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power miser 9 water heater pilot light won't stay lit

Hi! I have a Kenmore Power Miser 9 water heater and the pilot light won't stay lit. I already cleaned the plastic screen 2 days ago, still having same trouble. Model 153.339462 s/n D06A133356.

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I'm sorry about the difficulties that you are experiencing with your Power Miser water heater. I did some research at managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may assist you until your expert can respond. I have attached the link below. If you would like to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to searshomeservices.com. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond.
by Manage My Life
March 29th, 2011
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Manage My Life
I'm fixing this water heater myself. Would you suggest that I remove and clean the burner assembly?
by Manage My Life
March 29th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with your water heater. On the new model water heaters, there is an air intake screen and a flame arrestor. If the pilot still goes out after cleaning the intake screen, I recommend cleaning the flame arrestor. To clean the flame arrestor, turn the gas off to the water heater. Then follow the instructions in the image below. I have found using a vacuum and a brush works the best for cleaning the arrestor. Once the arrestor is clean reassemble, the water heater making sure to double-check all of the connections you had removed. Then turn the gas back on and check the operation.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the water heater.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct

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If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 1,756 community points in Appliances
March 30th, 2011
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John Eddy
I can't read the image. Is there anywhere else I can find those pages?
by John Eddy
September 25th, 2013
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Mark T
eddyjohn,

I am sorry you are having a problem with the image. I reposted the image below. Just click on it to enlarge it.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.
by Mark T Earned 1,756 community points in Appliances
September 25th, 2013
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