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Valor Fireplace model 837 AN. It has a handles on upper left side that when depressed lights the burners. The burners are supposed to stay lit once the lever is released but it shuts all flame off immidiately. Does this sound like a problem with the thermocouple or the gas valve or the lever itself or something else?

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Definitely, sounds like a problem with the Thermocouple or Thermopile (some of the Valor models use one or the other or both). But, before you jump the gun, be sure you hold the control valve knob in for at least one minuet before releasing it, when lighting the pilot. That way, the Thermocouple or Thermopile will have ample time to heat up.

Hope this helped you.

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