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Valor flamenco unigas 2 fire ignites but wont stay on, assume this thermocouple problem how is thermocouple replaced

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Valor uses either a Thermocouple or Thermopile, depending on the unit. In some cases, it has both. And, yes, your assumption is probably correct. Some thermocouples are a part of the Pilot Assembly, which means you have to replace entire pilot assembly. If you check you Owners Manual in the Parts Breakdown section, it will indicate if it is or not and whether you need a Thermocouple or Thermopile or both.

If you're not familiar with repairing gas fireplaces, replacing the parts listed above, can be a little challenging. Especially if you don't have the proper tools. But, before you jump on this project, try cleaning the Pilot Orifice first. You can easily do this, using canned compressed air with a straw nozzle (like you clean your computer with) by blowing out the pilot tip. And while you're at it, clean all around the pilot assembly with the canned air. If cleaning the pilot solved your problem, you're back in business. If it didn't you'll have to go the other route.

Hope this helps you solve the problem. Please be kind enough to rate my reply to you. Thanks!

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