Gas fireplace pilot light on but won t ignite. I just had it serviced getting the themro couple replaced and it was working yesterday went to switch it on this morning and it wouldnt ignite the pilot light is on. Theres no brand name on the log so i dont know where or who to call for instructions. The following are five of the top ten reasons a fire wont start.
Most gas fireplaces have a standing pilot light which is a small flame that burns even when you arent using the fireplace. The pilot light is on but in wont ignite. Alleyne says to look for and clear out any debris between the igniter and thermocouple.
If your pilot light ignites but wont stay lit then the problem is most likely related to your thermocouple a metal sensor about the size and shape of a sharpened pencil that heats up by direct contact with the pilot lights flame telling your gas valve that the pilot light is lit so its safe to open the valve to let gas flow. The remote has new batteries so that answered by a verified hvac technician. But if you try to light your fireplace and it wont start there could be many possible causes.
This makes the fireplace easy to start when its cold outside but when it warms up its a good idea to shut off the pilot to conserve gas. 4 in a gas fireplace the pilot light is out. Gas fireplace wont light up the pilot light is working but when i switch the wall switch to on the fireplace wont start what could the problem be.
If gas is coming out of the pilot but it still wont light the spark igniter could be the problem. Ten top reasons a fire wont ignite in a fireplace pt 1. My gas log fireplace worked just fine last winter but i couldnt light the pilot light this fall.
If gas is reaching the fireplace but it still wont light the next step is to light the gas jets on the gas logs manually following the manufacturers instructions. Look for and clear out any debris between the igniter and thermocouple. The remote has new batteries so that doesnt seem to be the problem.
I have a 1997 vintage heat n glo model 6000 xls natural gas fireplace.