Pilot lights are ignition sources for natural gas appliances, including your water heater. But what happens when that blue flame is extinguished? You’ll be stuck showering in cold water – and could even experience a natural gas leak.
While pilot lights go out for a number of reasons, including strong drafts, dirt build-ups or basement floods, they can be easily relit. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to reignite the blue flame on your own:
Now, let’s slow down those eight simple steps.
Remember that water heaters vary by make and model. The steps above are designed to be a guide, but they may not be exhaustive.
Now that was some good work. Go take a warm bath – you deserve it.
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