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I have Coleman force air furnace. The pilot light will not stay lit when I let go of the button. I have tried lighting it numerous times, trying holding it down for ten minutes and still goes out when I let go of the button. What can the problem be and how much will it cost?

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You will need a new thermocouple. it allows the pilot to stay on. you can get them at better hardware stores and the come in 18,24 or 36 inch lengths. you can always get a longer one and keep it coiled up. the cost less than $20 and if you are somewhat mechanical, you can change it yourself. It's the copper tube going from the gas valve to the pilot loght, not the aluminum tube.

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