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Old 02-14-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Hot Water Heater Pilot Light

Hi guys. Thanks again for all your help! We took our 2009 Forest River Rockwood 2317G our for the second time this past weekend. Another fun trip. Everything worked except the hot water heater. For the life of me I could not get the pilot to stay lit. It would light when I pushed the pilot button and exposed a flame to it. Then when I released the pilot button it would stay lit for one or two seconds and then sort of fade out. I know there's plenty of propane. What's up with that? Thanks for any and all advice on this.

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad thermocouple. Cheap. easy to replace. Camping world, or your dealer, whichever is closer. Never checked Wall Mart, but maybe. You can use the universal one, 99% of the time.

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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When you press in the Pilot button. You have to hold it for about 10 - 30 seconds . This will get the rod next to it nice and hot and keep the pilot going.

All propane pilots are this way. You have to press button for a while (and hold) at start up.
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