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Heater wont light

I have a fairly new 170000 ready heater that wasnt pumping fuel I found that the rotor assembly was broke and replaced it it now pumps fuel and sprays out nozzle but wont ingnite there is also a new ingnitor that has been installed . you turn on it glows fan starts and starts pumping fuel but wont ignite

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Did you set the pump pressure to specs. If not, it won't ignite.

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