pilot wont light

The Tank pilot wont light

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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?

    Randy Schuyler

    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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