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Open the bottom drawer /door use a flashlight to see the pilot assembly ..if this is a standing pilot relight ..it will be located in the rear/center in the back ..of this drawer ..if it is electronic ignition ..the igniter is prob. bad inspect it for breaks in the ceramic ..replace ..tap on assembly to remove debri in the assembly if it is a standing pilot let me know an good luck../joe/

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