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Small explosions hi I lit the pilot and waited till it stayed on after letting go the pushdown pilot switch I turned the switch to the on position and went to the thermo and turned it up for heat I then heard the normal pop and then an small explosion I turned everything off and relit the pilot and tried to start again with the same results next I thought about a blockage so I took apart the gas line from the main valve body to the pilot area and cleaned it then when trying to lite the pilot while holding down the pilot switch I noticed way too much gas flow like it was wide open what did I do wrong

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What is the make and model of the gas valve? They are not made to be taken apart and so the springs might be in wrong or the calibartion screws set wrong. At this point you probably are going to end up having to replace it.

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SOURCE: pilot won't stay lit

Your unit has a "vent safety limit switch" which is a high temperature limit. It gets hot enough to trip over time because you do not have proper venting. It is a safety switch and SHOULD NOT be disabled - instead find and fix the venting problem(chimney bad?)!

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