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The valve is either open or shut. To adjust the flame, you must open or shut the air ports until just the tip of the flame is white.

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Open following link to help identify gas valve and download possible service manual that applies to that gas valve.

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If you have the intellivent gas valve, then it usually has identifying marks on side of valve, or call AO Smith with the model and serial number from label on side of tank.
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