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Main flame does not stay on or does not come on

The igniter comes on and once in while the flame will light. the soliniod vavle chatters a little. just went threw and cleaned out the vent line. I can discount the line and it blows good but still does not light. thanks for your help.

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THE CHATTERING SOLENOID IS FAILING INTERMITTENTLY AND NOT OPENING UP THE GAS VALVE. REPLACE THE SOLENOIDS AS A SET. THEY USUALLY COME PURCHASED AS A SET.

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