How do I turn on my electric pilot light?
- Set the thermostat on your furnace to its lowest setting.
- Remove the access panel covering the gas control knob.
- Turn the gas control knob to the OFF position.
- Turn the gas control knob or knobs to the ON position.
- Turn the electrical power to the furnace back on.
Just so, how do you turn on a pilot light?
Once the gas has had time to dissipate, turn the knob to "Pilot." Then, hold down the "Reset" button and bring the flame of a long lighter close to the pilot light opening. This should light the furnace pilot light. Once you are sure the pilot light is on, release your pressure on the reset button.
Furthermore, how do you reset the pilot light? Turn the valve to “Pilot.” Near the valve, you'll see a small button labeled “Reset.” Press this button while applying your lit match or butane fireplace lighter to the pilot light valve. Hold the flame steady until the pilot ignites, then release the button.
Besides, is it dangerous if your pilot light goes out?
The worry here is that when a pilot goes out, the gas valve that supplies the fuel for the pilot flame could still be pumping gas. This can mean a buildup of gas, and when the pilot is relit or relights itself it could result in a very serious explosion.
How do you know if your pilot light is out?
The pilot gas line is a small metal tube below the burner assembly and distinctive by the slight upturn at the end. It will be apparent, if the pilot is lit, by the small blue flame burning at the end. If you do not see a small blue flame burning, the pilot light is out.