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HTBrown1953
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Hello,

I have a Bradford White 30 gallon gas water heater that also has an older Unitrol gas valve on the water heater and that gas valve has printed on the side of the gas valve, “Caution Replace With RobertShaw R120RT-P Only”.

There is also the following text on the side of the gas valve:

R120RT-PII-8.3 Letter P with a circle around the letter P and then these numbers: 18130.

I’m attaching a picture of the gas valve to this post.

The serial number of this Bradford White water heater is PA104777.

I found a Bradford White website that has the decoding of the age of a water heater, and from the serial number I can tell that my water heater was made in January of 1997.

The model number of the water heater is M30I10RN or it might be M30T10RN, I can’t be sure of the letter after the M30 part of the model number.

I replaced the thermo-couple and the main burner still won’t light.

The pilot light lights and stays lit.

I saw that a previous poster had the same type of gas valve as my water heater but he found that the thermo-couple had caused his problem.

The previous poster was also having trouble finding this gas valve.

Do any of you know where I can get a replacement gas valve for this water heater?

I thought I’d try and replace the gas valve, if one is still available, before buying a new water heater.

Thanks.

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