To install a thermocouple, it is important to first determine whether or not the whole burner must be removed. Find out how to draw a thermocouple after it has been installed with help from a master plumber and heating specialist in this free video on water heaters. Expert: Chris Spannagel Bio: Chris Spannagel was a master plumber for 17 years and is licensed in Arizona. Filmmaker: Chuck Tyler Series Description: Keeping a hot water heater is in good working order is the best way to keep warm water. Discover how old water heater valves with more water than newer and more use with help from a master plumber and heating specialist in this free video series on electric heaters.
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11 thoughts on “Hot Water Heaters: How to Install a thermocouple on a water heater

  1. elitedefense72 says:

    On my unit, the thermocouple seems spliced ​​a diode of some sort (I’ve pulled out all the burners) have. Is what necessary? Also seems my thermocouple in addition to the pilot to be threaded. It will not “pull” Simply as you have demonstrated here. In other words, it seems to me a real pain the ass! Do I have the diode / fuse thing?

  2. mightyerle says:

    Yes. First you pull the thermocouple in place, then off the gas, then light the pilot. Not a bad idea to check for leaks with a little soapy water on the crossing before lighting the pilot, just to make sure nothing is wrong. Daub a little soapy water on the crossing, and if there is a leak you’ll see, it’s bubbling in the water.

  3. sestrada021989 says:

    I have a question, how do you determine whether you need to get the entire burner, it is when the thermocouple dosent work or can tell you before you go out and buy a

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