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Earth stove gas heater

The pilot generator will not keep the pilot lit. I purchased a new one, checked it with a volt meter and it seems to be working. However, when installed it doesn't work. It is model G01A Any ideas? I'm freezing and there isn't a repair guy in sight.

Thanks! Patti Stammer

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If this is a newer unit, check for wires at the gas valve that lead up to the to where the heat exchanger is. there is a thermal safety disc up there. Most have a re-set on them. If its an old heater without this safety disc, then if you have checked the pilot generator, and are sure that's not the problem, then it may be the pilot solenoid on the main gas valve.

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