help! hot water heater strange noises

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      MasterPlumbers
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      A few days ago, I had to re-light the pilot on my water heater. Tonight, I noticed crackling & snapping noises coming from the heater, and the flame isn’t steady.

      What might this be? The water heater is only a few months old and these are the first problems we’ve had.

      Thanks for any help you can give.

    • #289165

      Have an experienced gas service person check the burner manifold. Snapping and cracking is a symptom of burning within a burner. the gas pressure may have dropped due to restriction of some other cause.

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