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Pilot light goes out when turning on the thermostat

I have a dayton lp heater model# 3e243 the pilot wont stay lite when turning the thermostat up

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Check your thermocoupling to make sure that it is sensing flame. You can tell if it is good or bad by the white on the tip of the flame sensor. The other problem would be a blocked or closed flue pipe. Make sure that the cap is not smashed down on the pipe on your roof

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