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Old 05-06-2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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Lighting pilot light on water heater

I am dewinterizing my Thor Four Winds 2017 rv. The pilot light is out on my water heater. I believe it is a Atwood water heater. How do I light the pilot? I don't see any button to press and hold that says pilot. Thanks for the help. This is our first dewinterizing .
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:41 AM   #2
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Nothing to manually light...

Guessing the unit 'timed out' trying to light - so it lit up that warning light on the control panel instead. Likely air in the gas line.
Turn off the water heater - light at least one burner on stove and let it burn a minute or so - then try turning on the water heater again.

Of course the gas is turned on at the tank I'm assuming...
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:28 AM   #3
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Iím sure you thought of this, but just in case, make sure you have water in the heater before fire if it up.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:38 AM   #4
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What model is your Atwood? Some of them (ours included) are electronic ignition. I.E. no pilot. If it DOES have a pilot, there should be instructions for lighting on the inside of the panel that overs the water heater. As someone else mentioned, make sure you have water in it. You might also make sure you have propane to other devices that use it.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:55 AM   #5
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Atwood uses electronic ignition, no pilot light. Make sure the propane is on at the tank, light the stove to purge air from the lines.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:34 PM   #6
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Nothing to manually light...

Guessing the unit 'timed out' trying to light - so it lit up that warning light on the control panel instead. Likely air in the gas line.
Turn off the water heater - light at least one burner on stove and let it burn a minute or so - then try turning on the water heater again.

Of course the gas is turned on at the tank I'm assuming...


Thank you ! It now works thanks to your advice!
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Iím sure you thought of this, but just in case, make sure you have water in the heater before fire if it up.


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What model is your Atwood? Some of them (ours included) are electronic ignition. I.E. no pilot. If it DOES have a pilot, there should be instructions for lighting on the inside of the panel that overs the water heater. As someone else mentioned, make sure you have water in it. You might also make sure you have propane to other devices that use it.


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Atwood uses electronic ignition, no pilot light. Make sure the propane is on at the tank, light the stove to purge air from the lines.


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If only they would make ovens without a pilot light........
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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My microwave convection oven does not have a pilot light <smirk>.
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My microwave convection oven does not have a pilot light <smirk>.
How well does it work on propane? <smirk>
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Really great. Blew out the entire side of the RV first time I baked a cake. ��⛑
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This is our fourth RV and everyone of them has had a factory fresh oven when it left us DW says if it can not be cooked out side on a grill or her toaster oven that that is too bad
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