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My GE water heater is not heating. the pilot light is out. I

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my GE water heater is not heating. the pilot light is out. I followed the instructions several time. No spark or flame and no hot water. what do ai do now. Any help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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If you can't get the pilot lit the thermocouple isn't the problem. You need to get it lit before the thermocouple does anything. If you don't have a spark then your only option for the rest of the weekend would be to light the pilot with a long match or grill lighter. You eventually need to replace the igniter but you won't be able to get parts until Monday.