The Fireplace Pilot Light Keeps Going Out… What Gives?

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The benefits of gas fireplaces are great: no need to tend to a fire or keep stock of wood. With just the flip of a switch, you and your family can relax by the fireplace.  But what happens when the switch won’t turn on your fire?  If your gas fireplace can’t keep a pilot light burning, then check for these possible causes.

Clogged gas line
One of the first things you should check for when determining the cause of a faulty pilot light is the flow of gas.  The procedure to check for a clog in the gas line can be found in your fireplace’s owner’s manual.

Faulty thermocouple
This safety feature is designed to turn off the gas when the pilot light goes out, but can wear out and need thus need replacing.

Malfunctioning gas valve
If you’ve checked the thermocouple and found it to be working, then the issue may be the gas valve itself.  If this is the case, then you should have a professional look at your fireplace to ensure proper handling.

Get in touch with Valor Radiant Gas Fireplaces today at 877.253.9485 if you want to know more about great, reliable gas fireplaces for the home.


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