How To Check the Water Heater Pilot Light

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You can easily check to see if the pilot light is working on your water heater. There are normally two doors near the bottom of the water heater that you must open to do this.

Follow these steps to check the water heater pilot light:

  1. To open the first door, pull the outer door off.
  2. To open the second door, slide it to the side.
  3. You should be able to see a pilot light burning on the inside.

If you do not see a pilot light burning on the inside, call Garvin’s to help get your water heater lit or even replaced. Note that some newer hot water heaters don’t have a standing pilot light; that have what’s called a hot surface ignitor. If you’re out of hot water and you don’t know what to do, it’s time to call Garvin’s.