Model #HRN4940T MAYTAG Water heater, Gas

  • Body
    3 Results
Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

Pilot light going out on water heater, what needs fixing?

A:

Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having a problem with the water heater. Usually when the pilot goes out for no reason I suspect the problem is a plugged air intake or flame arrestor. The flame arrestor is a fine ceramic filter in the bottom of the water heater. If it plugs up it stops the airflow and will cause the thermal cutoff to over heat and turn the gas off. I have provided you with the instructions for removing the burner and cleaning the flame arrestor. Make sure to use a brush and a vacuum to clean the flame arrestor. If the flame still goes out after cleaning the flame arrestor, I recommend replacing the thermocouple. The part number for the pilot assembly is 66001547 and can be ordered from our parts website Sears Parts Direct .

If you have any problems, please reply below with the details and I will be happy to assist you. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

Read More
Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 26, 2011
A:

Thank you for the reply. I have broken the image down into 4 images and posted them below. You should be able to print them now. As for the pilot assembly, replacing it is not difficult. You just remove the screws and feed the lines through the front cover. I recommend taking a picture of the line routing before hand so you can route them in the same manner.

Read More
Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 30, 2011
A:

Here is the fourth image.

Read More
Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 30, 2011
A:

Thank you for getting back to me. I am glad you were able to do the repair and save some money. If you can let me know if you think, the cleaning was simple enough for most homeowners to complete. Your feedback would help me provide better assistance to other customers. Thank you in advance.

Read More
Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 12, 2011
See more answers