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Janitrol furnace wont ignite

I have a fairly new (10 yrs old) janitrol furnace which wont ignite it goes through all the motions trying to ignite but after about 2 to 3 minutes there is a hissing noise that try's to ignite then it shuts down. The light indicator blinks once according to the control panel is ignition failure. It says check gas flow or gas pressure orgas valve or flame sensor. How and in which order should I do these?

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It is probably a bad hot surface ignitor

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