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How do I get the pilot to light on my Rinnai 2000T heater? It was disconnected over summer.

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  • redballoonin Mar 25, 2011

    Yes the gas line was turned off.

  • redballoonin Mar 25, 2011

    Hmmm...there isn't a data plate that I can see anywhere.

  • redballoonin Mar 25, 2011

    Thanks for your help. Muchly appreciated. I won't take up any more of your time. I'll just call someone out to look at it.

  • redballoonin Mar 25, 2011

    Very much appreciate your help and prompt responses. THANKYOU muchly!

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The gas line to the heater was disconnected? Or the Pilot and Pilot Tubing were disconnected?

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  • redballoonin Mar 25, 2011

    No....it was just unplugged from the power point so the pilot went out. The gas connections weren't touched.

  • Rich Landrum Mar 25, 2011

    Ok, that's a relief. Other than unplugged was he gas line turned off?

  • Rich Landrum Mar 25, 2011

    Model # 2000T is not an accurate model number. Look on the side of the heater (usually the Left side) for the manufacturer's data plate.

  • Rich Landrum Mar 25, 2011

    Turn the gas line back On (Counter clock wise). Ope the control panel door of the heater and turn the Control Knob to the Pilot position. Since there will be air in the line, because the gas line was turned off. You will have to purge the air out of the line. Once the control knob is in the pilot position, push in on it and hold it, until you smell gas. This may take 3 to 5 minutes. In the meantime plug the heater in. Once you smell gas, release the Control Knob and wait 5 minutes for the gas to clear. Then push the Control Knob in again and while holding it in, press the Ignitor Button. I doubt the pilot will light on the first try, so continue to hit the Ignitor Button. Once the pilot lights, hold the Control Knob in for at least one minute, then release it and if the pilot stays lit, turn the knob to the ON position. After that, you can set the heater controls as you usually do.

    That should take care of lighting the heater. Please be kind enough to rate my reply to you. Thanks!

  • Rich Landrum Mar 25, 2011

    Not a problem. Glad I could help you and thanks for the 4 - thumbs up rating.

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