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Pilot is on, thermostat click but the burner didn,t come on please help thank

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Try to tighten wiring connections on gas valve, thermopile, hi limit and thermostat, if it does not correct the problem, try replacing the thermopile first then if the burner still do not fire up, replace the gas valve.

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Thank you for bringing me back to the early days of my appliance repair career,now a days every thing uses a electronic ignitor and its been a while since i have seen a free standing pilot :)

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