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How to light a pilot light

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:43 am
by Msboss7298
I have a state select gas water heater and have no idea on how to light it
Please help

Re: How to light a pilot light

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:56 am
by A. Spruce
Lighting waterheaters is pretty easy and the instructions for your particular unit should be printed on the side of the tank.

1 - Set temperature control and gas flow valves to "pilot light"
2 - if you have an igniter, press it.
Got fire? - set temperature and flow valves to operating positions.
No Fire? - Repeat steps.

Again, check the side of your unit for lighting instructions and follow them. 8-)

Re: How to light a pilot light

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:11 pm
by Herrera2
I light my pilot, I hold down the red button for a minuet then let go, then it goes out, what's wrong?

Re: How to light a pilot light

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:49 am
by A. Spruce
Herrera2 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:11 pm
I light my pilot, I hold down the red button for a minuet then let go, then it goes out, what's wrong?
Most of the time when the pilot won't stay lit it is the thermocouple that is bad. You can try cleaning the tip that resides in the pilot light stream, sometimes they soot up a bit. Cleaning is usually only a stop-gap measure though, so be prepared to replace it.

Re: How to light a pilot light

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:00 am
by Shannon
Thermo couples are cheap to purchase and generally easy to replace.