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VP2600C - replaced tank, pilot will not light, gas is coming to heater, I hold down on the control valve a couple of minutes and it will not light the pilot

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There is air in the line it is only a small injector an dthe gas takes time to get out , or open pilot line ,pilot could be blocked

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Goodman gmt070-4a wont heat, like the pilot light is out or something


turn gas supply on....turn gas valve to pilot....press down and hold to allow gas to come through pilot tubing.....light the pilot right by the thermal couple, once lit hold valve down for about 60-90 secs...then release ur hand on the gas valve and turn the valve to on position............make sure the bloody tstat is turned off before doin anything other wise burners will fire up soon as you turn valve to on position

Dec 05, 2013 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

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How to light pilot


Assuming it is not an electric spark, but is really the type with a real pilot light:
Move the gas control on the water heater to PILOT
Push the valve handle on the gas controller down to start the gas flowing to the pilot.
Using a match, light the gas at the pilot while holding the gas controller valve handle down.
Keep the gas valve handle depressed for 30 seconds after lighting.
Release the gas controller vale handle - the pilot should remain lit. If not, repeat lighting one more time
Once the pilot remains lit, turn the gas controller valve to On - this should cause the main flame to come on.

NOTE: DO NOT LIGHT A MATCH IF YOU SMELL A HEAVY CONCENTRATION OF GAS - CALL A SERVICEMAN AND VACATE THE AREA

Dec 03, 2012 | American Standard Water Heaters

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Pilot light keeps going out


pilot light keeps going out! more then likely its the thermal coupling doing this. if bad it shut all gas to heater for a safety measure. just shut power off, then turn gas off and replace it. then you should be ready to go. to relight heater hold down on gas vavle knob in the pilot position, hold down and light it at the coupling where gas comes out. when it is lit, continue to hold down for 60 seconds. release knob very slow. then if its lit, turn to the run position. if flme goes out, wait at least 5 minutes to expel the gas fumes and turn to pilot and try again. good-day !

Mar 31, 2012 | Water Heaters

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I cannot get the pilot light to stay lit. I disconnected the burner orifice and to see if the gas was getting through as it seems as if it is.


Several things can cause the problem you're having.

1. Low gas pressure due to a near empty tank or the heaters regulator is locked up and only
allows a small amount of gas to get the pilot. To solve this, turn the gas tank valve OFF & dis-
connect the hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes & reconnect the hose to the tank. Open the gas
valve VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow). Once the valve is fully open, light the pilot
and hold the gas control valve in for 30 seconds to 60 seconds. After that time, release the control
valve knob. Did the pilot stay lit? If so, problem solved. If it didn't you will need to replace the
heater's Hose/Regulator Assembly. You can use the same one that's for a gas grill. And find it at
any hardware store or home center that sells grills and accessories for about $30.00.

2. The pilot is dirty and needs to be cleaned. Use a can of compressed air with a straw nozzle (like you clean your computer with) to blow out the pilot tip.

3. The thermocouple has failed and needs to be replaced. If this is the case, you can order a new thermocouple for Blue Rhino (1.800.762.1142) , the manufacturer of your Patio Heater.

I hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Reliance 606 natural gas water heater - model #640YORT - water does not stay hot. pilot has to be clicked to heat and then u can use hot water til tank empty and it will not continue to heat water.


If I understand correctly, the pilot light is not staying lit.
You light the pilot and water in the tank reaches temperature.
Once hot water is gone, then pilot light has to be lit again.

Gas pressure is good, and gas is flowing.
Thermostat is working at high end because it cuts off heating.
Vent is working because tank heats up.
Air intake is working.

Gas control thermostat might not be reading low temperature. Replace gas control valve.
Pilot tube might be dirty. Clean burner parts and combustion chamber, and air intake, and vent.
Backdraft might be blowing out pilot. Check for constant updraft by running water heater 5 minutes, and then light match under vent hood and see if smoke goes up.
Very hot air can put out pilot, especially when water heater located in attic. Add ventilation.
Improper vent might have water dripping back down into combustion chamber and putting out pilot light and rusting out the parts. Inspect for rusted parts and water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pilot-light-will-not-stay-lit.pdf

Aug 09, 2011 | Reliance Natural Gas Water Heater Control

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How do i light pilot light?


Remove front cover,or just lower section if you can. they usually just need to be lifted up about an inch or so and pulled out. However some have covers that snap in place. After you remove cover locate gas valve. It should have a control knob on top with markings for on, off, and pilot. Set control to pilot. Follow lines from gas valve to burner compartment, one goes to main burner one ,small copper colored line is the thermocouple, other line is the pilot. Turn thermostat down as far as it will go. Make sure gas supply valve in line to heater is on and then depress pilot control , when you have pilot control depressed have a match or other small flame source close to pilot assembly. If it lights then hold down on pilot control for a couple of mins. Slowly release pilot control and if it stays lit turn gas control to on. Turn thermostat up to call for heat and burner should light. If pilot doesn't stay lit when you release pilot control then try again holding pilot down longer. If it still won't stay lit then thermocouple will need replace. Good luck. Thanks

Nov 22, 2010 | Williams 6508732 Gas Heater

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Pilot will not light


There are several reason your Whirlpool water heater pilot may not light.

a. The gas supply is not turned on, or the main gas supply is off or blocked.
b. The gas supply is turned on, but you have air in the line. Holding the pilot control knob down and sparking the igniter every 60 seconds will eventually purge the air.
c. The water heater control valve is bad.
d. The oxygen safety sensor has tripped, and the control valve is locked out.
e. The pilot tub is clogged or the pilot orifac is blocked.
f. The thermocouple is bad and needs to be replaced.

Your water heater may still be under warranty. Call the 1-800 number on the tank and ask for help and free parts.

Aug 25, 2010 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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Pilot light wont light


Hold the control in pilot position long enough to allow gas to reach the pilot. On my heater, this sometimes takes more than 2 minutes. Make sure the tank valve is open too.

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Trying to find out if my new hot water heater is shot


The red button you pushed on the hot water heater was probably what is called a "piezo-electric" ignitor. It's normal for it to make a snapping sound and then pop back out. It sounds like you just lost the pilot light.

That being the case, do this:

Turn the gas valve on the hot water tank to the "off" position - it should be silver in color and down low on the tank. You may have to push it down to do this
Leave it off for about two minutes or so
Rotate the valve back on to the "Pilot" position
Hold down the pilot gas valve - it should be red and immediately to the left of the main gas valve.

While holding the pilot gas valve down, push the other red button to the right of the main gas valve - this is the piezo ignitor - push it several times in a row quickly

The gas pilot light should light
You can stop pushing the ignitor now, but continue to hold down the gas pilot valve (the one just left of the main gas valve). Let this valve up after about another 20 seconds or so.

Now rotate the main gas valve to the "on" position

Listen carefully - you should hear the main gas light and feel heat at the water heater flue outlet on top - don't touch it with your hand - you could get burned

If no luck, repeat the process until the heater re-lights

TIP - the instructions for re-lighting the pilot should be written on the heater

Just a potential diagnosis - the thunder clap, if as close as you describe, may have been intense enough to create what is known as a "draft inversion" that may have snuffed out your pilot light. The air pulse came down the flue pipe.


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Heater won't light


YOU HAVE A BAD THERMOCOUPLE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE FLAME you should see a little match size piece of gold metel connected to a metal tube like then screwed into the gas valve. what happens is when you light the pilot, the gas heats up one end of the thermocouple and the other end changes that heat into microvoltage. the gas valve senses the microvoltage , knows the pilot light is lit then opens the main gas valve. when they go bad they cant send voltage to valve and th valve locks out. you always have to start at off. then depress valve button and turn to pilot and light it. hold button down 3 minutes then turn to full open or main the thermocouples are cheap, call supply houses or service companoies till you find one that will sell you one. unscrew the thermo couple from the valve with a little wrench unwravel the excess tubing , size of a pencil lead in diametor, then the probe part usually slids up through a spring like holder, note position of old sensor before reoming. get end half of new sensor into good pilot flame. reuae old retainers or new ones that come with new t couple.

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