hot water heater do not work after minor flood-please help

Old 01-30-12, 02:44 PM
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hot water heater do not work after minor flood-please help

Hi ,i rented a new Gas water heater RHEEM,which got water in the insulation,ignition comes on & started at first I run it for 15 min ,now ignition comes on but do not run anymore,Heater company say I need to replace this,once water get in insulation it is no good. What option do I have. thanks
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You rented a gas water heater? Or did you rent a house with a gas water heater? Please clarify! I can't imagine renting a water heater.

I had a similar (but different situation). The wet insulation will eventually dry out. Is this a standing pilot? Is the pilot burning?

First, try replacing the thermouple. Then, if that doesn't help, then maybe the gas valve. In the meantime, based on my experience, I would resist buying a new heater.

What level did the water get to? Possibly your homeowner's insurance could cover it?

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