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I have a direct vent gas fireplace (MHSC series cdvsc7) that will light but will shut down after about 3 Minutes

Unit worked good last year--also the control box will beep about every 3 minutes after unit shut down

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You have trash in your pilot is not proper power light is not on please blow out are vacuum your pilot will sometimes help

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My fireplace doesn't light right away, then it shuts off after a few minutes.


sounds to me like your thermocouple is loose just go to where it connects to the gas valve and tighten it most times this happens after it has been replaced, because temperature changes loosen them also make sure the pilot flame is directly on the thermocouple , sometimes dust gets in to the pilot and changes direction of the flame making it "grade the thermocouple, with the main burner on the air flow sometimes "moves the flame and the thermocouple thinks it went out and shuts down the main burner. extinguish the pilot, either blow it out with canned air, or use a q tip to reach down and dust it out then re light. should be good

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My vented gas firs place keep gping into flame lift off. Hos do i fix this flame lift off. My gas log pro says i have to take the box out.??


I would suggest looking under the bottom louver of your fireplace as you have a b-vent or direct vent gas fireplace. From the looks of it alone it appears as its an early model Heat-N-Glo fireplace. If you flip down the bottom panel, where the two gold strips are at, underneath the gas valve you will find a sticker or a plate that has the model, manufacturer, and serial number. I work for a manufacturer that has been in the fireplace business for over 30 years and I'm betting $10 to a donut that is a Heat-N-Glo fireplace. Once you get the model, manufactuer, serial number, and date code sometimes you can search at www.heatnglo.com for AUTHORIZED dealers who can service your fireplace properly instead of a chimney sweep who may or may not be qualified to "trouble shoot" what is going on with the fireplace. It looks like an 8000GDV to me.
Best guess is a new pilot assembly if its a direct vent. If its a b-vent then a high limit switch might be needed as well with it cutting off that fast. It also could be a flue disconnect. Long story short I would find out the model, manufacturer, and then get on the manufacturer's website or call them to find out an AUTHORIZED servicing dealer for your fireplace. I hope this helps.

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36ECMII pilot light won't light


If you go to this link http://fmisupport.hcents.com/supportdocs/54024F.pdf it will take you straight to the owner's manual.
Now the gas log set is completely seperate from the fireplace. You would need to find out the model of the gas log set as any manufactuer of vented gas logs can go in this fireplace. Just for clarification the brand is actually Coleman but it was made by FMI. Now, the SPVBPD is a direct vent gas log set that was only designed to go into either the Amity, Oxford, or Victor hearth gas stoves. If you have the SPVBPD burner in a 36ECMII then you honestly need to remove that log set, as it was a burner only rated for direct vent fireplaces, and get a set of 18" LP vented logs. If you look at the link below you will see the owner's manual for the SDVBND. These logs need to be removed and you can go with any 18" vented log set. I suggest Peterson (http://www.rhpeterson.com/realfyre/vented-series/)
as they have the widest selection of logs and biggest array of dealers. Good luck.

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My Majestic gas fireplace pilot stays lit. But the burner does not light when heat is called for.


Check a safety device called thermopile which the two wires connected to the unit needs to be around 500mV to open gas. This part is between 35-50$ If that is not the problem, you may need to replace unit gas valve.

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We have not turned the heater on since 2010. it is a gas with fake logs.A rennai flame fire inbuilt standards. Husband says the thermacouple is not working? what do you recommend?


Stephanie, I 'm not sure how it was determined, that your direct-vent gas fireplace needs a Thermocouple? As a dirty pilot light will also mimic a faulty thermocouple. In addition, if the fire hasn't been used since Winter of last tear, and the gas line to the unit has been turned OFF since then, the air in the gas line must be purge, before the Pilot will light and hold.

If all of the above can safely be ruled out, then the thermocouple should be replaced. The facing of the fireplace will have to be removed, to access the Thermocouple.and it's connections to the gas control valve. You didn't mention which Rinnai Gas Fireplace you have, but most if their units, use Thermocouple part # 90193475. If you're going to replace it, it would be a good idea to also replace the Thermocouple Retainer, part # 9377.

I hope this helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 21, 2011 | Rinnai Heating & Cooling

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I have a black soot on all my walls through the whole house especially the exterior walls. I believe it is caused by my propane fireplace. Im not sure if it is not ventilating properly or what the problem...


Is a Vented or Vent-free gas fireplace? I really suspect it's Vent-free (ventless) as a vented unit, unless the direct vent is clogged exhaust everything, including 85% of the heat out side.

Here are the things that will cause a Vent-free Gas Fireplace to soot.

  • Not having the fireplace cleaned and serviced, at least annually by a qualified technician.
  • Misplaced logs that impinge the main burner flames.
  • Running a ceiling fan at the wrong speed and in the wrong direction while fireplace is burning.
  • Burning scented candles while burning the fireplace.
  • Low Gas Pressure to the burner.
Here are the solutions to the above listed causes:

  • Have the fireplace cleaned and serviced.
  • Check your Owners Manual concerning the proper placement of each log,
  • Run the ceiling fan Counter Clockwise and at the slowest speed. The fan on the side of the switch should be in the UP position for Winter and Down for Summer.
  • Scented candles soot any way. Add the warm moist heat of the Gas Fireplace and they'll soot 50 times worse. The scent is not natural, it has an alcohol base like after shave & cologne. Stop burning scented candles. It has been proven that they greatly contribute to indoor air pollution.
  • Low gas pressure causes incomplete combustion, which causes the burner to soot. Have it checked by your propane provider.
Based on my 15 years in the hearth and home business and having sold and installed hundreds of these appliances, I am will to bet, it's a cleaning and servicing issue or misplaced logs.

Hope this helps you solve your sooting problem. I woud really like to know how it works out for you.
Please let me know at americanhearthandhome1@yahoo.com

Thanks ... Rich

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Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Turns Off


check pilot light to make sure properly in place with thermocouple check gas feed for proper pressure and new doesnt mean free from defects -bad valve,thermocouple,temp sensor

Mar 04, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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