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Ge profile smart water heater mod# pg50t9xa ser#geln0100135674 pilot light will not stay on

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Hi,

There are couple of things that you will have to check:

1. It could be your thermo-couple.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4964289_tell-thermocouple-bad-water-heater.html
On the left side of the page you will find out instructions to check/instal etc..

2. The are no specifics regarding the "combustion shut off device". On most new heaters this device is located on the access panel. It is a button shaped device and has has 2 wires attached and a button to reset it. It may be located under the access panel on your heater.
This device should only be an issue if the pilot won't stay lit. If you can't light it at all then you probably have a dirty pilot burner orifice. A small speck of dust can find its way to this orifice even in a newer heater.
At this point you probably should open up the access panel an try a match to light the pilot. If you can't light it with a match you need to disconnect the pilot burner tube at the gas control valve and see if you have gas leaving the valve when you depress the pilot lighting button. If you do then the orfice is dirty. If you don't have gas there then you have a bad gas valve and will need to replace it

How to Clean a Hot Water Heater Pilot Light:
http://www.ehow.com/how_6323038_clean-water-heater-pilot-light.html

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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