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My gas fireplace turns on for a minute or so. then the flames turn blue as if lacking oxygen, then go out completely.

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Blue is a good flame.. Yellow, lazzzy flame is lack of oxygen. When the main flame comes on, it may be pulling the pilot flame away from the thermocouple..

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This is a typical situation for a warn Powerpile generator. Your fireplace works by this generator generating heat from your pilot flame and converting it to less than 3/4 of a volt or 750mv. Your gas valve will eat up half of this electricity when running. So when you Powerpile gets warn it might only generate 400mv and when the gas valve turns on will bring it down below 200mv. This will start to drop once the main burner turns on and once below 150mv is no longer able to power the gas valve resulting in the main flame to go out. Minutes later the generator will build its power up again and repeat the cycle. The generator looks a little thicker than a crayon and has a red and white wire coming off it. They are easy to change but the tight spaces on a fireplace can make it very difficult.

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