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Old 03-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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water heater gas adjustment

mywater heater will not light i replaced the thermostat how do i get it to light the igniter is working


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Old 03-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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i still need to know how to adjust ths flow of gas


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Old 03-16-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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There are no adjustments you can make on a water heater.

If the pilot isn't lighting do you have gas pressure to the valve?

Just back from a service call for almost the same concern. Regulator at the meter went out. Wasn't you was it?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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Don't forget that on most heaters you must turn one knob to "pilot" and hold down a button or lever while you press the igniter or hold a match to the pilot nozzle.

After the pilot light catches, keep holding the button for about 60 seconds.

If the gas piping had been disassembled for any length of time, air could have gotten in. It is necessary to bleed out the air so gas gets to the pilot nozzle before the pilot light will catch. It may be necessary to hold the button down for several minutes to let all of the air out the pilot nozzle. Then wait five minutes to let any gas that also came out dissipate, avoiding a little "pop" when you stick the lighted match inside.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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