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Posted: 1/4/2006 5:37:43 AM EDT
I have a problem, at least I think I do, with my gas logs. We purchased this house almost 2 years ago. Last winter we used the gas logs for the first time (my first experience with gas logs), but only used them a couple of times. Each time we used them the smell was quite strong in the house, but I chalked it up to it being a new unit, and maybe it was burning off some of the finish, etc. The few times I lit the pilot, I noticed that it was hard to light. It would not light with the ignitor, as the flow of gas was so strong it would blow out the spark. When it was lit by hand with a lighter, you would have to hold the lighter there for about 45 seconds or so for it to heat up, otherwise it would just blow right out. When the pilot is lit, it looks like the picture below, and does not seem to go down in size, although last year I remember it being smaller than this. Any idea what would cause this, and if so how do I adjust it? I have a gas control knob on the log set, but it is just for adjusting them after lighting, doesn't seem to adjust the pilot at all........
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:49:34 AM EDT
Does the ignition/pilot light operate under the same principal as a gas water heater? If so, the sensor could be going bad, I’ve replaced these a few times on my water heater when the pilot light starts going out for no reason.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:51:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 6:09:58 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Mine is similar, and it has a igniter button.


Once ignited, I have to hold the gas on (pilot mode) for a bit to heat the sensor.


My living room one is fine, but my bedroom one does have a bit of stink




Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:52:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 5:53:33 AM EDT by QUIB]
Some tips here from Google.

www.sureheat.com/troubleshooting.html
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