How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

Replacing the thermocouple usually does the trick

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Wrench set

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Thermocouple
  • Dish soap
  • Long matches(for lighting pilot)