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Problem is with a direct vent gas fireplace. Pilot light will not stay on after following proper lighting procedures. I have changed the thermocouple and that did not solve the problem.

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  • silviop Oct 20, 2008

    Brand is INSTA-FLAME
    Model number is DV34

  • silviop Oct 20, 2008

    brand is  INST-FLAME
    model number is DV 34

  • silviop Oct 20, 2008

    I've already done all that as I've explained in my original question. Is changing the gas valve the next logical step?

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Make sure you trace the wire to the flame sensor back to the board and see that it is still connected.

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You need to provide brand and model number .

It will be mostly connection oriented problem .

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Posted on Oct 20, 2008

  • SAM ANDERSON Oct 20, 2008


    • Turn of gas to line for a few minutes to clear the gas out.


    • Turn knob to pilot (so the notch allows you to push the button down.


    • Turn on the gas.


    • Push pilot button down (generally red)


    • Light pilot while holing button down. (It may take a couple of minutes for the gas to reach the pilot)



    • Continue holding the button down for up to a minute (so the thermo coupling heats up and then let go)



    • If the pilot stays lit your all set. move knob to start or on.



    • If the pilot does not stay lit try it again. (if it fails again when
      you let off the button the thermocouple is probably bad replace it.



    • If this does not work you might have a bad valve or a plugged line


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