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Pilot is lit, burners will not go on

The pilot is lit and used it 2 times this year with no problem. Now the burners will not light. Pilot is lit.

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  • Delita Foltz May 11, 2010

    When the heater will not light, do you see any error codes, or diagnostic lights, that would give us some idea as to what is going on with the heater? Error codes will be in the form of EO# and diagnostic lights are on the back side of the display panel. Anything will help us out.

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