Gas fireplace won't light up even when pilot light is on
The gas fireplace was brand new in 2006, used only a few times and then turned off completely and never used again for at least 2 years. Now I'm trying to use it. The pilot light is on, but I couldn't get it to burn/light up. What could be the problem?
Re: gas fireplace won't light up even when pilot light is...
Check for how clean the bottom of the unit is. I know it seems small but when dealing with these amounts of electric current they are just that "small" and the dust can be shorting out the unit and not allowing the gas valve to release the gas. Its a safety thing, they dont want gas around an electrical short "go figure" lol
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I'm going to assume your fireplace has a pilot light.
Follow the little holes in the burner that lead to the pilot light.
Make sure the pilot flame is pointing directly at the closest burner hole. (adjust if necessary).
Often, you will need to sprinkle a layer of "glowing embers" in this area. The embers will help the gas travel to the pilot light and ignite.
Always start your propane appliance on "High" never "Low". Cold propane likes to drop to the bottom of the firebox and accumulate until it reaches the pilot (this is called delayed ignition). Keeping it on "high" will help the fuel travel over to the pilot without buildup.
Sounds like the thermocouple is not working or you are not keeping the start or pilot button depressed long enough before turning gas valve to on position. Check to see if thermocouple end hasn't come loose, the pilot should be hitting it. This produces the small electrical current necessary to open gas valve. Hope this helps.
you must keep the burner and the pilot light area clean and free of dust also,the area where your burner gets air most of the time it has an adjustment to give it more or less air.I have had my dyna glo vent free model for 8 years.A good cleaning in late fall with low pressure air and 1 or 2 times through the winter depending on conditions of use.
instruction on a metal plate inside the fp bottom door
the knob will have pilot/ on/off marked on it on gas valve, you have to line the pilot word up with the white mark on valve then knob can press all the way in, now press it in hit the res or black sparker button and you should get pilot falme in a few tries, once you see flame keep the button in on valve for 30 secs then release turn it to ON and turn youe switch on
There are a few things that could be causing this problem. The most common resolution to this problem is making sure the thermo couple is screwed tight into the valve. While looking at the gas control valve, you'll see a few wires and small metal tubes going into it. The one you want to tighten is the tube that is copper. Even if you get only a half a turn on the little brass fitting that's holding it screwed in, that'susually enough. If that doesn't do the trick let me know and I'll get back to you with some other things to try.