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Why does the pilot light go out for no reason on my Kenmore Power Miser 12 hot water heater model 153.331543?

The pilot light will just be out when we discover we have no hot water. It lights fine and then will work for 3 to 6 weeks and then we find we have no hot water and the pilot light is out again. It has happened maybe 6 or 7 times in the last 8 months. At first I thought it may be when the wind is strong outside, but it has done this when we have no wind at all. Can the pilot light be adjusted up? If the thermocouple was bad why would it light okay after going out?

Kenmore , Building Supplies , Home Improvement
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by LYLE W. Earned 137,772 community points in Kenmore
April 23rd, 2009
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