idon't know

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Plumber: ApplianceTech, Home Improvement Enthusiast replied 2 years ago
ApplianceTech
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Hello and thankyou for using this service!

I am sorry to hear about the problem you are having with your water heater.

Let's work together to find out what is wrong :)

What kind of problem are you having with the water heater, the pilot will not stay lit?

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Plumber: ApplianceTech, Home Improvement Enthusiast replied 2 years ago

I see you are offline and I am going offline as well. Please leave your response and I will get back to you as soon as I am notified. Please explain what you have done so far and the make and model of your water heater, so I can look up the parts and see if you can use a universal replacement.

Thanks

Don

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The water heater is a US Craft Master model# ***** the other notes I have are serial#(###) ###-####3NOV. (and) Thermoouple with wire clips on side.
Plumber: ApplianceTech, Home Improvement Enthusiast replied 2 years ago

What is the problem? The pilot will not stay lit?

If that is the problem, you can use a generic thermcouple to get it working again.

I have tried to find tech info on your model, but it is hard to come by,

Does your thermocouple go directly from the pilot to the valve or is there a connection in between with wires going up to the control? Most thermocouples have a screw type connector that screws into the gas valve. like this click here

Is your like that?

You stated you have one with wires.

Sorry for all the questions, but I am not there to see it. If you would like to upload a couple of photos, it may speed things up. Use the paper clip function

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Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 2 years ago
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Hello, click here please, tell me if your thermocouple has and end that screws into the gas valve or not. If it does, a generic replacement thermocouple will work, take yours in to a hardware store and ask for a match up.

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