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Old 02-02-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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SW6DE water heater burner not lighting.

The burner has stopped lighting. The igniter is functioning but there is no gas delivery.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:10 PM   #2
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Easiest thing first:

Do you have propane in your tank(s) and are they open so propane can get to the water heater. The heater will try a few times to ignite then go into lockout mode if it fails to light. You have to turn off the inside switch, then back on to reset the lockout.

Does your furnace work, and/or stove currently....to see if there is a propane delivery problem.
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Yes all other propane appliances work correctly.
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When I turn off/on the inside switch to reset, the igniter comes on the three times. No smell of gas. Not sure if this would be the board or the gas valve. Last week I could feel the gas valve opening/closing during burner operation and causing the flame to go out. Maybe the valve has finally failed.
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Maybe the valve has finally failed.
That could very well be.

Any chance your battery is low or are you hooked up to shore power. The reason I ask is low 12 volt power can cause it all not to function correctly.
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Apologize. Yes I am on shore power.
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If you have a multi meter. You should be able to pull the wires up but not off the coils on the valve and see if current is going thru. Both coils have to open at the same time to allow propane thru. One coil working and the other not will stop gas flow.

There are others ways to check the coils too. If no current at the coils while striker is sparking. You have an electric breakdown from the hi stat, switch, or motherboard.


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Apologize. Yes I am on shore power.
Page 15 of the following pdf may show you how to test the valve:

http://hometips.me/mar/suburban_wate...ice_manual.pdf
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Thank you both. I will borrow a meter and check voltage coming from the board to the valve. I will check the .pdf also.
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Wmtire is going the right way. My ways can break it so you can fix it.


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