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Pilot has tall yellow flame, but heater won't lite, Propane tank is full and valve is open

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Pilot is blocked needs cleaning out flame is floppy not heating thermocouple

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Korby, I think you meant, your ignitor is sparking and you're not getting gas to the pilot. Since you have a full tank of propane, I can rule out that the tank is empty. However, I believe the tank or at least the tank valve is playing a role in this.

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