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Used since 9/23/05 and was fine. Now I can light the pilot and it stays on fine. Turn on logs and NOTHING! I have a remote and it has new batteries and turns the switch and you can hear the poomp when the logs should come on, but NOTHING! Pilot flame is touching thermocouple and appears to be ok. How Now?? Email address: gwarsop@bellsouth.net

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Hi, when you say that when you turn on the switch to the on position to fire the logs, is this poomp you hear a short burst of gas igniting? If it is and it doesn't stay on, this is a sign of your manifold pressure being to high, or also the burners are plugged as we call this poomp, pre- ignition, or delayed. We know that the thermocouple is good as the pilot is staying light and you have a good strong pilot flame, so if the main gas valve is trying to lite by this poof you are hearing, the problem would more then likely be dirty or plugged burners/burner and that's where I would be looking to clean out. Now, if you hit the switch and you hear a noise but no gas starts to flow, the problem would be in the main gas valve coil opening for a split second or just clicking and not opening. In this case, your gas valve has failed you. It would be a standard valve that you could pick up at any appliance parts house, millivolt that you could replace your self. In any case, it just sounds as though you need to get to the burner or burners and check to see if the have built up soot over the last 5 years. I don't believe it is anything serious that you can't repair. A little TLC should take care of your problem. Please don't forget to rate me, and please leave a comment for me under my user name below. I would really like to know what you find and I will be hear if this doesn't solve your problem, but I am confident it will if you do the things I have asked.
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Shastalaker7
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Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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