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Hello! My rheem natural gas-powered pool heater isn't working and yet we have lit the pilot light. Any sugesstions, please? Thanks.....

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  • mopar440man May 11, 2010

    does the pilot stay on.

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Make sure the pilot light stays on. look for a reset button which could be an overheat stat tripped. check to see if the thermostat is set up above the pool temperature.

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Once I press the button to start the heater must wait a good 30 seconds or more before it stays lit when button is released.


That's normal. It's the correct way to allow the the Thermocouple and/or Thermopile to fully heat up.
If you have been turning the pilot light OFF after each use and then relighting it when you want to use the heater, that's really not necessary. Leaving the pilot lit during the heating season is a better way to go. If you think you're saying gas by turning the pilot light OFF and then relighting it again, when you want heat, you're really not saving a significant amount of gas or money. The pilot burning continuously, uses very little gas.

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How do I know if the pilot is lit on my heater? Can I light it myself?


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You should be able to see it.There is a small flame in the bottom of the fire box at the end of the gas line tube inside the heater.

Also the gas valve will be turned to on.There are 3 positons on the gas valve, off pilot and on.
If the pilot lite is not lit the valve will be in the pilot or off positon.Plus if it were on and not lit you will smell gas.

Yes you can lite it.Follow instructions on side of heater on how to lite pilot.

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The heater is attached to the propane tank properly; however, when I try to light the heater, the push valve does not allow the gas to pass to the heater to be lit. I do have all of the valves open on the...


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