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Can't get new hot water tank pilot lit

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I have a new 50 gallon AO Smith Hot Water Heater just installed. It has an electronic pilot, but we cant get it lit. Any suggestions
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Coldiron: Not knowing mechanical skill of the poster and making that recommendation is dangerous IMO. If it is not properly retightened and checked for leaks, kaboom! Also, venting gas into the room could be dangerous if there is a source of ignition.

Aad724: If it is new, call back the installer and have them light it. It could be a defective igniter; I had a brand new gas dryer installed and the igniter was broken during shipping.
 
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