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No heat pilot will light and stay lit but when i turn switch back to on and turn thermostat back up cooking temp it will not begin heating.

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1st I would check any safety switches it may have such as oil drain valve switch controlled by the oil drain valve. If it has an exhaust blower, it may have to get up to a certain speed before the flame will come on. This would be a vacuum type switch. If it has a pilot light that burns all the time, it probably has a thermocouple which the pilot light heeps hot. This could also be the problem and need replaced. If there is no resturant equipment service tech in your area, A air cond tech would be your best bet for troubleshooting it. Good luck.

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