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I have a model #V42ENH serial #7701106 installed approx 12

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I have a model #V42ENH serial #7701106 installed approx 12 years. Worked fine until about 2 years ago. Does not light by switch, I have to unplug from below and plug back in and it will light, the pilot goes on and it lights. Some times it will burn for a couple minutes then go out, other times it will stay lit and I can turn it off with switch on wall.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Sounds like a faulty ignition control. You will have to do some troubleshooting with a voltmeter when it's not working to confirm this. Let me know if you want to try this yourself and I'll walk you through it. Otherwise you'll need to call in a pro