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Do I need to take the front cover off of the heater in order to find the pilot? And will there be a switch I need to turn while relighting it?

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Ok do you have a electrical cord conected to the heater if yes than you have a electronic heater and you do not have to turn on the pilot. if not than yes you must open the pilot ang ligther just as water heater for you house.

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