I just installed a new water heater. It is a kenmore power miser
12...so it isnt a cheap one. I bought it from sears yesterday and spent
the better part of last night and this morning hooking it up.
Everything went well. I filled it and hooked up my gas lines. I try to
iginte the pilot and it wont light. I thought there must be air in the
lines but my home furnace (which sits right next to the water heater),
kitchen stove, dryer all work fine. I have a union right near where the
gas goes into the water heater with a shut off just above it. I
loosened this a bit and turned the gas on and the gas is flowing
because i could smell it. I tightend the union back down and still no
go. I turn the knob to piolt and hit the igniter like crazy and
nothing. I cant tell if gas is getting through to the burner because i
dont smell any gas. I cant really tell if the igniter is sparking
either but i would assume so. THis thing is brand new.
I didnt purchase the installation from sears because they wanted 340
bucks to install it on top of the 415 bucks i just dropped on the water
heater. Installation was pretty easy. Everything is already sweated in
place and the damn thing is full of water. I dont want to try and get
this thing back up the stairs etc to return it.
Any ideas? If i have a bad regulator or somthing sears should come out
and check that out correct? I dont want them to say since i installed
it that they wont cover there junk or charge me tons of money to fix
whatever might be wrong. IM thinking it has to be a faulty part
I thought the tough part would be the soldering and the gas etc.....not
starting the damn thing.
any ideas? Looks like cold showers for a while.