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We had to turn the gas off to connect the dryer, now we can't get the pilot light to turn on. we followed the directions on the water heater 5 or 6 times with no luck. It seems the pilot light will not ignite. The stove and dryer work, but we can't get the pilot light to ignite. We have followed the directions on the water heater several times and we know there's gas.

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I would suggest that you remove pilot assembly from gas valve and burner and clean pilot orifice and see if that helps. Be careful when cleaning hole in the orifice so you don't enlarge the hole. Good luck and thank you.

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How can we ignite the pilot switch


The directions are on the inside cover of the water heater as well as on the paperwork you received with the unit.
If you have none of these, get the make and model number of the unit and look it up on the internet.
General directions to light a gas appliance:
1.Turn the switch to, "Off"
2.Remove the 2 panels at the base of the unit.
3 Identify the pilot device.
4.Get a long lighter or match on a stick that reaches the pilot.
5.Turn the gas knob to the, "Pilot" position
6.Light the match and put it next to the pilot while pressing down the knob
7. Keep the knob pressed for about 45 seconds after the pilot lights
8. Let go of the knob so it's in the, "up" position
9. Turn the knob to the, "On" position
-the water heater should fire up in under a minute.
10. Put the metal panels back into position.

Jul 14, 2014 | Honeywell VR8200C6008

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My brand new 38 gallon GE water heater does not ignite. I follow the instructions, hold down button in pilot position, heater dial in pilot mode and push the piezoelectric button several times. I look...


Check that gas is turned ON. Gas handle is parallel same direction as gas line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Gas-water-heater-89-valve-2.jpg
Make sure that type of gas matches water heater. Natural gas and propane gas are two different types of gas. check label on side of tank for type of gas NG or LP.
Call GE 1-800-432-2737
Copy following links:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-light-gas-water-heater.html
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Aug 11, 2013 | General Electric Water Heaters

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Hot water heater pilot will not light


You have red wires connected to bottom of gas control valve?
Is this a power vent model?
What model, what brand water heater?
Is new thermocouple is finger-tight plus 1/4 turn and not shorted against gas control valve?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-thermocouple.html

Copy following link for safety magnet:
Magnet will click closed when pilot is turned off. Put butane lighter on end of thermocouple and listen for clicking sound.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Safety-magnet-Gas-control-valve.pdf

Copy following link for troubleshoot by type of gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Bad gas control valve:
Low gas pressure, air in gas line, inadequate air supply, clean the air intake, tripped FVIR system, etc.

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Pilot light on my rheem water heater goes out frequently, model # 22v50f1,about 4-5 years old


There are many reasons why pilot light can go out, from bad thermocouple to low air supply to dirty combustion parts, clogged orifice, low gas pressure, etc.
Copy following link and read information available for troubleshooting pilot outage.
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Jul 25, 2012 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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We have a plumbing technician to repaire the water leakage out side of our house, which need to turn off the water supply to our house. After that, we found that hotwater will not turn on (burner light...


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

Aug 24, 2011 | Noritz Water Heaters

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Rheem 22V50F1 pilot won't stay lit. Changed thermo couple & it lit, ran then went out. Let it sit overnight & it lit, ran then went out. What next? p.s. The unit is 5 years old. Thanks


If pilot lights and flame is robust and clear blue, and pilot goes out later, then some suspects can be excluded: air in gas line, low gas pressure, thermocouple is overtightened (finger-tight + 1/4 turn), thermocouple not positioned correctly in the flame, dirty pilot tube.
If flame is yellowish and small: then clean pilot tube and combustion parts.
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Remaining suspects can include: air in gas line, low gas pressure, bad gas control valve, tight house so household vent fans pull air down water heater vent that blows out pilot, hot attic with inadequate ventilation, water dripping down vent.

Open following links to read troubleshoot resources.
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Aug 16, 2011 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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I have a 50 gallon rheem direct vent natural gas heater. The pilot light goes out on an infrequent but aggravating basis. I replaced the thermocouple one time and it got better for about a year but has...


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Since pilot light goes out and can be re-lit, problem is probably not thermocouple, gas control valve, or air in gas line. But these things can factor in as contributing factors.
Problem is likely one of following or combination of following including dirty burner parts, tight house, incorrect vent lengths, negative pressure caused by other venting appliances, condensation dripping down into combustion area, and inadequate oxygen supply due to hot or closed-off room or attic location.

Gas water heaters draw air from surrounding area. If water heater is located inside house, then air has to enter home through cracks and when doors and windows are opened. Other gas appliances and vent fans also draw air from same indoor area. When other vent fans turn on, air can be drawn down the water heater vent and blow out pilot light.
Inspect combustion chamber to make sure there is no condensate water dripping down from incorrect vent that is putting out flame. If combustion chamber is dry, then close doors and windows. Turn on all vent fans and gas appliances that vent outdoors, and see if water heater pilot goes out.
Consult with plumber or product manual about proper horizontal and vertical lengths of vent pipe for your model. Have plumber clean combustion parts and inspect vent termination and check gas pressure and bleed gas line.
Add louver opening to outdoors so air can enter room where water heater is located.

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I have a reliance 501 propane gas water heater how do i change a thermostate


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To change a gas hot water heater thermostat you will need to first buy a new gas valve for your hot water heater. The gas vaive and the thermostat are integrated into one unit.

To replace the thermostat on a gas hot water heater you must follow these procedures....

1. Turn off the incoming water and drain the water heater.

2. remove the pilot tube, the burner gas tube and the thermocouple from the gas valve. Turn off the gas line and remove from the gas valve.

3. get a pump pliers or a wrench in behind the gas valve and turn the whole assembly CCW to remove it from the tank.

4. After appliying pipe dope or tape to the new gas valve threads, turn the new gas valve into the tank by turning in a CW direction. Be careful not to damage the small wires to the ECO. They are the little red wires on the back. If you break them the assembly is irreparably damaged.

5. reinstall the gas line, thermocouple, burner tube, and the pilot tube to the gas valve.

6. Fill tank with water. Make sure to open a hot water faucet and purge all air from the tank.

7. Check for leaks where the gas line hooks up with soapy water.

8. Relight pilot light and check operation.

9. Set the new temperature setting to a medium setting and then adjust the temperature to your likeing from there and adequate time for heating completely.

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Will not light pilot light. Why?


did you bleed the gas line?
you must loosen the connection at the water heater until you smell gas coming out, then tighten. wait at least 5 minutes before attempting to light. this will give time for the gas to dissipate
if it still wont light... are the connections to the thermocouple tight? if that is tight, might be a bad thermocouple, you will need to replace it.

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