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  • mz47 Jan 09, 2009

    Pilot Lights stays on only when button is held in. As soon as it is released it goes out. No exterior drafts noted.



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Probably need a new thermocouple, check to see if the flame is dancing around.  you may be getting a backdraft from the flu or if you have a crack in the heat exchanger the supply air could be blowing it out.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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