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My gas heater won't come on. It's not the therocouple because the pilot is lite. The thermostat on the wall works for my AC. What do I do?

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It's possible the gas is just turned off at the heater. Most gas heaters have a valve which turns off the burner while allowing the pilot light to remain lit.

Your heater should have a little decal that tells you how to start it up. It usually involves pressing a big red button while you turn the valve (to prevent accidental turn-on). If your heater has such a label, follow the instructions on it carefully, and the heater should come on.

If that doesn't work - then this is not a good problem to get solved on the Internet. Think about it: if you do something that causes a gas leak, you could be severely injured or killed just by breathing too much of the gas, or lose your home to explosion or fire.

Look for the restart label, but if you don't find it or you follow it and it doesn't work, PLEASE contact a trained plumber who handles gas. Good luck, be safe!

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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