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Why does my furnace pilot light only stay on when I hold the knob down?

Post created: 2016-07-24 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 19

On 2016-07-27 Gary wrote:

Holding the knob down allows gas to flow while the thermocouple warms up. In your situation, it may be that you have a problem with the thermocouple or the pilot assembly. Because you are dealing with flammable gas, this is something that should be looked at by a qualified heating tech.

We get a lot of questions in the forum about furnaces with faulty pilot lights -- If you'd like to have a contractor take a look at this, we can help you find one, here.

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