Pilot light out on water heater
I came home from work to find my water heater pilot light out. I went over the lighting instructions and when it wouldn't light I hit the online forums. I read about faulty thermocouplers being the cause of pilot lights not staying lit and that may be the cause of it going out in the first place, however I am unable to light the pilot following the instructions. I turn the valve to pilot, press down on the know and push the ignition button 5+ times rapidly however the pilot doesn't light and I see no evidence of spark in the window. Should I assume the ignitor is also bad or is there something I can do to determine that? This is my first foray into water heater troubleshooting so please be patient. Thanks!