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I have to hold the knob in to keep it running, and sometimes you do not have to push in the knob at all, it will work when turning unit from off to low and then using push igniter the unit will run without holding knob in. What is goin on with unit?

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Hello
This sounds like a bad thermocouple,a small copper tube running from the pilot lite area to the gas valve which feels heat and keeps the gas valve open for gas to flow through,when calling for heat and also keeps the pilot light lit.

Try replacing it,br sure all gas is off prior to doing any work to unit.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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