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how do i relight the pilot on kenmore power miser 6 gas water heater model no. 153.336433?

i have a kenmore power miser 6 gas water heater model no. 153.336433 40 gallon. i read the manul for instructions to light the pilot. the small glass window appears dark and there's no sound coming from the water heater to indicate activity. whats the solution?

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I found a similar question to the one you asked in Manage My Life under the answers section. I think this will be very helpful. I attached the link below!
by Manage My Life
June 29th, 2010
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scott d
Pilot outage is a frequent problem with the new type water heaters. I'm attaching the instructions to light the pilot. For flame and pilot outage the 2 most common reasons are a stopped up air vent or arrester. You can check and clean the air vent but a technician will be required to clean the arrester which is located under the burner assembly. Listed below are the main reasons for frequent pilot outage:

Clogged air intake screen(s) or flame arrester

Insufficient combustion / ventilation air supply

Improper vent system design or operation

High ambient air temperature (115 F or more)

A clean water heater and water heater environment are the first things that should be considered when troubleshooting a FVIR water heater for pilot outage. Government regulations for higher efficiency and new flammable vapor ignition resistance requirements have made today’s water heaters more sensitive to the need for proper air flow around and through the appliance. A dirty environment can affect a water heater’s performance. Take time to make sure that the area around, and under the heater is clean and obstruction free. Make sure that the air intake screen(s) (LDO screens) located on the base ring of the heater are clean and properly installed; this is where all of the combustion air enters the heater. Regularly cleaning the screen and keeping dust and debris from around the heater could possibly save a costly service call.

I recommend having a technician check your water heater. If not adjusted properly, an improper flame or vent system could be very dangerous. I'm listing a site you can access to have a tech come out. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by scott d Earned 139,392 community points in Appliances
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