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Pilot light won't take

I try to light my pilot light and it won't take....it lights up, but when I disengage the control it burns out before I can change settings.....I have had it lit in the past, but this year it is being stubborn.....and I understand that you have to allow for it to prime first for about 1 to 2 minutes....

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If it goes out after being lit for 30 seconds, you need a new thermocouple. That's the tubelike piece that the flame touches. You can possibly just put in a universal thermocouple. They cost less than $5 at most hardware stores.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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