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Water heater won't ignite

Posted by littleguns (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 08 at 8:54

I have a 6-year-old State Select Powervent pilotless water heater that is balky about igniting. It fires OK when I turn it off and on, but it sometimes won't ignite on its own. Is this an ignition module or ignitor plate problem I could fix myself? I'm familiar with mechanical repairs in general, just not water heaters. Thanks.
(Sorry if this a repeat question. My first attempt disappeared somehwere.)


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RE: Water heater won't ignite

It could be the igniter, ignition module, pressure switch (that proves fan), the fan, venting issues, condensate drain issues, line voltage polarity issues, ground issues.....

No easy answer without a tech there to diagnose, sorry


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