How do you light a heatilator on a gas fireplace?
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Keeping this in consideration, what do I do if my gas fireplace won't light?
To do this, hold the pilot button down for about one to three minutes while the air bleeds out. Step 3. If gas is coming out of the pilot, but it still won't light, the spark igniter could be the problem. Alleyne says to look for and clear out any debris between the igniter and thermocouple.
Secondly, why would a gas fireplace suddenly go out? If you get dust in the pilot assembly and the pilot needs to be cleaned out, it produces a "lazy" flame, which will be disturbed by the draught of the main burners. The flame lifts away from the thermocouple and causes the temperature on the tip of the thermocouple to drop. This, in turn, makes the gas valve shut off.
Also to know is, how does a Heatilator fireplace work?
Heatilator fireplaces, also known as "old-style zero clearance fireplaces", are a combination of heater and ventilator and are by their nature, fireplaces that circulate air. Old-Style Heatilator Fireplaces use a special venting system that draws in cool room air and releases it as warmer air.
How do you know if you have a bad thermocouple?
If you can't get the flame to light at all, and you're sure the gas is on, there's probably an obstruction in the pilot tube. If the flame lights and goes out when you release the gas control knob after holding it in for the recommended 20 to 30 seconds, that's the sign of a thermocouple malfunction.