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Becker hot water heater flame goes out

Mike1212 Member Posts: 1
Ok have a bit of a problem. My hot water tank won’t stay running. It will stay running though if I keep the igniter box cracked open for some reason. When it was running I was checking to see if the ignitor was sparking the electrodes and it was. I found when I keep this cracked open a little bit(maybe a quarter of a inch) the flame will stay. Once I close it the igniter box the flame will go out and it will trip the reset button. 


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,172
    Sounds like a draught problem -- but unless you really know what you are doing with it, may I suggest that you find a technician who is familiar with the burner and the instruments used to adjust it and let him or her find and fix the problem? There are a number of possible causes.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,552
    I agree with @Jamie Hall the flame is not getting combustion air. Air inlet blocked or dirty, flue problem etc
  • BDR529
    BDR529 Member Posts: 273
    Gonna have to call the guy