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There is an ignightor, and a thermocoupling. The thermocoupling is a sensor that is used to tell if the pilot light is lite before it opens up the valve and lets a whole bunch of gas out.

The thermocoupler has a thin film on it from the gas burning. Take a piece of steel wool and clean it up.
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