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Pilot light gets blown out when heater ignites

When I start my heater, the pilot light gets blown out by the burners ignitingthere is a big woosh and alot of flame and then the heater will run until it reaches temp but then once it turns off i have to relight the pilot because it was blown out when the burners ignited. I have 3/4 inch gas line so supply is ok. I replaced the gas valve but it does the same thing. Had a service guy out who replaced the pilot generator and it did the same thing so that is not the problem. help!

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The jet(s) nearest the pilot assembly are clogged. Back them out of the manifold and clean out the spider nest or other debris. That should clear up the problem. And get a new service guy if they didn't take care of this when they were there!

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