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Have a Harris Vent Free Propane Gas Log, 65% gas left, the pilot will not stay lit.....any help?

Taken everything apart and cleaned thoroughly, made sure we had gas, re-connect gas line using better connectors

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Check the pilot generator for proper current. check from PP terminal to TH/PP terminal while pilot is still lit. you should be getting well over 250dc millivolts. if not, replace the pilot generator

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Gas apliances have safety features built into them so you don't blow yourself up. The pilot heats a thermocoupler which tells the gas valve there is a flame, open the main gas to the burner. If you can see the flame area of the pilot look for a round post about 3/16 inch in diamiter. This should be directly in the flame, if not bend the bracket so it is in one side of the pilot flame. The thermocouple is attached to a mounting bracket. This will be held in place by a 1/4 inch hex screw. remove the screw and the capilary tube leading to the gas control valve. Before you do anything, close the main gas supply to the fireplace and disconnect the power to the fan. You may need to semi dismantle the fireplace to get the thermocouple. The gas valve end is a brass 1/4 pipe thread plug. Turn the outer nut and remove without twisting the tube. Reverse this order to install a new one. Besure not to twist the capilary tube, tighten brass nut 1/4 turn past hand tight. Your better heating supply house will have these in stock. Restarting the pilot will take a few tries because the gas was off. Your gas suplier would charge about $75 to fix this. if you don't have the proper tools and it dosen't look pretty stright forward don't do it. You could get dead.

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SOURCE: Bad odor from vent free gas logs.

it could be leaking when the fire place is on you said you checked for leaks was this to the burner as well ? it sounds like unbrunt gas check the burner , hope this helps , are you feeling sick or headaches as this would b e fumes ?

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SOURCE: My vent free Desa natural log will run for a short

it is likely you have dirty O2sensor, it is incorporated into pilot assembly.turn unit off,use compressed air in a can and blow into spot where pilot flames comes from.this will fix it in most cases.in a small % of time entire pilot assembly needs to be taken apart and cleaned

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SOURCE: I have a set of propane gas logs. The pilot light

Check the connection of the thermocouple or replace it if connections are tight.Pilot safety valve may be badreplace gas control valve.

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SOURCE: pilot lites; but, as soon as I turn on gas flame

sounds like your thermacouplar is going out and needs replaced. Sometimes these will act like they are working fine , but when the pilot stays on for awhile and later goes out it is a sure sign that it is bad

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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