Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dono Perfect part and easy to install!
This saved me over $100 in parts and labor! I found the effect art for $12 and was able to replace it perfectly and had hot water in 30 minutes! My wife and daughter think I'm "Mr. Fixit" now!
April 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bassman 24" Universal Gas Thermocouple made by Honeywell
I bought one of these for my Burnham hot water boiler and it didn't work. The pilot light would come on but would immediately go out after I lifted my finger off the red button. After two days without heat I was able to get a reliable serviceman in and he found that the problem was the thermocouple I bought at Home Depot.. Cost me a $150 service call. He told me that these thermocouples may be OK in some applications but in his experience they are generally no good for furnaces or boilers.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a4andrew worked well for me
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.
November 11, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kdfvwman Thermocouple bad? think twice!
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!
November 26, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lincoln "THERMOCOUPLE BAD? THINK TWICE!"
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!
March 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dcmf Too bad
Only lasted about 24 hours and then I had to replace it again.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Try this FIRST, its cheap and easy!
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.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DHN Works
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.
March 18, 2014