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Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324248] Fri, 22 September 2017 21:44 Go to next message
Larry is currently offline  Larry   United States
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My Atwood 6 gal water heater is slow to light. Switch It on and it goes through the light process sometimes 3 times before it lights. Sometimes it does not light by the third time, and times out for a while before I can try again. Any ideas why this is happening?



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Re: Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324253 is a reply to message #324248] Fri, 22 September 2017 23:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WCB75 is currently offline  WCB75   Canada
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A good cleaning of complete burner Assembly and office should help and make sure your lp is at correct settings... spiders love to build webs in these small areas and can cause real problems... I'd recommend a good cleaning once a year..

Bill and Mary Kay Boeyen 76 23' Birchaven 455 Tampa, Florida
Re: Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324258 is a reply to message #324248] Sat, 23 September 2017 06:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Larry is currently offline  Larry   United States
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Thanks Bill, I'll look at that! Funny...now this morning, it lit right off first time. Shocked

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Re: Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324274 is a reply to message #324258] Sat, 23 September 2017 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WCB75 is currently offline  WCB75   Canada
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Larry
That's great
Never hurts to clean anyway...
Check you voltage and grounds also... this could have been part of your problem
Glad to hear you've got hot water now..


Bill and Mary Kay Boeyen 76 23' Birchaven 455 Tampa, Florida
Re: [GMCnet] Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324276 is a reply to message #324274] Sat, 23 September 2017 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Larry,
You might want to check the LPG pressure and also see if the thermal couple
might need to be replaced.
There is also a small screw to adjust the pilot frame. If the flame is not
large enough, the thermocouple does not sense the flame and shuts off the
gas.

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Bill wrote:

> Larry
> That's great
> Never hurts to clean anyway...
> Check you voltage and grounds also... this could have been part of your
> problem
> Glad to hear you've got hot water now..
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Re: Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324278 is a reply to message #324274] Sat, 23 September 2017 19:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Larry,
If it ever goes completely out on you, get a tankless water heater. They are insane!! Sydney and I love ours!
But I do miss the days of both of us squeezing in the shower just to get some hot water...........
Scott.


Scott Nutter 1978 Royale Center Kitchen, Patterson 455, switch pitch tranny, 3.21 final drive, Quad bags, tankless water heater, everything Lenzi. Houston, Texas
Re: Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324285 is a reply to message #324278] Sat, 23 September 2017 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Larry is currently offline  Larry   United States
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Scott Nutter wrote on Sat, 23 September 2017 19:25
Larry,
If it ever goes completely out on you, get a tankless water heater. They are insane!! Sydney and I love ours!
But I do miss the days of both of us squeezing in the shower just to get some hot water...........
Scott.

Ahhhh....squeezing both into the shower...not possible...but non the less intriguing.


Larry Smile
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Menomonie, WI.
Re: Atwood hot water heater lighting [message #324286 is a reply to message #324248] Sat, 23 September 2017 22:03 Go to previous message
Larry is currently offline  Larry   United States
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Thanks all. got a few things to check. Funny, worked just fine today...both times. Guess all I had to do was threaten it. Wink

Larry Smile
78 Royale w/500 Caddy
Menomonie, WI.
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