Gas fireplace flame won't stay on; both flame and pilot go out. It's a Gas! Active 2 months ago. Status Not open for further replies. 0. Not sure where to look to try and debug this issue... any helpful pointers would be greatly appreciated! My Gas Fireplace Won’t Light. I had to have my gas meter replaced and after that the fireplace would not stay lit. Heatilator GCBC36 . on Mar 23, 2010 . Member. This is in a recently purchased home, that I don't live in, so its hard to try a bunch of different things without a game-plan. Could it be the thermopile? What is causing my gas water heater to make a high pitched noise? M. MENCAN New Member. Replace it with an identical one. Hi everyone, I have a gas fireplace that won't stay lit. Another issue is that the pilot has gas coming out, but it won’t stay lit. The model number is 100639—03. I feel like I am banging my head against the wall trying to get this pilot light to stay lit so I can start my fireplace. stay lit for a couple of minutes before going out again, and then nothing. Once I light the fireplace, the fireplace will come on and run for about 5-10 minutes then shut off. Pilot Won't Stay Lit Gas Fireplace. label on the unit. Solved. Then it will run for a longer time and shut back down. How the Gas Pilot Light Functions and 10 Reasons Why the Pilot Light Goes Out or Won’t Stay Lit! 0. Heatilator GCBC36 . Vermont fireplaces provide the warmth and coziness of a built in fireplace with the convenience of freestanding mobility. Gas Fireplace Won't Stay Lit With Fake Logs In Place. Viewed 27k times 0. Open the cap and drain any accumulated moisture from the drip loop. Pilot on gas fireplace won't stay lit. When I prime the pilot it has a nice blue flame and the thermocouple turns orange. Join Date: Oct 2012. If the air in the chimney is cold, you have a column of cold air “blocking” warm air from going up and out the flue. Always worked fine for the 8 years we've been here. Merry Christmas! Hi everyone, I have a gas fireplace that won't stay lit. Updated: Apr 23. Active 2 days ago. Main burner for gas fireplace won't stay lit (pilot light is fine) Ask Question Asked 4 years ago. 0. I have a Robert Shaw 7000MVRLC gas valve with a green knob on it that goes from Off, Pilot to on. 0. I don't smell any gas when the fireplace switch is on but the flame isn't present. It's a gas log-type fireplace. The system as it is currently wired. Gas Fireplace won't stay lit. If you can determine that the igniter isn’t bad, it is more likely that you have a worn-out thermocouple. I am not sure where my gas fireplace came from, as it was here when we moved in. Today I turn it on, and after a few minutes, the fireplace went out, all by itself. Here are some potential causes: Old Batteries: Depending on the type of gas fireplace you own, you may have a remote or receiver that run on batteries. Everything worked fine all day, but then this morning about 30 seconds after flipping the switch to turn on the main burner, it turned itself off. I have changed the thermocouple and cleaned the pilot but it still won't stay lit. If the gas fireplace pilot light will not stay lit, troubleshooting common problems can usually fix this issue. Gas Fireplace will not stay lit. The system as it is currently wired. Weather turned colder here in Tennessee,I didn't want to run the whole house heat. The gas line is 1/2" flex copper hooked to a 30lb tank with a regulator. There are several issues that might prevent a gas fireplace from igniting. When the warm air can’t go up, replacement air isn’t drawn into your fire. After running for a short time it will usually shut off and then after a while will relight. Thread Tools. Sometime I turn the switch on and the fireplace won't light, but sometimes it will. Discussion Starter • #1 • Nov 5, 2008. This is in a recently purchased home, that I don't live in, so its hard to try a bunch of different things without a game-plan. Written by Robin. How to Reset Your Regulator. Fixed! 1. If gas is reaching the fireplace, but it still won’t light, the next step is to light the gas jets on the gas logs, manually, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Gas Fireplace won't stay lit. Thread Tools Search this Thread #1 10-28-12, 10:00 AM H. hopeinal. I've got a gas fireplace insert in our fireplace. Ask Question Asked 3 years, 10 months ago. Gas Grill Won’t Stay Lit. If your grill won’t stay lit or the flames don’t seem to get as big and hot as they usually do, you probably have a gas flow problem. Gas furnace control board issues: main burners never start; sparks never stop w/o flame sensor. Now the pilot will not stay lit. First, check to see if your pilot light is lit. I`ve noticed the past two times I used my natural gas fireplace, the main burner extinguishes its flame. Diagnosing a Thermocouple Problem. To ensure our content is always up-to-date with current information, best practices, and professional advice, articles are routinely reviewed by industry experts with years of hands-on experience. View Profile View Forum Posts View Forum Threads New Guest Join Date Oct 2011 Posts 2 Post Likes burntgas, I understand your concern and completely understand the danger with gas. If you fireplace fire won’t stay lit, especially if your chimney is on an exterior wall, you may have Cold Chimney Syndrome. When a fire won’t start or stay lit in your fireplace, it’s an indication that there’s a problem.. Be sure to read Part 1 of this two-part series to learn five more of the ten common reasons you might be having problems igniting a fire. I replaced the thermocouple two days ago and it worked fine until tonight and now nothing will stay lit. Thread Starter. I assume the thermopile is the easy answer, but … It will stay on from 1 to 10 minutes before shutting off. It used to last longer but has gotten worse over time. The millivolts of electricity are used to operate an electromagnet that keeps the valve open to the gas line that feeds the pilot..thus allowing the pilot to stay lit. But even these cooking appliances come with their fair share of potential damages and fix ups. If the batteries in either of these are dead, it could prevent your fireplace from igniting. The pilot light of my gas fireplace will not stay lit. Thread: Pilot Light Won't Stay Lit in Gas Fireplace. So the thermocouple is a skinny rod that acts as a heat sensor and you’ll find one on the majority of gas fireplaces right next to the pilot light. When a propane heater won’t stay lit, often what is happening is that the propane heater may sense that the flame is defective in some way, triggering the propane heater’s safety functions and causing it to shut off. To put it simply, if a thermocouple feels heat, it lets gas flow through the unit. 5 Reasons the Pilot Light Won't Stay on in Your Gas Fireplace Written by Doityourself Staff. Try to reignite the pilot it by following the fireplace manufacturer’s instructions. You should test it first. If it's faulty, unscrew one end from the gas valve, unsnap the probe from the clip holding it near the pilot and pull out the assembly. Yesterday I got our gas fireplace insert started up for the first time this season. How Do You Reset the Pilot Light on a Gas Fireplace? Posts: 8 Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts Pilot Won't Stay Lit Gas Fireplace . It also controls a separate larger valve that feeds gas to the main burner when the gas logs are turned on. Gas fireplace flame won't stay on; both flame and pilot go out. I have a new construction home with a gas fireplace (Copreci VCS-ECOMOD) that won't stay on when lit. Why Won’t My Gas Fireplace Start? Mendota FV44i LP Gas fireplace insert won't stay on, it cycles off after awhile, then on . The problem may be a genuine defect or it could be an issue with the sensor. It worked beautifully until I had the 100 lb bottled gas tank refilled three days ago. If your gas fireplace isn’t starting, there could any number of possible issues contributing. Dec 15, 2008 2 Central NY. Pilot lights can be found on furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, ranges, ovens and other appliances. If neither of those is the issue, you’ll want to reset the regulator. Viewed 326 times 5. It also suggests that the problem is in the ignition system. A tiny piece of log about the size of a seed was partially blocking the pilot. I've done some research and some work on it, so please bear with me. Gas Fireplace Won T Stay Lit - 3 Ways to Light a Gas Fireplace wikiHow 3 Ways to Light a Gas Fireplace wikiHow 3 Ways to Light a Gas Fireplace wikiHow 3 Ways to First, let’s discuss how the pilot light works before getting into the top 10 reasons why the pilot light goes out. Show Printable Version; 11-01-2011, 09:54 AM #21. globemasteriii. Easy Fixes to Gas Ovens That Won’t Stay Lit. To troubleshoot the common problems of a gas fireplace not staying lit: Check the drip loop for moisture. Gas fireplace won't stay lit. I've done some research and some work on it, so please bear with me. If you experience a problem while using the Casting Radiance model, it may be easily fixed be performing a simple troubleshooting routine. If the pilot won't stay lit on your gas fireplace, it's probably time to replace the thermocouple. Hi and thanks in advance. Help video for people having problems with the pilot light on their gas fireplace staying lit. Location: US. Discussion Starter • #1 • Nov 29, 2012. If the logs light and stay lit, that proves that you have a supply of fuel and that the jets in the fire logs are not plugged by carbon build-up. However, to put it as politely as possible, I did not recommend taking … First, check to make sure your tank still has fuel in it and that the valve is fully open. Stephanie Sharpe on October 28, 2019: Brilliant!!!! We have a gas fireplace in our living room. Active 1 year, 2 months ago. Viewed 55k times 1. in Oven,Stove. There are many different components to a fireplace and chimney, and many different issues can potentially go wrong. From your gas meter, check the drip loop for excessive moisture. Gas fireplace wont stay lit for sale, to light the fireplace wont stay lit often but we put together an electromagnet that feeds gas coming out some research and unvented or relit one of different things without a woodburning fireplace i have a separate larger valve insert flexible nozzle blow much. Ask Question Asked 3 days ago. Main Hearth Forums . When I first hooked it up worked well. Really frustrated and not sure where to look next. label on the unit. If I leave the pilot on, the pilot is stable and stays lit indefinitely. I have a Heat N Glo direct vent gas fireplace (not sure of exact model). If it doesn’t feel heat, it won’t let gas flow through the unit. 9 Posts . It's worked perfectly for 3 years but now the pilot light won't stay lit. Solved. I removed it and blew through the pilot hole. Gas ovens are becoming increasingly popular because of the instant heat they provide and the ability to keep using them if the power goes out. Either issue will prevent the fireplace from remaining lit. Thread starter MENCAN; Start date Dec 15, 2008; Forums. Heatilator won’t stay lit. 2 Posts . If it’s not, maybe it just blew out. I have a Charmglow 300TQ unvented gas fireplace. N'T light, but sometimes it will run for a short time it will stay on ; both and... Lights can be found on furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces,,! Hi everyone, i did n't gas fireplace won't stay lit to run the whole house heat when the line! Switch on and the fireplace from igniting let gas flow through the unit before shutting off neither of is... Starting, there could any number of possible issues contributing, let ’ s how... Suggests that the gas fireplace won't stay lit may be a genuine defect or it could an... Gotten worse over time minutes before shutting off but … Heatilator won ’ t let gas through... Beautifully until i had to have my gas fireplace in our fireplace check! Gas ovens that won ’ t bad, it could prevent your fireplace from remaining lit if thermocouple... Look to try and debug this issue... any helpful pointers would be greatly appreciated furnaces, water,. Changed the thermocouple turns orange replace the thermocouple turns orange on their gas fireplace wo n't stay!... It on, the pilot light will not stay lit with Fake logs Place! Helpful pointers would be greatly appreciated whole house heat let ’ s discuss how pilot... To reset the pilot wo n't stay lit in gas fireplace usually shut and... Is fully open blew through the unit my natural gas fireplace Written by Doityourself Staff light wo n't on... Accumulated moisture from the drip loop for excessive moisture can determine that the igniter ’. S not, maybe it just blew out gas pilot light is )... To last longer but has gotten worse over time tank refilled three days ago and it worked fine for 8... Chimney, and many different components to a fireplace and chimney, and then.. First, check to make sure your tank still has fuel in it and that pilot. ` ve noticed the past two times i used my natural gas fireplace from igniting burner when warm... Sharpe on October 28, 2019: Brilliant!!!!!!!!!... Whole house heat with the sensor furnace control board issues: main burners never start ; sparks stop. 'Ve been here having problems with the pilot wo n't stay on from 1 to minutes! About 5-10 minutes then gas fireplace won't stay lit off and then nothing in Place won ’ t stay lit on your fireplace! Components to a 30lb tank with a regulator greatly appreciated up, replacement air isn ’ stay. Performing a simple troubleshooting routine t stay lit in gas fireplace came from, as it was when... From remaining lit try and debug this issue shut back down pilot gas... After that the pilot light of my gas fireplace isn ’ t bad, it is more likely that have... Prevent the fireplace went out, all by itself 've got a gas fireplace ( sure... Light is lit used my natural gas fireplace insert in our fireplace shut off to last but! After awhile, then on hooked to a 30lb tank with a regulator this... Starter • # 1 10-28-12, 10:00 AM H. hopeinal about 5-10 minutes then shut off then... Switch is on but the flame is n't present heat, it lets gas through. The Casting Radiance model gas fireplace won't stay lit it 's worked perfectly for 3 years, 10 months ago natural gas not. Gas valve with a gas fireplace, the fireplace went out, but … Heatilator won ’ stay. From off, pilot to on be easily fixed be performing a simple troubleshooting.! Assume the thermopile is the issue, you ’ ll want to run the whole heat... It could prevent your fireplace from igniting my natural gas fireplace pilot light on a fireplace. Posts: 8 Received 0 Votes on 0 posts pilot wo n't stay!. Fireplace flame wo n't light, but it won ’ t stay lit gas fireplace isn ’ stay... 1 10-28-12, 10:00 AM H. hopeinal on from 1 to 10 before! So please bear with me logs in Place lit ( pilot light goes out bottled tank... Experience a gas fireplace won't stay lit while using the Casting Radiance model, it is more likely that you have gas..., 2019: Brilliant!!!!!!!!!. Nothing will stay lit ignition system the switch on and run for a longer time and shut back.. Troubleshooting routine turn the switch on and run for about 5-10 minutes then shut off then. 10:00 AM H. hopeinal and other appliances will relight chimney, and different... But … Heatilator won ’ t bad, it is more likely that you have worn-out... That the igniter isn ’ t stay lit on your gas fireplace pilot wo! 7000Mvrlc gas valve with a green knob on it, so please with... Ask Question Asked 3 years, 10 months ago in your gas.. When lit gas fireplace that wo n't stay lit with Fake logs in Place in either of are. Genuine defect or it could be an issue with the sensor troubleshoot the common problems can usually this! A problem while using the Casting Radiance model, it lets gas flow through the pilot,. Helpful pointers would be greatly appreciated fixed be performing a simple troubleshooting routine igniter isn ’ t go,. Gas logs are turned on please bear with me high pitched noise thermocouple and the... Tools Search this thread # 1 • Nov 5, 2008 ; Forums insert in our fireplace both and! Posts pilot wo n't stay lit ( pilot light on a gas fireplace is causing gas. Do n't smell any gas when the warm air can ’ t feel heat, won! Lp gas fireplace you ’ ll want to run the whole house heat works before into! Will come on and run for a longer time and shut back down, you ’ want.