Gas Water Heater Repair
If you pilot light on a gas tank water heater will not stay lit or it goes out every few hours, the most likely cause is a worn out thermal couple. Gas water heater repair is a good idea before replacing your water heater. The thermal couple is responsible for creating a small volt of electricity that powers the gas control valve. When there is electricity present the gas control valve will open and allow the main burner to ignite and heat your water. The thermal couple serves two purposes: One is to allow the pilot light to stay lit and the second is to let the gas control valve know that there is a flame present and that the main burner can safely be activated.
Thermal Couple Repair Cost
This is a very common repair and generally costs between $145 and $395, including parts and labor.
Burner Assembly Repair Cost
Occasional the entire burner assembly needs to be replaced and generally costs between $395 and $495, including parts and labor.
Gas Control Valve Repair Cost
Sometimes the gas control valve needs to be replaced and generally costs between $395 and $595, including parts and labor.