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How to replace the thermalcouple on the GAD860SP LP Gas Firebowl

I tried all the troubleshooting suggestions. Called helpdesk and they determined it was the thermalcouple which was still under warranty. Sent me a replacement but there were no instructions on how to replace.

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If under warranty, they should replace it or at least, if you agree, send detailed information.

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