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    IgorYG Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 29, 2007, 04:40 PM
    Old Repco LA100C heater
    Does anybody know if an old Repco LA100C heater has to be ignited with an external lighter?
    It worked without any problem for years. Today I turned my room thermostat, nothing happened. Pump is running, but there is no pilot light. I tried to follow the instruction:
    Turned the knob to the "Off" position and waited for 3 minutes.
    Depressed the knob and held for a minute.
    Holding the knob I tried to turn it back into the "Pilot" position without any success (impossible to turn back). So, I looked underneath the burner - there was no pilot light.
    The question is: should I ignite gas by myself with lighter or match, or it should light from internal coil (or so)?
    Please help if anybody knows the answer.
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    hixton Posts: 146, Reputation: 5
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    Nov 2, 2007, 08:50 PM
    In the pilot position hold nob down light pilot and keep holding down for a minute the release turn to on
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    labman Posts: 10,580, Reputation: 551
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    Nov 2, 2007, 09:43 PM
    Although the water heater I installed a year ago has a nifty button you press to light the pilot, most of the older stuff required a match or lighter. There is an explanation of how to light a pilot light in the sticky at Perhaps pictures.
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    IgorYG Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 3, 2007, 05:42 AM
    Thanks to all.
    I've fixed the burner. The thermocouple was dead.
    Thanks again.
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    gargee89 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 1, 2010, 11:48 AM
    My old repco heater is on and making sound, but no heat in the whole house, can someone help me please

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