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I have a gas hot water boiler that won't fire up altho the polit stays lit

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Check ot see if it has a safty eset on it. If it does then you can reset it and watch to see if it was just a intermittent problem or if it still locks out then you probly needd to ccall out a service company to check the uit out. Good Luck

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