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THERE IS NOT IGNITION. IT SPARKES BUT WONT LIGHT.

Boiler sparks but wont fire

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Sounds like your not getting gas...maybe a vapor lock,,,,,,,make sure you are compressing the pilot button all the way.....try to listen and see if you hear gas flowing....

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