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Old 06-04-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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Hot water heater. Suburban

Hard to lite on propane. It will go through Cycle ( tic.tic.tic.tic..) then next Cycle it will either lite or boom . I blew it out with compressed air. Don't know

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Old 06-04-2016, 08:43 PM   #2
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Blowing out the stack and burn tube is a good first step for this.

Next is the propane pressure. Low pressure can cause a no-start followed by a rich boom light.

Next is a corroded propane solenoid valve. A partially opening valve can cause a similar lean; then rich mixture.


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Old 06-05-2016, 06:50 AM   #3
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The good news is that the water is already hot!

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Old 01-16-2017, 11:48 PM   #4
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Had same problem,moved electrode closer and solved problem
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