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Vulcan CX ducted heating

I have the problem with igniting the pilot light in my central heating. Everytime i ignite it and hold the knob control for 45second as instructed. However when i release the knob control to turn to On position, the pilot light turn off. Please help me to find out the problem. Many thanks

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Sounds like the thermocouple (that sensors the heat) may be faulty.
you will need a licensed gas fitter for repairs

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