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Whirlpool will not stay lit, having to relit about every month

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Before calling service technician, open following links for help diagnosing common causes
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pilot-light-will-not-stay-lit.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Corrosive-atmospheres.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

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