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Bryant 36E93 gas package (pilot won't stay lit)

I have a 15 year old (+ or -) Bryant gas package unit (model 36E93) and the pilot keeps going out. If I turn the t-stat to off, turn the gas to the off position at the unit, turn the gas back on a the unit and flip the t-stat back to the "heat" position it will activate the auto ignitor and light the pilot. The burner then kicks on and everything appears to be working fine. But, it has gotten to where the pilot goes completely out and will not reignite at least once a day for the last 3-4 days. Any suggestions as to what may be causing this to occur?
Thanks for your input!...............Joel

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If your unit has a thermo-coupling this is most likely the issue This little sensor sends a milli-voltage to the gas valve telling it to keep sending gas for the pilot since its lit and all is good. They wear out and the gas valve thinks the flame has gone out (whick is hasnt) and kills the gas flow.

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