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“How to light an automatic water heater

The first step is turning off the gas by first looking for the knob labeled On/Off/Pilot. You’ll want to turn the knob past Pilot to the Off position. Let any built-up gas that may be in the system dissipate for five minutes.

Now, it’s time to start the lighting process. Turn the water heat dial to Low and the On/Off/Pilot dial to Pilot. Then, turn the On/Off/Pilot dial downwards and push the igniter button at the same time. Let go of the igniter button, but keep pressing the Pilot dial downward for around 30 seconds. You should hear a “whoosh” sound when the gas is lit.”

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Lighting a water heater isn’t something you should be intimidated by. It may seem like a dangerous idea, but this simple fix will save you time and money. Of course, if your water heater is in need of repair or replacement call Apple Valley Eagan Appliance to have one of our professionals fix the problem!

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