I bought a Kenmore Power Miser 9 Gas Water Heater from Sears and the pilot light stops working resulting in cold water all the time. I called Sears and their Service not only sucks but they refuse to honor their warranty for free parts, I bough the water heater in December 2005 and it has a 9 year warranty. The parts are free of they are defective in workmanship or material. But to get the free parts under the waranty, you have to pay their service technician to order the part. But they cannot get to you for at least 2 to 3 weeks, when you can call a local licensed plumber to do the work for you the same day. Or if youwant to pay for the parts, that's alright with Sears, and they will send them to you. But in order to get the free parts under the warranty you have to use their technician to order the parts. What a scam. I will never buy anything from Sears and hopefully everyone else that can read this will never nbuy an appliacne from Sears as their service sucks and they do not honor their warranties.