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The pilot flame sensor is bad. you may be able to clean it with a piece of sand paper, more than likely you will have to have it replaced

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You need to push the gas supply knob inwards and HOLD it while lighting the ignitor.
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Part of the problem may be, that when you turn the control knob to ignition, you're not holding it in long enough for Thermocouple or Thermopile to thoroughly heat up after the pilot lights. You should hold the bottom down for 30 seconds to a minute, to allow it to heat up. Then, when you slowly release it. If the pilot remains lit, turn the knob to the desire position.

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Your pilot has a safety that if it fails will not allow the pilot to stay running once your release the pilot knob. It is called a thermocouple and screws into the gas valve and goes to the pilot assembly. It is usually a copper wire and can be easily replaced. You can find a replacement at better hardware stores or farm centers. It is fine if you have to get a longer one than the factory, however a shorter one may not work.

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