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Hardie dux gas hot water system pilot light out

Just moved in and gas hot water system is off, followed directions but pilot light not lighting. what are the taps beside the hot water service for, do they need to be turned? gas is on as gas furnace heater is working.

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SOURCE: pilot light won't stay lit after release of gas valve.tried few t

Most likely it's time to replace the thermocouple, the safety device that makes sure the pilot is lit. New thermocouples are cheap and you can find them at most hardware stores and the big-box places (Home Depot, etc.)

Here is a site with basic information to get you going.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Its a 6 year old gas water heater. It was working

Replace the thermocoupler.
Easy fix.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: we had to turn the gas off to connect the dryer,

I would suggest that you remove pilot assembly from gas valve and burner and clean pilot orifice and see if that helps. Be careful when cleaning hole in the orifice so you don't enlarge the hole. Good luck and thank you.

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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