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Removing Manifold Assembly / Burner; Replacement Parts - Whirlpool 12307 Installation Instructions And Use And Care Manual

Gas water heater with the flame lock safety system
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Replacement Parts

IMPORTANT: The following maintenance procedures
are for the Flame Lock
should be performed by a qualified person.
Replacement parts may be ordered through your plumber
or the local distributor. Parts will be shipped at prevailing
prices and billed accordingly. When ordering replacement
parts, always have the following information ready:
1. model, serial, and product number
2. type of gas
3. item number
4. parts description
See Repair Parts Section for a list of available repair parts.
Removing the Manifold Assembly
1. Turn off the gas to the water heater at the manual
shut-off valve (Figure 3).
2. Depress the dial stop and turn the gas control knob on
the combination gas control
valve/thermostat clockwise to
the "OFF" position (Figure 19).
3. Remove the outer door.
4. Remove the two screws
securing the manifold door
assembly to the combustion
chamber (Figure 23).
5. Disconnect the thermocouple
(right-hand thread), pilot
tube, the igniter wire from
the igniter button, the two
connectors attached to
the thermal switch, and
manifold tube at the gas
control valve/thermostat.
(Figures 22 & 23.) NOTE:
L.P. Gas systems use reverse (left-hand) threads on
the manifold tube.
6. Grasp the manifold tube and push down slightly to free
the manifold, pilot tube, and thermocouple.
7. Carefully remove the manifold assembly from the
burner compartment. NOTE: Be sure not to damage
internal parts.
Figure 23
Burner Assembly
Removal
Gas Valve /
Thermostat
Manifold
Tube
Thermocouple
Viewport
Manifold
Screw (2)
Safety System components and
Figure 22
Dial Stop
U N I T R O L
WARNING
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE
LIGHTING
T
N
S
Right-Hand
Thread
Thermocouple
Manifold Tube
Piezo
Igniter
Button
Pilot Tube
U N I T R O L
WARNING
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE
LIGHTING
T
N
S
Thermal Switch
Manifold
Two Piece Wire
Door
Connector
Removing the Burner from the
Manifold Assembly
Natural Gas Burner (Low Nox)
1. Take off the burner by removing the two (2) screws located
underneath the burner.
2. Check the burner to see if it is dirty or clogged. The burner
may be cleaned with soap and hot water (Figure 24A).
Figure 24A
Natural Gas (Low Nox)
Burner Assembly
Burner
Thermocouple
Retainer Clip
Igniter
Button
Burner
Igniter
Wire
Pilot
Tube
L.P. Gas Burner
Thermal
1. Separate the pilot bracket from the L.P. burner by
Switch Wires
removing screw.
2. Loosen set screw located on top of the L.P. burner near
the manifold door. Carefully, pull the burner away from the
manifold door assembly.
3. Check the burner to see if it is dirty or clogged. The burner
may be cleaned with soap and hot water (Figure 24B).
Figure 24B
L.P. Gas Burner
Assembly
Burner
Pilot Assembly
Manifold Door
Assembly
Two Piece Wire
Connector
Manifold
Door
Gasket
Pilot Bracket
Pilot Assembly
Thermocouple
Manifold Door
Assembly
Pilot Assembly
Screws
Manifold Door
Manifold Door
Assembly
Gasket
Two Piece Wire
Connector
Screws
Thermocouple
Pilot Bracket
Retainer Clip
Thermal Switch
Igniter Wire
Pilot
Tube
Manifold
Tube
Thermocouple
Viewport
Pilot
Tube
Manifold
Tube
Thermal Switch
Igniter Wire
Pilot
Tube
Manifold
Tube
Thermocouple
Viewport
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