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Old 08-06-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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I have a newer water heater I have to light the pilot light it is not an auto start. My question is whenthe water is heated up does the flame lower itself or will it stay on a continuous burn.
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The 'pilot' light will stay on the entire time, but it should be a very small flame, just enough to light the main burner. Just like the pilot light in your gas water heater at home.

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Old 08-06-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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the pilot lights the main flame to heat the water then the main flame cuts off. If the pilot is burning the cycle repeats as needed.
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Make sure the water heater is full of water before lighting the pilot/burner. The heater will be damaged if it is empty.
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How do I tell when the water heater is full?
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How do you know the water heater is filled with water and how do you fill it?


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When you have it in the summer mode (if applicable) and you have either the house tank full and the pump running, or you are on city water. Open the hot water faucet on the bath and galley sinks. Let the water run until no air comes out, just water. You can also check by opening the pressure relief valve on the water heater momentarily. Water should come out. Don't leave it open too long or you will lose the air head.
The air head makes room for the water to expand as it heats up.
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Thanks for your help. Taking her out on her first road trip to ocean city MD next week really looking forward to it I need a vacation!!!
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:46 PM   #9
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the main control module and the piolet line were bad. both replaced problem solved. I will tell you that this was not a cheap fix!
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