I have the above mentioned model gas water heater. It was built in 2005 and is installed in a laundry room. I have periodically had to clean the screen and flame arrestor because of pilot outage. Two days ago I noticed we had no hot water. I then cleaned the filter and screen and re-lit the pilot. This time it took many presses of the ignitor button to get a spark. When it finally did lite, it stayed on until the burner shut off. The temp was set to the normal setting we use ( just shy of all the way up ). At this time I noticed that the water was not nearly as hot as we normally use it. I repeated this liteing procedure a few more times with the same results.
What I'm seeing as odd is this:
The pilot is harder to lite but does stay lit.
The pilot goes out when the burner shuts off but the water isn't hot enough.
Sorry for the rambling post but I'm about fed up with the fvir water heaters and really am considering going to electric.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
EDIT: I tried once again. This time I set the temp to a lower setting. (I have included a pic) The burner shut off and the pilot stayed lit.
EDIT: Worked one time then happened again. Plus water is barely lukewarem.
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Last edited on Sun Nov 6th, 2011 07:47 pm by whirledpeaz