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Gas is on, there is spark from ingnitor, but the pilot light will

Not light. We hold the dial in as required. The heater is less than one year old but is not used for long periods of time.

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The unit is equipped with a themocouple that sends a small amout of voltage to the regulator telling it there is a pilot present, and allows it to open.
If the thermocouple is out of position, or dirty/sooty, the voltage will not register as flame present, and the pilot will not stay lit after releasing the button.

Clean or replace the thermocouple to fix your problem. Sometimes fine grit sanpaper will clean it up nicely without replacement.

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