My daughter has a Bradford White water heater # MITW40L6L910 for what
it's worth. The unit is only about 7 years old with relatively little
use. By that I mean there are not 14 people in the house taking 25
showers a day and doing tons of wash. It is ONE PERSON for years and
now TWO people.
I am told that the manual states that this unit has ELECTRONIC IGNITION
for the PILOT LIGHT.
I assume this means there IS A PILOT LIGHT but it lights like a
barbecue grill if it needs relighting.
NO hot water. Hubby tried to relight it and no good.
It has a POWER VENT on top.
I read somewhere that the POWERVENT is tied in to the igniton system.
Vent does not go on and the heater does NOT light up ? Correct ?
I did a lot of searching on the internet and found virtually nothing on
TROUBLESHOOTING these models. I have the NON-POWERVENT models and am 60
miles away. So I have not seen their unit to try and help.
I went to HOW STUFF WORKS and no good - info only on older
1) Comments/suggestions for TROUBLESHOOTING this problem ?? ( other
than the OBVIOUS one = call a PRO )
2)Any sites with info on these heaters with POWER VENTS ? I found none.
3) On POWERVENT models, if they need to be replaced, does the VENT
ASSEMBLY just hook on to the NEW HEATER ???
4) Do the POWERVENT assemblies have a UNIVERSAL plug ???