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Switch on wall fireplace with Honeywell control SV9403, pilot does not turn on even there is current flowing into the controller device.

The gas is on ,the switch is but the pilot does not light up.

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Good Evening. Your fireplace is equipped with a smart valve (SV) to which the valve itself acts as the control. This unit has intermittent pilot or hot surface ignition. Can you clarify to me which ignition this unit has?

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