OPERATING YOUR WATER HEATER
Read and understand these directions thoroughly before
attempting to light or re-light the pilot. Make sure the
viewport is not missing or damaged. (See Figure 23)
Make sure the tank is completely filled with water before
lighting the pilot. Check the data plate near the gas control
valve/thermostat for the correct gas. Do not use this water
heater with any gas other than the one listed on the data
plate. If you have any questions or doubts, consult your gas
supplier or gas utility company.
A. This appliance has a pilot which is lighted by a
piezoelectric igniter. When lighting the pilot, follow these
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. STOP! It is imperative that you read all the safety warnings
before lighting the pilot.
2. Remove the outer door.
3. Turn the temperature dial counterclockwise
4. Depress the dial stop and turn
gas control knob clockwise
to the "OFF" position.
5. To clear any gas that may have
accumulated wait ten (10) minutes.
If you then smell gas, STOP! Follow "B" in the safety
warning above. If you do not smell gas go to the next
6. Turn the gas control knob
1. Turn the temperature dial counterclockwise
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
move by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance. Water heaters subjected to flood
conditions or anytime the gas controls, main burner or
pilot have been submerged in water require replacement
of the entire water heater.
E. DO NOT USE THIS APPLIANCE IF THERE HAS BEEN AN
IGNITION OF VAPORS. Immediately call a qualified service
technician to inspect the appliance. Water heaters
subjected to a flammable vapors ignition will show a
discoloration on the air intake grid and require
replacement of the entire water heater.
7. Depress the reset button all the way
in and IMMEDIATELY depress the
igniter button until you hear a loud
click. Observe the pilot through the
view port. Do not release the reset
button. Repeat immediately if pilot
does not light on the first try. If the
pilot does not light by the fourth
attempt with the igniter, repeat steps
4 - 7. Continue to hold the button for
about (1) minute after the pilot is lit.
Release the reset button and it will pop
back up. Pilot should remain lit. If the
pilot light goes out, repeat steps 3 - 7.
IMPORTANT: If the reset button (see graphic at step 3) does
DO NOT PRY
not pop up when released, stop and immediately shut off
the gas at the line valve or tank. Call your service technician
or gas supplier.
8. Turn the gas control knob
DO NOT PRY
9. Set the temperature dial to
the desired setting.
10. Replace the outer door.
2. Turn the gas control knob clockwise
Replace viewport if glass is
missing or damaged.
Failure to do so can result in
death, explosion or fire.
DO NOT PRY
to the "OFF"