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Burner will not light. With the pilot light burning and the gas is turned-on to ignight the main burner the pilot light goes out.

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Call aservice tech your pilot light might be blocked therefore the pilot flame might not be strong enough to handle the puff of gas when the gas valve opens ps. if the unit is off in the summer spiders are usually the problem. Hope this helps

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