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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79%of customersrecommend this product15 of 19reviews
Rating Breakdown21 reviews
79%of customersrecommend this product15 of 19reviews
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.
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.
The pilot light on my water heater went out and after watching an online video I decided to try and replace the thermocouple myself. The instructions were clear but I would recommend watching a video as well. This was an easy fix.
Pros: Easy to Install
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Review 8 for 24 in. Universal Gas Thermocouple
this product is a great solution for a simple heating repair.
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!
I was buying this at the suggestion of a Home Depot "Pro", for my furnace, This is NOT for electronic ignitor furnaces. It is for mainly hot water heaters. Which I did go ahead and install on mine. It works great. I definitely recommend this product, but urge you to strongly to get a second opinion when dealing w/ gas and your furnace.
Bought this to replace the thermocouple for my gas water heater because the pilot light won't stay on. Worked like a champ. The only disconcerting thing is that the casing for the thermocouple looks used (scorched or burned marks), but I suppose that it is due to testing at the factory. All the thermocouples on the shelf had similar burned marks.
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.
I replaced my previous burned out thermo couple with this unit from Honeywell. Thinking it was a recognized brand name, I thought it would last me at least a few years. Wrong. Trying to light up the old pilot light today, only to find it won't stay lit. It didn't last even one year. I'm just guessing that like most things these days, it's probably not made in America. My advice is find something of better quality.
I'm having a problem with a 9-year-old State water heater: the pilot will stay lit for hours, but after 15 minutes of the burning being lit, both the burner and pilot shut off. There is no thermal safety switch on the outside of the combustion chamber (next to the viewing window and the tubing for the gas, pilot and ignition unit). Could the thermocouple work at lower temperatures, but fail once the entire chamber gets too hot? I can't imagine it could get hotter in there compared to the thermocouple being directly in the pilot's flame!? Three plumbers couldn't figure out this problem!
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!