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Old 04-02-2015, 04:17 PM   #1
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I tried several times to turn water heater on gas, grey wolf 26rl, and can't get it to light. Works on electric. Model sw6 de. Have no idea what push to reset buttons do and I've read operational book.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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Have you purged the air out of the lines?
Does the stove or oven work?
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There is also a 12v hi temp limit switch under the left rubber plug that might be tripped OR burned out.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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When the water heater is trying to run on gas:

From outside with the cover down,

1) Can you hear the "snapping" of the ignitor
2) Can you smell gas?
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Is the water already hot from the electric side? If water is hot heater will not start.
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Have you purged the air out of the lines?
Does the stove or oven work?
. Thanks. The stove n oven work. Not real sure how to purge air out system. The igniter does not pop nor do I smell gas.
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When the water heater is trying to run on gas:

From outside with the cover down,

1) Can you hear the "snapping" of the ignitor
2) Can you smell gas?
No it doesn't snap nor do I smell gas.
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. Thanks. The stove n oven work. Not real sure how to purge air out system. The igniter does not pop nor do I smell gas.
Ok, your line has been purged so I suggest you try the other tips posted above.

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There is also a 12v hi temp limit switch under the left rubber plug that might be tripped OR burned out.
Looking at it I do not see this switch. Nothing looks or smells burned.
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Is the water already hot from the electric side? If water is hot heater will not start.
X2 as I was thinking this may be the case as the thermostat wouldn't sense the need to heat.
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