Pilot light goes out after the water heater has been running for a few minutes.

Pilot light goes out after the water heater has been running for a few minutes.

by Allen Couch
(Brewton, AL)

I have a Master Plumber Reliance 501 Gas hot water heater. It is give or take 15 years old and have never had a problem with it. Came home yesterday and the hot water was warm.

Went and checked and the pilot light was off. I relit it and turned it on and it ran for a few minutes and then went out. I relit it several times and when I let release the pilot button it would go out. I let it sit for a while and went back and tried and it lit, stayed lit and turned the gas on and it started heating. It heated for about 10 minutes and then went out.

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Aug 07, 2017
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by: Anonymous

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to this topic? I changed out my thermocouple and igniter. I light the pilot, and it will stay on and warm up the water. After about ten to fifteen minutes it shuts off. The pilot will not come back on. I have to re-light the pilot.

Aug 26, 2016
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by: Anonymous

I am having the same exact problem, I replaced the thermocouple and it lights just fine but goes out after running for several minutes while the water is barely starting to warm up .

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