pilot wont light

The Tank pilot wont light

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    web3johnsons
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    The pilot will light when i hold the button down but as soon as I release it to turn it to the on osition it goes out. any ideas?

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    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    For any water heater, the most likely culprit is the thermocouple, which may need replacing. For heaters made since about 2002, there is also a possibility that a filter on the bottom of the burner chamber needs cleaning. You can read about that in Tanklets under FVIR issues.

    Randy Schuyler

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