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There should be a dial on top of the gas control valve (the device where the gas pipe connects and you set the temperature) at the bottom front of the tank. The dial will say ON, OFF, PILOT. There will be an indicator on the body of the valve
you need to set the dial to PILOT
OK, I have done that
Next you depress the dial and hold it down. You valve might have a separate (usually) red button that needs to be depressed instead of the dial. While holding down the dial/button you put a match to the pilot burner inside the combustion chamber
You don't use the igniter button?
I guess I should say, you don't use the igniter button to light the pilot burber?
If you have an igniter button you should push it repeatedly until the pilot ignites.
Then you must keep holding the button down for at least 1 minute (maybe longer) before releasing the pilot dial/button. Then turn the dial to ON
OK I have been trying that all morning and the pilot light wont light
How far is the red button suppose to go down? I press down on the red button and it barely goes down
When I press down on the red button and push the igniter button repeatedly I see a spark but nothing else happens. This is what it has been doing all morning. Do I need to just keep doing it until it lights?
The bottom of the button should touch the body of the gas valve. If it doesn't go all the way down you need to slightly reposition the dial until it does
ok, let me try that
Thank you that worked. The pilot light is now lit. I will happily accept your answer
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