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Old 07-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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OK, I want to remove the "Solved" part of this. It worked for a time or two, and then stopped working again. On our big road trip we had to use 120 the whole time for hot water (nice to have a backup).

I blew out everything again with my air compressor and it still refused to light. I could smell the gas so I knew it was making it somewhere in there and not igniting. I grabbed a BBQ lighter and held it right where the igniter would normall strike and it lit off on the first attempt and seemed to work fine.

So I think there's something wrong with the igniter. I haven't pulled it out to take a look, but I'll do that and check the gap (written as 1/8" in the manual). I'll check the rest of the igniter and probably try replacing it if I see anything suspicious. Any other suggestions?

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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I've renamed your thread title. Wish I could help with the water heater...
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #13
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...So I think there's something wrong with the igniter. I haven't pulled it out to take a look, but I'll do that and check the gap (written as 1/8" in the manual). I'll check the rest of the igniter and probably try replacing it if I see anything suspicious. Any other suggestions?

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On our 12Flagstaff8528RKWS, our wh would only light once in a while even when new. I ended up removing the igniter and re-bending the probe. There are more than one dimension it has to meet. Page 12 shows the pictorial of the dimensions. Takes patience to get it, but once I got it bent correctly, it has worked flawlessly ever since.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #14
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It is possible the spark ignitor got jarred with the compressed air blast of has "crud" jammed in it causing it not to spark. You might have to remove the metal covers and pull the tube to inspect the DSI probe.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #15
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Thanks OC, Herk. I'll take it apart tonight and see what I can find. It's quite possible that the angle is just not quite right and that the ignition just isn't working due to that.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #16
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OldCoot was right on target. With the picture from the manual in hand I compared the location of the igniter probe and it was almost completely centered in front of the burner. Rather than bend the probes I actually bent the mounting bracket just slightly as the 90 degree bend in it was closer to 95 degrees. When I made it around 88 degrees the probes landed at exactly the spot shown in the manual.

It lit right off after about 3 clicks after the fix. So it must've been so much in the blast of the gas that it was blowing out immediately. Another fix chocked up to the experence of the forum. Thanks much for your help!
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Glad to have been of a little assistance. That's why most of us are on the forum to help others.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #18
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I absolutely love the forum. I am having the exact same issue with my 2012 27HFS. The first thing I did was check the forum and found this thread. Thanks for giving me a really good place to start.
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