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Clean pilot light or replace thermocouple check thermocouple is tight at the nut end

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If I understand correctly, the pilot light is not staying lit.
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Once hot water is gone, then pilot light has to be lit again.

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The pilot ofifice probably has a bit of dirt in get it out you will need to take the pilot apart and clean it out...this can be fairly difficult on those heaters and getting it back together can be a attention as you take it apart...blow our the tip with canned air like you would use to clean your keyboard...
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