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Offline smilezrcool

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R110Rtsp Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« on: January 16, 2011, 10:37:10 AM »
I have a unitrol natural gas control valve on my hot water heater.  When I place my nose next to the black control valve I get a small smell of natural gas.  My question is there any parts or orings that can be replaced in this valve short of replacing the entire valve.  Thanks!!!!!!

Offline niobrara

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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 11:17:37 AM »
Replace the valve,safety first.

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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 11:30:06 AM »
I wonder where I can purchase the valve.

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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 12:04:57 PM »
You posted this under the 'Sears Appliance Repair' board. Is this a sears product?

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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 12:33:18 PM »
There are no replaceable parts on the gas valve.
Make a soapy water solution and apply it to the valve connections. A sign of bubbles will be the leaking point.
No bubbles,no leak.
The valve can be purchased at Home Improvement stores such as Lowes,Home Depot.
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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 01:06:23 PM »
You posted this under the 'Sears Appliance Repair' board. Is this a sears product?
No it is not a sears product.  Sorry for the wrong post I am new to the forum.

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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2011, 01:07:31 PM »
There are no replaceable parts on the gas valve.
Make a soapy water solution and apply it to the valve connections. A sign of bubbles will be the leaking point.
No bubbles,no leak.
The valve can be purchased at Home Improvement stores such as Lowes,Home Depot.
I used a soap solution and I get a small bubble under the black control knob.

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Re: Unitrol Natural Gas Control Valve Slow Leak
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 01:59:51 PM »
To replace the valve you remove the pilot line, main burner and thermocouple. Then use a large pipe wrench to unscrew the valve from the tank. Most people just buy another heater because investing in a new valve may be a waste of money if the tank is rusty. Dumping a bunch of money into a tank that might spring a leak at any time is risky. Now if you found a leaker with a good valve on it then you could maybe make a good water heater out of 2 bad ones. Just something to think about. That valve is not fixable, no parts are available and that is intended. Manufacturers outlawed repairing gas valves years ago. TY Ralph Nader.
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