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The pilot light keeps going out. I follow the instructions but it keeps going out. Can you assist?? RalphL.RLA@hotmail.com

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Short pilot needs cleaning loose thermocouple at nut end , thermocouple might need replacing

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Many heaters have pilot flames can be relighted with a match or push button operation. Many employ safeguards to prevent unburnt fuel from accumulating in the space or allowing an unstable pilot flame from "proving".

Most appliances have instructions printed or embossed on or near the pilot, gas valve or protective cover. It is very important to closely follow these instructions for your safety and that of others in the area. If you are unable to locate the instructions or follow them and relight the pilot, you should contact the gas company for assistance. This can be in indication of an issue with fuel, thermocouple, gas valve, etc., and would require a service person to correct.

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Just keep repeating the instructions.

It takes a while depending on what size the feed line is and how long for gas to enter the valve and then to the pilot.

It's can take mins.

This is the problem, the gas has not made it to the valve.

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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.
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3) Several things can cause this problem.
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4) Most basic cause for pilot failure: Maybe the thermocouple has gone bad.
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Water heater in attic: hot attic conditions stop natural flow of vent gas upward.
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The pilot light flame would sometimes get very small and keep going out. This was usually because the pilot orifice was getting dirty and was partly plugged. The pilot orifice must be cleaned out when the flame becomes too small to light the main burner. You can blow air through the pilot assembly to help clean it out, don't use something metal in the pilot orifice hole or you risk enlarging the pilot gas feed hole and the pilot light may be too BIG. If your pilot flame keeps "going out", chances are you will need to replace the pilot latch do make sure the vent hood flapper is closing ok and no outside air blowing in is effecting the pilot flame.
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