There is nothing more frustrating than trying to run a hot bath, and the pilot keeps turning off and messing your morning shower. Not only does a pilot light that won’t stay lit get your shower experience uncomfortable, but it also stops the furnace from operating properly. First, understand that the pilot light is the tiny gas flame that gives power to your gas burner. As much as a DIY process would save the moment, there are many reasons associated with ineffective hot water tanks. It, therefore, means that an occurrence of a problematic pilot light should be worked on by a professional. Understanding this will go a long way in preventing future outages.
The thermocouple is central to the operation of your pilot light. Each time this device detects an unlit pilot light, the first reaction is that it turns the gas off as a safety measure.