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Pilot light will lite and seems to work fine, when lit the first time, but gose out when it comes time reheat the water.

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This sounds like an issue with your water heater and not your air conditioner. If the pilot is going out, your thermocouple is most likely broken. If you travel to the nearest plumbing supply store, they can give you a new one and instruct you on how to instal it.

Posted on May 21, 2011

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