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Not getting any fire


I am turning my furnace on for the first time, I have followed the Pilot ignition steps, and that is lit. Water pressure is about 25 in the pipes. When I turn the thermostate up it clicks as though it is going to turn on but doesn't ever fire up.

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My colemam rv furnace the pilot light will light and stay lit but when i turn up the thermostat the furnace only buzzes and will not light

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