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Old 05-09-2014, 07:11 PM   #11
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I got it to light using a lighter but it doesn't stay lit
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:54 PM   #12
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No new tanks, but I will try to close and re open the valve. Thanks. The other thing I noticed was when it clicks, there is no spark. I lit it with a lighter and it came on but went out after a second or two.
If I remember right, the rod that acts as igniter is the same that heats up and actsas a proof of flame. Sounds as though there is something wrong with this part of the circuit.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:09 PM   #13
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Some/most water heaters have a couple of black reset buttons on them. They typically have a rubber cover over the buttons. Might try pushing them IF you have them on your unit.
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Some/most water heaters have a couple of black reset buttons on them. They typically have a rubber cover over the buttons. Might try pushing them IF you have them on your unit.
Good point, however the gas valve would never open if button is tripped, op is getting enough gas for trial lite off although the trial fails.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #15
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keep in mind the water heater is at the back, and the tank is at the front, so at least 40 ft or hose the gas has to travel through. May not be your problem, but I know after mine ran dry and I replaced a bottle it took a while to get stove, the fridge and finally water heater to light.

However if you don't hear it sparking to ignite, then that is a problem all by itself.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:31 PM   #16
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on mine, the clicking is the spark.
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keep in mind the water heater is at the back, and the tank is at the front, so at least 40 ft or hose the gas has to travel through. May not be your problem, but I know after mine ran dry and I replaced a bottle it took a while to get stove, the fridge and finally water heater to light.

However if you don't hear it sparking to ignite, then that is a problem all by itself.

I think the air has been bled out of the line...stove lights and fridge works on gas. I can hear the water heater click as it tries to light, just can't see any spark. Taking it to the dealer to check out
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:54 PM   #18
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if it clicks there should be spark. sounds like a dealer problem to me too.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:02 PM   #19
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Sounds more like a thermocouple/sparker alignment problem. Get your manual and carefully re-position the tc/sparker with the burner. If it is too far away, it will not spark nor will it stay hot to allow gas to flow.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:14 PM   #20
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Have you tried shutting the electric side off so that it's only on propane?

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