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The pilot light has started going out and it has happened 3 times over the last two days. The Reliance phone rep says we need to get a new pilot light unit and install it ourselves. The heater is on 13 months old, and has a 6 year warranty, although on one year labor. What is the real situation?

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Your thermocouple is getting bad and shuts off the gas supply for safety,normally the thermocouple and the components come as a unit just repl all its easy with a few simple hand tools

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I light the piuolot button and when i let go of the pilot button the pilot goes out does not light burner wont stay lit


When you light the pilot lite you have to hold the button down until it gets the element hot enough to stay lit. If you hold down the button and lite the pilot and let it go right away it will go out. What to do is hold down the button and lite the pilot and continue to hold the buttn down for about 45 seconds to a minute then let it up very slowly and you will see if it is going to go out by the flame getting smaller as you let up on the button. If it does start to get smaller conitnue to hold it again for a few seconds and repeat the process of letting it up slowly. when the control element gets to the right temperature it will stay lit then turn your valve to "ON" and the fire will start up and continue to heat the water.

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My 30 gallon water heater works sometimes its only 4 years old other times we have to keep lighting the pilot sometimes up to 4 or 5 times it will come on run about 3 minutes shut off the the pilot light...


I have had a similar issue with my Reliance heater. The safest thing to do is replace the entire gas control. You will need the model no. and the serial no. to find the correct one. May have one in stock at some place like Ace Hardware, I found mine on the internet after getting the part no. from the Reliance web site parts dept. May be $75 and up. if you are on propane, there will be a setting in the new control to set for propane The orifices in the burner etc. are already set there. Be careful, it is gas. To change the control is easy, you will need a large pipe wrench to wrap around the whole thing and unscrew it. Drain the heater first, open a hot water faucet to aid in this. And be sure to flush the water heater before you re- light. Lots of videos on the internet on the proper steps. And of course turn off the water supply and the gas supply before you start.

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My heater is not getting hot i can not tell if their is a pilot light or a reset button i don know what to do with the heater it is very different how can i heat my water heater


Reliance makes gas and electric water heaters.
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/

Best way to start is to look at label on side of tank.
Label has serial number, model number, plus it will say if heater is gas or electric.
Reliance water heater age is shown in serial number: first digit is letter, second two digits are numbers: for example numbers 02 would be the year 2002.
If water heater is 8-12 years old, it might be time to consider new tank.

Gas water heater has 3 inch metal flue pipe coming out of top of tank.
Gas pilot is probably off.
Relight pilot light: Most gas water heaters today have instructions on side of tank just above gas valve that say how to relight pilot light. Instructions vary by model.
If you have gas water heater that is older, it might be easier to call a plumber.

Electric water heater has panels on front.
Open top panel and push in red reset button.
If you have electric water heater of any age, you can usually fix it yourself same day:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

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2 unhook the main burner gas line from the thermostat, this is the line that goes to the burner
3 unhook the pilot supply line it is usually next to the main burner line
4 unhook the thermocouple from the thermostat
5 remove the burner assembly
6 take the orfice out of the pilot line and clean it out by blowing thru it, use an air compressor if needed.
7 reassemble and light pilot

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