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Old 01-12-20, 06:50 AM
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I have a gas water heater, model #FG1F3030S3PV. The pilot light went out on it, we have tried to get it back on, but it will not stay lite, do we have to replace the whole burner and thermocouple unite?
 
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Old 01-12-20, 08:11 AM
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Most likely the thermocouple. Replace it. Easy and cheap fix.
 
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Old 01-12-20, 10:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

do we have to replace the whole burner and thermocouple unite?
On many water heaters the thermocouple can be changed by itself.
That water heater doesn't list just a single part but the entire burner assembly.

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Old 01-12-20, 10:54 AM
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Try this site. I'm betting this is available in most home center stores.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Amer...w=1280&bih=548
 
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Old 01-12-20, 11:44 AM
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Thermocouples are pretty much universal and are chosen based on lead length.
However, for some reason they don't list a replacement thermocouple for that water heater in the actual parts list for that particular water heater.

When you put any water heater model number + thermocouple into search it pops up with replacements.
 
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Old 01-12-20, 03:08 PM
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Old 01-12-20, 04:04 PM
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That looks like the right part/kit but interesting as the price is so much lower than most other places that sell it. $45 is a really good price.
 
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Old 01-14-20, 05:48 PM
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The OP never mentioned the brand of his water heater, but now I am assuming it's a Whirlpool. I remember hearing horror stories about Whirlpool having OEM only left hand threaded thermocouples. That is, among so many other Whirlpool gas water heater horror stories.
 
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I want to Thank you for your help
 
 

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