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Pilot will only stay lit if I hold the button in. It worked prior to that and all I did was put the insert back into the mantel and tried to relite it and it wont stay lit. I checked everything outside the tank is full there are no leaks at any of the fittings and all the valves are on. I was told that the thermal coupler has to be a sixteenth away from the pilot and I checked that and still no response. Thanks Dave

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Make sure the flame hits the thermocouple and the connection at the gas valve is tight.

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Replace the thermocouple.

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