Question about Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF

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No Hot Water in morning

Rheem - 50 Gal Model # 21dv50
No leaks
Less than 10 years old
Can't tell if pilot went out / cover screwed in place
First time this ever occurred

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Remove the cover then the access cover, then you can see inside,
the pilot light is probably out.

If out turn the gas off, then get a long match, grill lighter,or piece of paper ready to light, you should be able to see the little thin
gas line that runs inside the tank and see where it connects to,that is where you need to light, now that you see where to light, turn gas knob to pilot, and press down and at the same time light the pilot.
( blow into the pilot area before putting match inside to make sure no gas has built up inside) Hold down the knob for a minute then release, if pilot goes out try again and hold down longer, if you hold it for 3mins and it does not stay lite, the thermocouple is bad and you will have to replace it.

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