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Pilot will not stay lit unless red knob depressed

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There is a thermocouple that protrudes up into the flame. If the thermocouple is bad or out of adjustment it will not produce enough electric current to lock the red knob down allowing the heater go into operating mode. This thermocouple is a safety device that senses weather there is a flame or not. If no flame no heat don't turn on. If heat then there must be flame OK turn on. The thermocouple should protrude into the flame about an inch to heat it sufficiently to trigger the valve if it doesn't adjust it into the flame more. If adjusting does no good replace it. Take the old thermocouple to the store you bought the heater at and get a replacement. If you cant get it there almost all hardware stores or heating stores will have generic replacements that will also work.

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