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joaklay
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I called the 800 # on the hot water heater, talked to a tech support guy, told him the code and he overnighted me an ignitor assy, free of charge.

So today I opened it up and to my surprize, there was alot of rust particles all over the pilot and burner assy. I wouldn’t have suspected that in 1 yr of service and it’s likely that that rust in itsself was the problem but having the new part, I still went ahead and replaced it anyway.
I vacuumed up all the rust.
It now starts up without hearing the ignitor clicking excessively so I’m sure it’s fixed, at least until more rust re-appears.
Maybe that only happened initially? I’ll see.
Either way, it’s very easy to remove the burner assembly and clean it out.

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