Water heater on/off knob cracked
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:50 AM
I was going to try to get it fired up, but I noticed that the on/off/pilot knob is split across the top. Before I turn it on, I wanted to check here and see if this is a problem or if it's something I can ignore for now.
If it is a problem and could be potentially dangerous, can the knob be replaced, or is this a situation where one has to replace the entire control assembly?
P.S., the control valve looks almost exactly like the one in the link below.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:44 AM
j/k. I'll look it up tonight when I get home.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:09 AM
different versions of the Valve ..
to check to see if the Knob is available separately ..
Don't want to "guess" with gas
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:49 PM
this makes it tough to light the pilot and know where to set the knob for pilot , on ,ect
BUT the knob itself has nothing to do with gas leaking , the seal is down inside the valve
years ago i had a water heater that both knobs had melted from another problem that was corrected , the valve worked fine for years and would still be ok if it had not been replaced because of a water leak
But always be aware of gas fumes , on any gas appliance even if it looks brand new .
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