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Pilot light out....buderus furnace but a red riello ingniter on the front....I've watched my fuel guy flash a light into it this baby when out before but need to do it myself now.....could you walk me thru the process to avoid injury.....its a Buderus g 205 with a Riello ignition system on front

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This is due to a "Lock-Out" Check your flame sensor for carbon build up. Possible heat exchanger blockage.
The reason he used a flashlight was to trick the burner into seeing a flame, not a good idea for a novice.

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