Yea I wouldn’t know man. The gas valves say no serviceable parts so if I ever had an issue with one I would just replace it. Was the heater under water?I found a small spider under the plastic cover, but no evidence of any contacts being bridged. I even took the circuit board for the valve out. Nothing unusual on the back. I just don't see how this can be happening. No way you can see the other side of the board without destroying it, so maybe I'm not seeing something. In summary... it appears when the pilot solenoid activates, the main solenoid also activates.... even with the MV wire disconnected from the main valve.