Water Heater

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  1. Ruddy

    Ruddy Read Only Funster

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    Just been away for a long weekend, When we got there, The water heater (carver) was a bitch to get going, It worked for 2 days then just sits there with a green light laughing at me and not heating the water. Outside I can hear it clicking/igniting staying lit for a random amount of seconds the going out, then trying to relight.
    So im not gonna get caught again. It is almost 17 years old (if its original)
    Has anybody had any dealings with Henry water heaters ? anygood ? Or propex heaters ?
    Or suggestions that fit in the cascade hole :thumb:
     
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    Sounds like the flame failure device.
    This is a probe that is positioned in the pilot flame, if it has one, or the burner flame if its piezoelectric ignition. Make sure its actually in the flame. If it is, and still not staying alight, then you may need a new one.
     
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    Sounds like a partially blocked pilot jet. Spiders webs are favourite and I keep a long thin brush to tackle these but it does sometimes need removing extraneous bits to get at it.
     
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    Hi had the same problem on our Hymer, different water heater but we went to the local dealer and the workshop engineer told me to remove outside vent cover and put an air line in and blow everything out, Lots of dust leaves came out and it now works a treat and has done ever since 6 months . Not sure if it will work but its free and just takes a few minutes, got to be worth a try, good luck!!!
     
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    Yes mine will not work unless the outside cover is off. But remember to put back on after use :thumb:
     
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    Ummmmm.. this might sound like I am taking the mick but I have fallen foul of it myself ....

    Before you spend a small fortune, just change the gas bottle and give it a try.. Might take a few attempts but it worked for me and since then a few other folk I have come across on camp sites with the same problem !
     
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    I did try that first, but no diffrence :cry:
    I will remove the cover tomorrow to have a look at the gas burner and gas valve (and to see if there's any mice/birds living in it :Rofl1:)
    If it is the burner then the best course of action i think is a new one.
     
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    The burner is apparently very easy to replace. I had mine done (under warranty) last August, took dealer half an hour but unfortunately I didn't watch the procedure but I know it has been dealt with on this forum or 'another' so use the search facility or someone will be along soon to tell you how to do it.
     
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