Thermo coupler

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Old 03-04-11, 07:28 PM
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Thermo coupler

Is there any reason that a thermo coupler wouldn't last very long?
The one at my Fathers house has gone out, or quit working four time in the past year. The water heater is just over two years old.
What causes one to go bad in the first place?
 
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Old 03-04-11, 10:54 PM
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First of all the device is called a thermocouple, not thermo coupler or thermal coupling or any of the other misspellings I see.

There are very few reasons for a thermocouple to not last for many, many years, even decades is not out of the ordinary. The thermocouple should be fully engulfed by the pilot flame but NOT in the line of the main flame. The tip of the thermocouple should glow a dull red, not a bright red or orange. It may be necessary to slightly change the location of the thermocouple and/or pilot burner to achieve the proper placement.
 
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Old 03-05-11, 12:40 PM
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I've gotten good at changing the thermocouple, witch I now know what its called.
I will check the pilot flame and make sure it completely coves the end.

Thank you.
 
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