The Honeywell 24 in. Universal Gas Thermocouple includes universal adapter fittings and is compatible with screw-in, push-in or clamp-type pilot burners. It is designed for gas furnaces and 30 millivolt systems. The element is built for reliability and long life.
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81%of customersrecommend this product22 of 27reviews
Rating Breakdown30 reviews
81%of customersrecommend this product22 of 27reviews
The website shows a Honeywell unit which is an excellent item. When I got to the store they are selling some dubious quality no-name item. Didn't have time to look elsewhere so I bought it but was not happy!
Cons: not what website showed
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 24 in. Universal Gas Thermocouple
from California, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Water heater with no pilot light / thermo coupler fixes it
The water heater pilot light went out. I google the tutoring for replacing the thermo-couple, and I was able to replace the thermo-coupler in my water heater, GE brand Model PG40T9XA. Since the thermo-coupler basically is a solid copper wire, a conductor with a thermo sensor at the end. It’s very simple to go to Home Depot and buying an UNIVERSAL THERMO coupler typical one of two sizes 24 inches or 36 inches. For example, My GE water heater has the thermo sensor / copper wire 15 inches long. However, I bought the universal thermo coupler 24 inches long at Home Depot and folding the extra copper wire / thermo sensor . The point is we don’t have to find / to buy OEM manufacturing part for the exact length of the thermo coupler. An universal thermo couple works just fine.
it is very convenient to get this from a local store when i need rather than searching from the web and wait for a few days to have it arrived. one thing need to know is to adjust the tip 1/2" above the pilot light. otherwises, the pilot won't be able to maintain the light after you release the gas's button. recommended.
I have a Bradford White 40 gallon water heater and found the pilot light out this morning when getting ready for work. I tried to clean up the old thermocouple with sandpaper, but to no use. I picked this up and had it installed and working in no time. This is a bit longer than the OE so I just put one coil in it before I hooked it up to take in the slack.
Pros: Easy to Install
7out of7found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 24 in. Universal Gas Thermocouple
PostedJanuary 20, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
Only lasted about 24 hours and then I had to replace it again.
This universal was easier to install than the original design. This part has a separate mounting assembly from the sensor, which made it easier to install past a tight fitting corner.
I woke up on a cold morning to no heat. Pilot was out. Tried relighting pilot several times. It would ignite everytime, but once I let off the pilot button it would go out. A quick trip to my local Home Depot and 15-20 minute install later and we have heat again!
Now I know... I went the old school method and bench tested everything with a multi-meter. still couldn't find the problem. I reviewed my issue online and found this to be the most common issue with this system. "pilot light goes out every time I release the button, never stays lit"... this product solves this problem for myself and many others. Try it first and if its not the problem it will be in the future so a little preventative maintenance never hurts.
Though the package says the swap would take only 15 minutes, don't believe it, especially if you have to take apart the housing (refer to the manual). It took about an hour for me to pull out the parts after diagnosing the problem where my pilot light would soon go off after lighting and running for awhile then going out again (a 5+ year old Whirlpool water heater). Anyway this 24" was just the right side (with flexibility to making it "shorter" should you have to get it closer. Getting a repair person to do the job probably would have cost over a $100 to do, but googling and youtubing helped me save lots of money on this fix.
It works well, but it was a bear to get it installed. I have installed other thermal couplers before with little issue. In there others, the thermal coupler and the housing was two separate parts which made it easier to work the height of the sensor to flame. This being one piece made it a bit more difficult to install. The other versions took 15 minutes to install and 5 to test to make sure everything was working properly. This version took me 30 min with 5 mins testing.
Scenario: pilot light goes out, main burner off, replacing thermocouple produces identical failure on a GE waterheater with Robertshaw Main gas valve! After relighting pilot and firing burner water heater gets warm, suddenly burner and pilot go out, as it turns out the internal high temperature shut off switch opens prematurely! (This switch is in series with the thermocouple and internal gas shutof solenoid valve) inside the dry well of the temperature probe which extends into the water cavity from the back of the main gas valve! Solution: replace Main gas valve.
If the pilot can be lit normally and the burner can be turned on and off by hand then the thermocouple is usually ok!