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I have a whirlpool hot water heater FGIF4034T3NOV serial 0417126596. The pilot will light, main flame will come on, and when the main flame reaches the cutoff point, it kills the pilot light also. I have to wait until the heater cools down to relight the pilot. I have drained the heater, taken out the main flame burner, cleaned the thermocouple, cleaned the bottom of the heater, and don't know what to do from here. The heater is good. Don't want to buy a new one for a simple problem. Just can't figure out what is wrong.

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