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Operating Your Water Heater; Lighting Instructions - Whirlpool 12307 Installation Instructions And Use And Care Manual

Gas water heater with the flame lock safety system
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OPERATING YOUR WATER HEATER

Lighting Instructions

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
instructions exactly.
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
lowest setting.
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
step.
6. Turn the gas control knob
counterclockwise
to "PILOT".
1. Turn the temperature dial counterclockwise
lowest setting.
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING:
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
instructions.
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
RESET
130° F
BUTTON
BAR
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
T
DIAL
STOP
INDEX
BARS
S
130° F
BAR
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
or explosion.
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
to its
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
120° F
4 - 7. Continue to hold the button for
BAR
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.
CAUTION
IMPORTANT: If the reset button (see graphic at step 3) does
DO NOT PRY
ON DIAL
DAMAGE
WILL
not pop up when released, stop and immediately shut off
RESULT
the gas at the line valve or tank. Call your service technician
or gas supplier.
8. Turn the gas control knob
counterclockwise
to "ON".
CAUTION
DO NOT PRY
9. Set the temperature dial to
ON DIAL
DAMAGE
WILL
the desired setting.
RESULT
10. Replace the outer door.
to its
2. Turn the gas control knob clockwise
position.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Replace viewport if glass is
missing or damaged.
Failure to do so can result in
death, explosion or fire.
CAUTION
DO NOT PRY
ON DIAL
DAMAGE
WILL
RESULT
to the "OFF"
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