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Gas Fireplace No Worky

I have a gas log fireplace. It is seldom used because it is just a waste of gas and gives off little heat.

Anyway, It is nice for ambience and I have an ambience situation coming up.

I went to fire it up last night and she would not fire up. It has a standing pilot light and a wall switch to turn it on or off. The pilot light is burning just fine.

Any ideas?

Signed: Clueless in Denver. In a major spring snowstorm.

Re: Gas Fireplace No Worky

With the gas valve knob in the ON position there should be 20 + mv DC being supplied to the wall switch.

You could try jumping the 2 wires at the wall switch or at the TH/TP terminals ( i believe that's the labeling ) on the control.
If it doesn't fire up ...... then with the 2 wires jumped .... tap the valve with the butt end of a screw driver and see if it fires.

just a thought.

btw .... didn't this happen a while back ??

Re: Gas Fireplace No Worky

There were intermittent problems in the past.......

I broke out a meter which I really did not want to do…..

Turns out it was a bad high limit switch but I beat on it a bit and she fired up.

My ambience moment may just be saved.

Hey! Though. You were right on the terminal designations!

If it goes out during my ambience moment I plan on just saying, “Excuse me while I beat on my high limit switch.”

I figure that should do it.

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