I have searched for answers but have only found one thread regarding this issue and no solution was posted.
The pilot light
will not stay lit, seems to a common issue. This is on a gravity unit with no fan or electrics and the pilot light
must be manually lit. replaced the thremo couple and didn't help.
The heater is in a trilliam of unknown year. Located under the sink. the pilot to my uneducated eyes, seems ok, if you look up inside its pretty tall, but does not heat the thermo couple enough to activate the gas valve, since the couple is located under (which is a poor design to me) the piolot flame.
Aside from the gas valve being possibly full of crap, what other things could I look at before sending it to a shop? the flame is not stable and reacts with any bit of air movement, including someone walking past the vent out side. Aside from that everything else works fine and just needs some much needed TLC.