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Multiple Water Leaks In Church Repaired

New Freedom Assembly Church
Portland, OR
Multiple Water Leaks In Church Repaired
Portland Plumbing Plus is an awesome company. They came like an Angel of God and blessed the church by helping us discover multiple water leaks. They fixed the problem in a short period of time with good spirits and excellent customer service. I would recommand Portland Plumbing Plus to anyone or business in need of plumbing service.

I Dont Need a Second Plumbing Company for my Restaurants

Bridget W.
Portland, OR
After my regular plumbing company stood me up on a day when my restaurant flooded, I made sure to keep at least 2 plumbing companies numbers in case of any emergency. But since I hired Portland Plumbing Plus, I don't have need of a second company. The plumber is very reliable. I recommend with no reservation

Question: My Water Heater Pilot Light Wont Stay Lit

Question
Yesterday my water heater went out and didn't come on, so I replace the thermocouple and the gas valve and the pilot now wont stay lit, but the old thermocouple was shorter than the new one, been the new thermocouple longer than the old one could that be why the pilot doesn't stay on?

Answer
The length of the thermocouple has nothing to do with the problem you're having. The longer thermocouple is the universal type with longer lead. Just uncoil as much lead as you need for the installation, then roll the excess in a tight roll and tuck it behind your gas tube.

I suspect that you didn't install the thermocouple properly. There are other possibilities though but if you didn't install the thermocouple properly against the pilot, it wont heat and open gas control valve.

I suggest that you do the following:
1. Make sure that the end of the thermocouple is raised at least 1/4 inch above pilot lit to heat properly.  Use a pair of pliers to bend pilot and thermocouple 1/4 closer to each other
2. While igniting the pilot, press down and hold the pilot button for 30 seconds. Pressing down and holding the button on gas control valve for 30 seconds allows the gas to enter pilot to heat thermocouple.

Other Common Problems Why Pilot Wont Stay Lit

  • No gas
  • Low gas pressure
  • Blocked pilot line
  • Faulty thermocouple - note that some thermocouples may have factory faults. So the one you just bought could be faulty.
  • Faulty thermostat
  • Air in gas line
  • Moth and dirt in gas line...
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