How to Light a Propane Fireplace?
If you are having trouble lighting a propane fireplace, it is important first to shut off the gas feed and purge the pilot tubing. You should then relight the pilot light manually by depressing the pilot valve. This will prevent excess gas from building up in the pilot chamber. You should also open the windows to increase ventilation. If this doesn’t fix the problem, call a professional.
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You must follow the directions for lighting the gas fireplace. First, turn the gas valve on and turn the ignition knob to the “on” position. Once the pilot light ignites, push the gas valve key to the left or right to increase or decrease the flame. Some gas fireplaces have electronic ignition wall switches that require only a push of the on button.
Electronic ignition switch
The electronic ignition switch for a propane fireplace operates by controlling gas flow. When the switch is turned on, a pilot flame starts sparking, allowing gas to flow to the main burner. The pilot flame needs to be justified by a certain amount of heat, so it may burn several times before it ignites. This is normal. If the pilot flame fails to burn after a number of attempts, the control module shuts off the gas flow and stops the pilot flame.
Cleaning the thermocouple
If you’ve ever used a gas fireplace and the pilot light went out, the problem most likely lays with the thermocouple. The thermocouple is a small metal rod or sensor that is located directly in front of the pilot light. It determines whether the pilot light should be lit or not. When the thermocouple is dirty, it can cause the flame to be uneven or fail to ignite. Fortunately, the simple fix for this problem is to clean it out.