Gas Logs

Old 11-18-00, 05:42 AM
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We've used our Gas fireplace logs for the last three years. This year when we turned them on they run fine for about 3 minutes and then shut off. Right before they shut off I hear a small click. What could be causing this?
Old 11-18-00, 06:00 AM
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Sounds like there might be a limit switch, like an over limit , maybe the chimneyn is plugged with a birds nest?

Mr Foster
Old 11-18-00, 09:05 AM
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Mr. Foster is very correct regarding that safety switch.

If the fireplace unit is a self contained, out of the box fully manufactured type with glass doors, then it most likely has a safety switch element at the top of the vent.

Should to much heat be in the vent area, the safety switch will shut down the appliance. It may be the vent or roof cap that is restricted or plugged.

Other possiblities could be a weak pilot generator, poor connection in the wiring or on/off switch, gas valve, solenoid in the gas valve or simply a pilot that isn't hot enough do to lint or dust in it.

You may try contacting your local gas company and inquire about home applaince service. Some utilities offer this service.

Good Luck,
Natural Gas Energy Technician and Consultant.


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