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My pilot tries to light but never ignites. the system basically just circulates cold air.

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The most common reason a pilot will not lite is a bad thermocouple. This is the thin copper tube that runs next to the pilot and to the gas valve. These are inexpensive and pretty easy to change if you are mechanicaly inclined.

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