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Hotwater heater pilot light does not stay on.

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Check your thermocouple out it may need cleaning or replaced. And make sure it's close enough to sense the fire.

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the explosion was from a build up of gas that was not properly ignited by the pilot light or was leaking into the combustion box when there was no pilot light
there is a serious problem in the gas control system that needs urgent professional assistance to fix
you were lucky as it could have blown you out of the room
get in an experienced gas fitter as it is not a diy job

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You have to hold the button down in the pilot position to allow gas to go to the pilot while you click the igniter. Hold the button down for a minute or two to allow the thermocouple to heat up, then turn the knob on the gas valve to the normal position. It should work providing that the pilot is capable of remaining lit. If not, then it could have a defective thermocouple or gas valve (aquastat).

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To light the pilot on my OS Smith water heater, I follow the instructions in the label, but nothing happens, no hot water after one hour. Read that there is problems with water heaters, I have some...


Thank you for providing clear description of product:
Your water heater has intellivent gas control thermostat.
There are always problems with water heaters. It is a huge field.

1) Open following link for AO Smith service manuals.
I do not see service manual specifically for the GP series.
http://www.hotwater.com/resources/product-literature/service-handbooks/

2) Open following link to identify gas valve and download typical service manual:
Some AO smith power vent models have intellivent gas valve, and some have smart valve gas vent. Older models might have knob-type gas valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

3) More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

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You have gas water heater.
Probably a tank-type gas water heater.

The plumber can fix water heater.
If you want to fix water heater yourself, then more information is needed to narrow down scope of answer.
1) Add a comment for possible help.
Instructions for lighting the water heater appear on front of water heater. Do those instructions include lighting the pilot light?
Will the pilot light stay lit?
On side of tank is a label. Label shows Brand, type (LP or NG), and model number.
This information can help narrow the type of gas control valve, and point direction for troubleshoot.
Add a comment with this information for possible help.

2) Do-it-yourself: Open following link for do-it-yourself resources to help solve gas water heater problems:
Generally the instructions show how to clean water heater parts, check venting, and show different types of gas controls, plus links for pilot light problems and cleaning air intake.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

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