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Cant find pilot light

I need to re-light the pilot light on the heater. I'm just not 100% positive where I am supposed to hold the match. It says "inserting match thru cutout in end of combustion chamber". I have been trying to find a picture online of where that is, but I can't find one. Can anyone help??

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Which water heater??
Look on label on side of product for label that shows brand and type
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I have a whirlpool water heater; pilot and burner are off, i am able to turn the pilot on and will stay on as long as the heater is cold and the burner is off; when i turn on the burner, the heater will run for about 15 min and then pilot and burner will go off,after that happens the pilot will light up but will not stay on, then i have to wait until pilot and burner are off again to repeat the process.

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SOURCE: Pilot light will not stay light

Check to see if the thermocouple tip is in line with the pilots flame, if its not heating the tip then carefully adjust as necessary. If the tip is in the flame and still wont stay lit then the thermocouple is due for a replacement.This task may require that the burner assy. be removed, so as to access the fasteners that attach thermocouple tip, hence disconnecting the gas line that leads to the burner, and must be properly reinstalled and leak tested. This item can be found at most hardware stores and home centers (Home depot/Lowes) be sure to gently remove the old one and take it with you (for comparison) when you are ready to purchase the new part.
Note: As with any repair of this nature, safety must come first, quality gloves and eye protection should be warn. also do not attempt any repair that is outside of your ability and knowledge.

Good luck...

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: water wizard 10P pilot light keeps going out

If the thermocoupler is defective the gas to everything is shut off. The coupler is the bulb that sits ib the pilot flame If it doesn't heat up it will sense no pilot and shut the gas off. They don't cost much and are easy to change. Good Luck, Ned

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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Certain Rheem water gas water heater models feature electronic controls with a flammable vapor sensor installed on the bottom portion of the water heater unit. This sensor is designed to shut off your water heater system to prevent fires in case flammable vapors are present within the area. If your flammable vapor sensor caused your water heater to shut down, check the area immediately for leaking gas or other flammable products. Common household chemicals such as bleach can also trip the safety system as well as unsuccessful burner ignition attempts.


White Rodgers Intelli-Vent PowerVent Control Equipped Models

  1. Step 1 Turn the water heater's blower switch off and disconnect the power cord for the water heater (refer to your particular model's operation guide for the exact location of the blower switch). Disconnect the Molex connector attached to the bottom of the control pad (the left most connector with five pins).
  2. Step 2 Turn on your multi-meter and set it to read resistance or "ohms". Connect one of the multi-meter's probes to the number two pin and the other probe to the number three pin of the Molex connector (middle black wires). If the reading on your multi-meter reads below 9k or above 45k ohms, the flammable vapor sensor is faulty and in need of replacement; you cannot reset the system until this issue is resolved.
  3. Step 3 Reconnect the Molex connector to the bottom of the control pad, reconnect the water heater's power if and turn the blower switch to the "ON" position. Press both the left and right buttons on the control pad at the same time. Wait for the green light on the control pad to blink and press the following buttons in sequence: Left, Right, Left, Left, Right, Left, Right, Right (you will need to perform these actions within 30 seconds of reconnecting the power cord to the water heater in order to be successful

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