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Flame does not turn on for heat what could be the problem

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This could be and is most likely the igniter. Even if it glows, it does not mean it's good. It could also be the ignition coil. Go to www.partselect.com and enter your complete model number. This will bring up diagrams of your unit. You will be able to see the parts as well as where they are located. Good luck

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