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I turned off my Rheem model 22V50F1 gas water heater and the…

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I turned off my...

I turned off my Rheem model 22V50F1 gas water heater and the pilot light will not ignite. I am following the lighting instructions. What might be wrong?

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

I turned the unit off yesterday, and tried to re-start it today.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: HVAC
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HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 11 months ago
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You coud have a bad igniter (do you see a tiny blue spark at the pilot burner when you push it?). A clogged pilot orifice or a bad gas control valve are 2 other possibilities

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