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So I have a Rheem water heater just out of warranty. I've got a pilot that won't stay lit and my troubleshooting has led to thinking it's oxidization and I just need to open her and clean the thermocouple, as I've done for years on many different models.
This one, however, has a "sealed chamber" and I can't find any info about a replacement gasket after I open it to clean the thermocouple.
Can anybody else advise me on this ?
Thanks in advance
 

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So I have a Rheem water heater just out of warranty. I've got a pilot that won't stay lit and my troubleshooting has led to thinking it's oxidization and I just need to open her and clean the thermocouple, as I've done for years on many different models.
This one, however, has a "sealed chamber" and I can't find any info about a replacement gasket after I open it to clean the thermocouple.
Can anybody else advise me on this ?
Thanks in advance
Flexseal, works wonders.
 

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A man jumped out of a airplane one time and as he was falling he forgot how to work his parachute,on his way down he met a man coming up,he yelled over there to the man coming up,"hey do you know anything about a parachute"?the guy answered,"No,do you know anything about lighting a gas water heater"??

in other words call a dam plumber
 

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