Water heaters are the greatest appliance ever..when they are working. And when do you find out they are not working, well when you go to take a shower in the morning right before work and your already running late and have to settle for a cold snap. The plus side is they freezing cold water can help your metabolism burn off more calories.
To troubleshoot your water heater:
- First make sure you paid your gas bill. If you have gas at your stove you should have gas at the water heater.
- Try to light the water heater according the instructions on the water heater.
- If the pilot went out immediately after you let the dial go then its most likely your thermal coupling. The problem can be fixed by a simple thermocouple replacement.