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Hi, The thermocouple is bad and you will have to replace it... The thermocouple is the thing that sticks up in the flame to sense that the flame is on... if it goes bad the pilot flame will not stay lit when you release the button...
The problem will be in what senses the pilot is lit. Either a thermocouple or maybe it uses an electrode and flame rectification. If it is an electrode you can try cleaning it. If it is a thermocouple you will have to replace it.
Hey, make sure the flame is shooting past the thermocouple, this is what tells the gasvalve to say Ok , now you have a pilot lite, you can now send 24-volts to the main gas valve to open! If not , then you need to blow out the oxygen sensor and clean the pilot tube orrifice, that should do the trick...
sounds like your thermacouplar is going out and needs replaced. Sometimes these will act like they are working fine , but when the pilot stays on for awhile and later goes out it is a sure sign that it is bad
I have a Williams top vent gravity wall furnace (model 5009622) and I had the same problem. I had to take the cover off the furnace -- screw on top and two at the bottom (open the access door and there is one screw on each side) to get to the reset button for the vent safety shutoff system. On my furnace it's on the left side toward the top of the unit. I pressed the little red reset button and it's been working ever since. If your furnace is properly installed and doesn't have bird's nest in the chimney, it should work fine. Good luck!