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Look for the gas valve and on the top of it there should be a valve that has either off, pilot, or on. Turn it to pilot and depress the knob. At the same time follow the small tube that comes of the valve and at the end of it is the pilot burner. Hold a match to the pilot burner and when it lites keep on holding the knob down for about 20 seconds. If you can release the valve and the pilot stays lite then you can turn the knob on the gas valve to on.

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