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Model #606 640nort Reliance 30gal gas water heater

The heater will not ignite, pilot light goes out when it trys to kick on.

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This is either the thermocouple lead or the uni control i would replace the thermocouple leed first, these parts can't be repaired they have to be replaced

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Age of heater is unknown.
Status light indicates one of the Honeywell electronic gas control valve.
Status light not blinking indicates that water heater gas control not receiving electrical power for power vent models.
Or thermocouple is bad on non-power vent models
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Depending on model, and age, the thermocouple can be tested and replaced. Or entire burner assembly is replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermocouple.html

If the gas control valve has gone bad because of power surge or other anomaly, then the power-vent type gas control is removed from tank and replaced, while the non-power-vent model is module and can be snapped off front of unit.

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You have Reliance gas water heater with standing pilot light.

1) The problem is Pilot light is out and will not relight.
You followed instructions that show on side of tank.

2) Reliance has link offering help.
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/om.html

3) Several things can cause this problem.
Some are easy and some are complicated.
Add a comment with more information, including what you have tried so far, for more help

4) Most basic cause for pilot failure: Maybe the thermocouple has gone bad.
Utube has a good video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0aBPsNg6vo

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http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Test-water-heater-vent-1400.jpg
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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.

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