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My pilot goes out when i turn the knob from the pilot setting to low temp

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Let the thermocoupler get hot enough. the bulb that sits at the tip of the pilot flame.. If after given adequate time to heat up, and it still shuts the gas off,, the thermocoupler is defective. From pilot to on, not to low.. good luck.

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