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I had to turn off my gas main in order for my oven to be repaired.  Now, I cannot light my hot water heater pilot.  It is very old, a Montgomery Ward heater model srm 33713.  It tells me how to light the pilot (the steps), but I am not sure where to put the flame?

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I don't know how high the water got but if only the burner was covered it is probably just dirt. Try replacing the thermocouple this is usually less than $10. If the gas valve itself was wet REPLACE THE WATER HEATER!!!!!!! Never trust a gas valve that has been wet!!!!! It can seem to work just fine but get stuck in the open position defeating all safety measures.

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have then replace your thermo couplers in them it'll solve your problem its a sensor for your pilots

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SOURCE: montgomery ward hot water heater model SRM 33004 PILOT light won't stay lite ?

The oriface may be partialy plugged or the thermo-couple is bad.

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Well, let's start the trouble shooting process with trying to get the pilot lit...
Have you removed the cover at the bottom of the heater?-- Can you see an pilot light inside?

If not, Can you try lighting the pilot-- and noticing how the pilot flam heats the little ThermoCouple (TC)?
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Do you need help in getting the pilot light lit?-- do you understand the need to hold down the start button, until the TC gets heated up?

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