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Piezo ignition - my gas water heater does not have one where there should be one! What can I do?

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SOURCE: Water heater with electonic igniter will not work in power outage

What type of heater is this? I need to know the model name and make and then we can go threw the process of how to do it. Most gas heaters do not have power to them and I only know of a few tankless heaters that do.

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SOURCE: Hi Our gas water heater is not igniting

you need to replace the thermocouple its an electronic device that keep the gas flowing . the pilot light is always on and the thermo couple controls the flame. if it goes bad the flame goes out and the burner wont come on to heat the water, they are easy to replace and available at all home depot or a lowes kind of store.

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SOURCE: the electronic ignition on a gas water heater will

You won't see any red glow until the burner ignites and burns for a while. Its only an ignitor and flame sensor, not a glow plug style.The ignitor has to provide spark for gas to ignite, then it also senses the flame and keeps gas flow coming. What exactly is happening when you turn it to on?

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The automatic spark ignition must be powered by something, so it is isn't attached to a mains outlet than it must have a battery pack. The other type of ignition is Piezo and for that you push a button and it clicks as the spark is generated.

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Finally found the reset button on my Whirlpool hot water tank, but it will not budge when I push it. Why? Pilot will not light.


Reset button on gas water heater??
Usually there is not a reset button on gas water heater, which might explain why is doesn't move:

Do you mean the igniter button for lighting pilot?? The piezo igniter can go bad.

Copy following links for troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

Add comment with description of water heater, and more detail or call plumber.
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Whirpool water heater unable to lit


Whirlpool water heaters are made by American-AOSmith.
Approximate age of water heater is unknown, and type of gas control valve is unknown.

Clean air intake located bottom of heater, using a feather duster.
Get more fresh air to the water heater and see if that solves problem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/State-select-air-intake-400.jpg

If you have piezo igniter, then check if it is putting off spark.

If there is no gas at the pilot, then gas control valve is probably bad.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

If pilot will light but not stay lit, then change thermocouple.
Watch videos on utube to lean how to replace thermocouple.

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You installed a new gas water heater and are trying to light water heater using the piezo igniter.

Not clear is what steps you have taken so far, and which gas control valve is on the new water heater, and what lighting instructions say on side of water heater.
Also unknown if you bled air out of gas line, or if gas shut-off handle is rotated so handle is parallel with gas line.
Read instructions written on side of tank, open link below to double-check installation, and then add a comment with steps you have taken so far, and describe the type of gas control valve on water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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There could be air in the gas line..just follow the instruction on the unit these unit always never give any trouble to ignite.. if you still having problem get a qualified technician to light it..

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