gas log won't light

Old 02-11-11, 11:11 AM
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gas log won't light

My gas log won't light, the pilot stays lit, it gradually delayed lighting longer and longer until it just stopped. Do I need a control valve?
Old 02-11-11, 11:23 AM
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The pilot might need adjusting or the thermocouple/thermopile may need replacing. A control valve is a possibility but unlikely.
Old 02-12-11, 04:42 AM
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Another problem inherent with gas fireplaces is the accumulation of crud over the season. Dog hair, dust, etc can clog the primary lighting holes in the tubing. A light vacuuming of the tube area (don't suck up any decorative fluff) may help in securing a good ignition. Do what you can before you tackle the control valve.

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