To light the pilot on your water heater
just for reference instruction should be right here on the water heater itself
but a lot of times it's just nice to watch somebody do it instead of
trying to figure out what knobs are what. So we're going to take this cover off
which you just pinch.
And there's this little window, you look in there
that's where you would see the flame there's nothing in there.
You cant see any fire so
no its not lit. Again this is already in the off position
and this dial is the
temperature setting for the water heater and that's on the lowest
setting there. This pipe that comes out of it is the gas pipe
and here there's a quarter turn ball valve. If the valve
handle is perpendicular to the pipe then it's off.
If this was gone that way then there's a
gas able to flow through the pipe. This is also
how water pipes work too. As far as
perpendicular goes. Okay so
we know this is off, it's been off for a while.
If this isnt in the off position you're gonna want to wait
at least five minutes for any gas that's been building up
to clear out. You don't want any explosions when you light this.
and the other thing to do is to smell around
and get a little a low and close to this. If you smell gas
anywhere near here, you
shut it off and and let the gas clear open a window
and if you need to, call for help, call service guy
If you have a gas leak, don't ever
light anything like this.
So again if you smell gas don't light it.
First thing you want to do is to turn this knob to the pilot position
now if you look up here, it says OFF, PILOT, ON
so the pilot position is there
and you see this little notch
it's hard to see from here and there's little notch
That allows you to push this button down
so we're going to get this sorted this again is in the lowest setting
so I'm going to turn on the gas here and that's allowing gas to flow. I'm going to
hold down this button here. That's letting gas go, and then I'm gonna hit
little striker button. And that should
ignight. There it goes first. You saw that
as soon as I push this button here while I'm holding this down. You want to hold
this button down for about a minute
you waited about a minute you can let go
and make sure that that's still on. If it is still lit
like it is, then you
can now turn this into the on position.
You can turn this up to
whatever temperature setting you like, and put your cover back on.
That's basically it.
Let's say you are going to
turn it off:
it's really easy again. You can turn this down
shut your gas valve off. Always shut this off if your gonna turn this off
and then you turn this dial back to the off position
and you're done so anyway I hope that helped.