GE gas water heater with sealed chamber stopped working. The pilot would not relight, after trying several times with the starter. Suspected a bad thermocouple. Purchased a new thermocouple from the hardware store about . Replaced and fixed, saved a couple hundred dollars.
After fixing and putting everything back, make sure to check the gas line connections with a soap and water mix in a spray bottle. If the sprayed soapy water on the connections is bubbling, that means there’s a gas leak. Be careful, be safe.
GE gas water heater
Serial Number GEUN1111U06780
Model Number GG38T06AXK00