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Old 08-08-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Where to light water heater

OK-still trying to light this thing. I'm convinced it is my
lack of knowledge and not the WH. It worked for the
PO. Where do I stick the lighter?? Is it in the circular
opening on the right . Is the silver tube with the little
rectanguar opening the spot?

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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Follow the little copper tube (about 1/8" Dia) in at the end of that tube there is a thermocouple bulb, you light the pilot right under that bulb. the Rectangle you were talking about is the air- gas mixer, that gets adjusted for a clean flame. BTW it helps to hace one of the "butane matches" to do the lighting.
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Yours looks a little different than mine. On mine I light the pilot first (while holding down the pilot button). I light it inside the big round hole. It is the smaller tube which goes into the hole, and it has a thermocouple next to it. It is very hard to see when it is lit because it is a very small blue flame, but it usually makes a little popping noise when it catches. Then I have to hold the pilot button down a bit longer until it stays lit when I let off. Then I can turn the big knob to on and propane will come through the big tube, and then there is a biger, easier to see flame. I think the small rectangular hole is probably your air intake adjustment, which adjusts the big flame to burn properly.

Good luck, I find the WH is the most difficult thing to light until I got the hang of it.

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