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It will light but goes out after 3-5 minutes. Tank is full and there was no wind.

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Chances are that it is the thermocouple. Ive seen many on their way to going bad that held the pilot valve open so it kept the pilot lit, but after a couple minutes of burning, the vent gases pull the flame away from the thermocouple just long enough for it to quit. You could replace it , or try to adjust the pilot flame orifice in the direction of the thermocouple so that it has better contact with the thermocouple.

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