How to turn on a Rheem WaterHeater night light
- Turn the gas control knob on the Rheem water heater clockwise until it is in the off position.
- Turn the temperature dial on the water heater counterclockwise until the lowest temperature setting is reached.
- Lift the front door of the Rheem water heater.
- Press the red button to the left of the gas button.
- Open the door / cover above the indicator light.
- Use a flashlight or headlamp to locate the burner inside.
- Turn the control knob and hold it down.
- Turn on the pilot by holding the throttle stick.
- When the flame ignites, press and hold the gas button or button for a full minute.
A unit called a thermocouple is heated by the control lamp. As long as the thermocouple remains hot, gas is supplied to the pilot flame. When the light goes out, the gas is off and there is no risk of gas buildup when the light is off.
The ignition tube is a metal tube placed under the burner block and is characterized by a slight inclination at its end. When the pilot lights up, it becomes clear that the blue flame is finally burning. If you don’t see a small blue flame burning, the lights are out.
Part 2 hit the reset button
- Find the red reset button. There should be a red button in the center of the control panel.
- Press the button firmly. The reset button can be sticky at times, especially if you haven’t reset the oven in a while.
- Wait until you hear the button click.
Some of the most common reasons the water heater light goes out are: A faulty thermocouple. Over time, the thermocouples can fail and cut off the gas supply to the pilot, even if the pilot is properly turned on. A bent or dirty thermocouple.
A water heater that does not produce hot water may have no power, a tripped limit switch or one or more faulty heating elements. First, check the water heater in the service console to make sure it is not turned on. If the switch is on, turn it off and then turn it back on.
Turn the pilot throttle to the button and hold it down. This will initiate the flow of gas to the pilot. On some water heater models, press and hold a separate red button to initiate gas flow from the pilot valve.
This system allows a small amount of gas to escape through the pilot tube. When the light has gone out, the gas must be turned off by the shut-off valve on the appliance, which is normally located near the appliance. Then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to restart the driver.
It must be switched off and off again so that the pilot burner reignites, but it is a safety function in gas appliances that when the pilot burner goes out, a thermostatic valve cools and cuts off the gas supply to the pilot burner and the pilot burner.
The most common cause of the lights not to come on is a worn thermocouple. It is easy to replace and costs from 5 to 10. Instead of trying to loosen the thermocouple in the combustion chamber of the boiler, it is easier to remove the burner and the thermocouple assembly.
If the water heater light goes out, first try turning it on again following the instructions on the water heater label. If the igniter no longer ignites, if it goes out soon after ignition, or if the igniter continues to go out, the most common cause is a faulty thermocouple.
Carbon monoxide is only produced when fuels of any kind such as oil, gas, wood or coal are burned. And an inadequate pilot flame can produce carbon monoxide. The amount produced by even a misaligned pilot flame is small because the flame size is also small.
If the element is ignited without water, it will become too hot and burn. In rare cases, dangerous pressure can be created even if the pressure relief valve fails. So yes, turn off the water heater when you shut off the water supply.
A natural gas flame should be blue and the tip of the flame should only have a hint of yellow. You should be able to see the flame on the pilot. If the light is off, try turning it back on. If the indicator does not come on or does not illuminate, replace the thermocouple.
A permanent red status light means the water heater is off. Close the gas control valve and wait 10 minutes before trying to re-ignite the igniter. Remember that a flash every three seconds indicates that the pilot is on and the gas valve is working normally.
CAUSE: The most common cause of electric heater failure is blown fuses. If the fuses are or have blown, the fuse can be replaced or, if necessary, the circuit breakers reset. Reconnect the device and turn it back on. See if the problem has been solved.