Regretably, your plumber, Lee,was unable to fix my Kenmoire water heater. He said it needed new parts at a cost thaan rivaled the price of a new water heater. He offered me a new heater, installed for $1200.
A neighbor came the following day,mlooked at the water heater and restarted the burner assembly, That worked for about 24 hours. He then removed the mechanisms frromn inside the heatyer and replaced them with an identical new part he purchased flor $80. The heater has been working perfectly for several straight days.