My husband and I just bought a 5 yr old home. The gas fire place is
gorgeous and huge, but won't stay lit. I can light the pilot and then
turn the knob to "ON" and the fire is wonderful. It stays lit about 5
minutes and then it is like the gas just shuts off. Am I doing
something wrong? The pilot knob it turned to 'ON' after it is lit and
the bottom knob is on AUX if I am not using the remote/ON if I am
using the remote. We didn't get a manual and can't seem to find the
manufacturer to go online and look it up. It is quite
frustrating....but nice when it is lit! :0) I thought about calling
someone but who would I call???
first install a carbon monoxide alarm. now we can play. light the
pilot only and see if the flame properly envelops the thermocouple
device. [sorry it's in the gas valve manual, check it with two mirrors
for model number.]
the fireplaces are cousins of water heaters. this may be something
also a plumber could look at but may not use his parts.
there are many variations among the manufacturers regarding variable
gas flames and whether the device has a decorative or heating input/
output of its gas. the safety pilot of a gas valve is sometimes trying
to tell you something important. so turn the supply gas valve off when
you leave the room until repair is complete.
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