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We just moved into a house with a Superior UVFC-500 gas fireplace. Our pilot will light and burn but the fireplace burners do not ignite. The blower works. There is a key on the wall that says on/off. The key spins freely in both directions - it does not have a positive stop. There is also a switch on the wall. I took the cover plate off and it looks like it has telephone gauge wire attached to the poles. I tried to test for current with a multimeter but I don't get a reading. I may not be testing it right. When we had the home inspection done, it was noted that the fireplace worked and a picture looks like the burners were burning. Can you give me any idea of what can be wrong? Thank you.

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    If you do not, check your circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker is ok, we recommend that you schedule service by calling 1-800-432-2737 or schedule service online.

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    Remove the burner grate, cap, and head. Even if it looks clean, wipe the tip of the electrode with a clean, dry paper towel and PRESS IT DOWN. Re-assemble and try the burner, again.

    Check to see if the burner works, If not, then go to Step 3.

  3. Re-assemble - Make sure that each burner top matches its burner bottom. The burner top will lay flat if put on correctly.

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If the burners do not fully ignite, the sensor will shut the furnace down. The lack of sufficient burner flame is a gas valve or gas pressure problem within the valve.
Replacing the gas valve with the original one may get you going. I surely suggest a professional service company for safety reasons and a thorough inspection. A 20 year old furnace is past it's normal life span.

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