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We have a gas wall heater, pilot is lit, but it won't ignight. How do we tell if the theromstadt is working or if it is the heater it self that is broken. What in the heater could be broken if it is the heater and not the thermostadt?

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The thermastat is broke...replace and will work fine!

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