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Pilot won't stay lit

I am not sure if the product I selected is the right one. My question is, I have replaced the thermocoupling (sp) and need to know if the end has to a particular position from the pilot light, such as like a 1/4". I have heard that it does but cannot find any information on it.

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As long as it is in the flame you should be fine

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SOURCE: pilot light won't stay lit

possible bad thermocouple.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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