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Old 09-09-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hot Water Heater Will Not Stay Lit!

I have a new Salem 30QBSS with a manual light water heater. I have no problem lighting it but it will not stay lit. About 3 out of 4 times when the thermostat cycles it back on, when it lights it blows out the pilot light and I have to keep re-lighting it. Is there something out of adjustment that I can adjust to stop this from happening?

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 09-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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You probably need a new thermocouple or there maybe dirt or cobwebs in the orfice of the existing one try blowing it out with some compressed air it may help

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Old 09-09-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thanks - I will try the compresed air
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:27 PM   #4
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mine did this make sure your tank is full i had one tank that was about empty and it wouldnt work it like a safty thing
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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Mud Daubers and spiders love propane water heaters. Check for mud dauber nests and spider webs. Clean everything good and then you can adjust the air by moving the slotted sleeve until you get a blue flame and it sounds right. What does "right" sound like? It's hard to describe but you'll know when you hear it. It sounds like a low hiss.
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