Asked by: Lamara Amendthome and garden home appliances
How do you manually light a Whirlpool water heater?
Last Updated: 27th June, 2020
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Beside this, how do you light a water heater manually?
Illuminate the pilot burner with the flashlight. Turn the gas regulator valve's knob to “Pilot,” press down on it and hold it down. This starts the flow of gas to the pilot burner. On some water heater models, you press and hold down a separate red button to start the pilot burner gas flow.
Likewise, is it dangerous if the pilot light goes out on water heater? A device called a thermocouple is heated by the pilot light flame. As long as the thermocouple remains hot, gas is supplied to the pilot light. If the pilot light goes out, the gas is shut off and there is no danger of gas accumulating because the pilot light is out.
Similarly, how do I know if the pilot light is out on my water heater?
The pilot gas line is a small metal tube below the burner assembly and distinctive by the slight upturn at the end. It will be apparent, if the pilot is lit, by the small blue flame burning at the end. If you do not see a small blue flame burning, the pilot light is out.
How do I reset my water heater?
Part 2 Pressing the Reset Button
- Locate the red reset button. There should be a red button in the center of the control panel.
- Press the button firmly. The reset button can sometimes be sticky, especially if you haven't reset the heater in a while.
- Wait to hear the button click.