Originally Posted by Wanderingman
I have everything gas working except the water heater. It works fine on city but I cant seem to get gas to the pilot.
Most will try 2-3 times to light, then give up.
They use the igniter circuit as a flame sensor.
You need to open the outside panel, then go back there and watch while someone else flips the switch. If you hear it clicking but see no flame, keep trying. no click = problem with the igniter or main board. Fire that goes out = it isn't sensing the flame, take the igniter out and polish it up with a scotchbrite pad and try again.