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Gas valve or ignitor

First my gas valve wouldnt put out any gas but the ignitor worked and after taking it all apart to check voltage to gas valve I had only about 2.8 volts then the ignitor stopped working and I checked it again and there was 120 volts has this ruined my gas valve as well?

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The problem 99% of the time is the ignitor. even though its glowing its not pulling enough amps to open the bi-metal in the gas valve. id replace both ignitors if yours has two

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