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Possible a bad thermocouple, could also be bad gas pressure to the unit, my bet would be a thermocouple.
You should be able to replace this on your own, if you see where the pilot flame is, you will see the thermocouple that sticks into the flame, it may have fallen off or may need replacing, it should lead back to the gas valve and should be replaceable.
Grainger normally stock a lot of thermocouples and could even cross reference one for you.

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