- Model Number
- More than 10 years
I have a Bradford White Defender gas water heater. Over Memorial Day weekend, we stopped having hot water. I thought that I would have to buy a new water heater. After a couple of days, I decided to see if the pilot light had gone out and tried re-light it on Memorial Day. It relit and we had hot water until this morning. I tried to relight the pilot but have not been able to do so. Both times that the pilot has gone out we had fairly heavy rain. Each time there has been some water in the catch pan that that the water heater sits in. The pan has a drain pipe so it never fills up. There is also water outside of the pan. Are there any ideas as to why the pilot goes out? Why won't it relight? I don't see any leak in the ceiling. Could water be coming down the vent pipe?