How To Light The Pilot Light on Your Hot Water Heater

If the pilot light on your hot water heater has gone out, don’t worry! Relighting it is a quick and easy process. Keep reading to find out how to light the pilot light on your home’s hot water heater. How to Determine if Your Hot Water Heater Is Automatic or Manual This is an important step because it will determine the steps necessary to relight your pilot light. You’ll start by identifying the silver box sticking out on the side of your hot water heater. Look and see if there’s a button that’s labeled “ignition” on that silver box. If there is, then your hot water heater is an automatic model. If there isn’t, it’s a manual unit. We understand if you have trouble locating this box. Go ahead and contact us at if you need any assistance. We have a lot of experience with hot water heaters and helping customers all over Ponca City. Lighting the Pilot Light on a Manual Hot Water Heater First, get a long lighter. You’ll need one that can reach in the small area. The next thing you need to do is remove the plate that’s just under the silver box sticking out of...

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