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Turn the gas knob to the pilot setting, press it in and hold it. You should hear gas escaping while in this position. Do not let more than about 10 seconds of gas out at one time as it may pool. Light the pilot while holding the gas knob down for a minute. Release the gas knob (the pilot flame should stay lit) and turn it to the ON position. To make sure the gas heater is working properly, turn up the thermostat and see if the heater heats up. How To Light The Pilot Light On Gas Heater
First locate where to light pilot. You can do this by following thin aluminum colored tubing from control valve to inside heater.In general on top of your gas control valve is a knob. Turn indicator of this knob to pilot and depress knob. This will start gas flow to pilot at end of thin tube. Hold this knob in the depressed position and light pilot. DO NOT release knob for 30 -45 seconds. Then release knob and pilot will remain lit. Then turn knob to on position. If pilot will not stay lit you may need a new thermo coupler, which senses heat from flame to keep pilot gas flow open.
You need to turn the knob on the gas valve (inside the heater) to the "pilot" position. Then, while holding a flame over the pilot assembly push down on the knob.
Gas should come out of the pilot and ignite. Continue holding the knob down for 10-15 seconds. Release the knob and the pilot should stay lit. If not the pilot generator may need to be replaced.
Turn the knob to the "on" position, close the heater and turn the heater on and turn the thermostat to hot. The heater should fire. If it does not fire and the pilot goes out, that may also indicate a pilot generator problem.
Turn the knob on the gas valve t the PILOT position. Press down on the knob so that gas can get to the pilot. Light the pilot. Keep holding down the knob till the thermocouple gets hot enough to hold the safety magnet open and keep the pilot burning. Then move the knob to the ON position. Once that is done raise your thermostat setting till the heater comes on then adjust according to you comfort and party on Amigo!
pilot light keeps going out! more then likely its the thermal coupling doing this. if bad it shut all gas to heater for a safety measure. just shut power off, then turn gas off and replace it. then you should be ready to go. to relight heater hold down on gas vavle knob in the pilot position, hold down and light it at the coupling where gas comes out. when it is lit, continue to hold down for 60 seconds. release knob very slow. then if its lit, turn to the run position. if flme goes out, wait at least 5 minutes to expel the gas fumes and turn to pilot and try again. good-day !
Access is at the bottom of the water heater. There is a little cover you will have to take off. Look for the gas valve. (its where the gas will come in to the water heater) Follow the two lines that come off he bottom of the valve. They will lead you to the burner (big line) and the pilot(smaller line). The pilot is what you are looking for. 1. locate the pilot (it will be 8" or so in to the water heater)(right next to the burner) 2. Turn knob on top of gas valve to "pilot" 3. Push down the knob on top of the valve that you just turned to "pilot" or there may be a lever right next to the knob on some models 4.with a long fireplace match or bar b que lighter, while holding the knob down, reach your lighter to the pilot assembly. you may smell a little gas. 5. The pilot will light, do not let go of the knob for 30-45 seconds 6. After a few seconds let go of the knob and turn it to "on" 7. Check your thermostat make sure it is not on "vacation" and turn it up to see if the burner ignites. You are ready for hot water if all works. Hope this helps you, have a good day.
Sometimes it takes a few seconds for gas to reach the pilot. When you place the thermostat knob/gas control in the pilot position you must then depress it (push it down and hold it down). Wait a few seconds while holding it down, then press the ignitor button with your other hand while continuing to keep the thermostat knob depressed. You may have to hold the knob down and press the ignitor several times. You should see a spark at the pilot if the ignitor is working properly. Continue to hold the knob down for 30 seconds after the pilot lights, then release the knob, it will pop up & you can then rotate it to lo/med/hi and the heater will come on.,
You could have a plugged pilot line. You will need to get to the gas valve and shut the gas supply off. Once you did that, unscrew the pilot line that supplies gas to the pilot assembly. You can then turn on the gas supply and rotate the pilot knob to the pilot setting. Depress the knob into the gas valve. You should be able to smell and hear the gas come out of the hole where you unscrewed the pilot line. Don't do this with a cigarette in your face. Once you verify you have gas, release the knob and shut off the gas supply. Take a can of air and blow thru the pilot tube, first from the pilot assembly in the heater then from the open end of the pipe. Replace the pilot tube making sure you don't cross thread the fitting. Tighten well. Again turn on the gas supply, spray or rub some soapy water on the fitting you tightened, depress the knob and hold it. The soap will bubble up if there is a leak. Fix it. Now light the pilot.
On top of the gas valve you will see a knob. Turn the knob to the position that says pilot. It's on the side of valve. Press the knob down with one hand and take your long lighter stick it by the pilot tube looks like a small aluminum tube should light pretty quickly hold for 30 seconds release the button you have been holding down. Now turn the knob to the on position. Make sure the thermostat is turned off so the flame don't fire up as soon as you turn knob. If you are uncomfortable gas your gas company and they should come out for free.
Is this a new heater or have you had it awhile? If new, yuo may have air in the line that will need to be bled out. The heater has a gas valve with a pilot setting on it. Make sure the gas is turned on. Turn the knob to the pilot setting and depress the handle. Holding it down and at the same time, press down on the red button that sparks. You may have to repeat this a few times. Once the pilot lights, continue to hold down on the pilot knob for about 30 seconds. When uou release the knob, the flame should stay o. If it does not, replace the thermocouple. Once the pilot flame is steady, turn the gas valve knob to on.