- 1 How do I light the pilot on my water heater?
- 2 Does a gas water heater have a reset button?
- 3 Where is the reset button on a gas water heater?
- 4 Can I relight the pilot light by myself?
- 5 Why is my gas water heater not working?
- 6 How do I know if my gas water heater thermostat is bad?
- 7 Why does my hot water heater keep hitting the reset button?
- 8 What to check when there’s no hot water?
- 9 How do you reset the pilot light?
- 10 How much does it cost to relight a water heater?
How do I light the pilot on my water heater?
How to Light a Water Heater Pilot Light
- Open the door/cover over the pilot light access.
- Use a flashlight or a headlamp to find the burner inside.
- Turn the gas knob to “Pilot,” press and hold it down.
- While still holding the gas down, light that pilot.
A water heater reset button, usually red, is located in the center of the limit switch just above the water heater thermostat. The water heater limit switch is a safety device that will shut the power down to the water heater if something malfunctions and the water gets to hot.
The water heater reset button is the red button located on the water heater itself (just above the thermostat). Some water heaters may have two reset buttons-one for each thermostat. To access the reset button, you may have to remove the metal plate covering the thermostat that’s held in place by screws.
Can I relight the pilot light by myself?
If your pilot light goes out, your furnace will not be able to produce heat because its burners will not ignite. Often, homeowners can relight the pilot themselves.
Why is my gas water heater not working?
If a gas water heater isn’t heating, a common problem is usually that the pilot light has gone out. This may be caused by the gas valve, the natural gas supply, or—more likely—the thermocouple located next to the pilot light.
How do I know if my gas water heater thermostat is bad?
If you turn the hot water tap and cold water runs out, then the upper thermostat is damaged. But if the water is hot that becomes later becomes cold, then you have a damaged lower thermostat.
This indicates that the thermostats are bad or going bad. The reset button usually trips for safety to prevent the tank from overheating and potentially becoming a bomb. If your heater is continuously tripping you should call a Orlando plumbing company to replace the thermostats.
What to check when there’s no hot water?
Solved! What to Do When There’s No Hot Water
- Bump up the thermostat.
- Relight the pilot light.
- Fix a faulty thermocouple.
- Rekindle a blue flame.
- Inspect the gas line.
- Restart your water heater.
- Reset the circuit breaker.
- Call in the professionals.
How do you reset the pilot light?
Turn the valve to the “pilot” position. Press and hold the reset button. If the reset button fails, ignite the lighter. Hold down the reset button and bring a grill lighter or long match to the pilot light valve until the pilot ignites.
How much does it cost to relight a water heater?
Pilot Light Assessment and Reignition Cost If you follow safe procedures, you can relight this component on your own. This would save you a service call fee, which could range from $45 to $150 per hour. If it doesn’t light, you could have thermocouple or valve issues.