Gas fireplace issues can be extremely frustrating, especially when you’ve been looking forward to cozy heat and ambiance during the winter season. If your gas fireplace keeps going out, you will probably want to get it fixed ASAP.
Below are some common problems that can happen with gas fireplaces and what you can do about them.
3 Things That Could Be Going Wrong With Your Gas Fireplace
There are several common reasons why your gas fireplace may be going out that are easy to check on your own before you call a professional.
If your fireplace’s thermostat isn’t working properly, it won’t be able to tell your fireplace to turn on and stay on. To check if this is the problem, try turning your thermostat to the highest setting and see if your fireplace turns on and stays on. If it does, you may just need to adjust some of your thermostat settings to ensure that it is communicating with your fireplace properly.
Another common and easy fix is simply replacing your thermostat’s batteries.
Malfunctioning Thermocouple or Thermopile
The thermocouple and thermopile are both important parts of your gas fireplace that are essential to it remaining in working order.
The thermocouple is a sensor that detects the heat and makes sure the pilot light stays on. The thermopile is essentially a larger version of a thermocouple and helps the gas to move to the main burner.
To check the thermocouple, look for the little metal probe that controls the gas valve to your fireplace. Make sure it is screwed in tightly and positioned correctly. The thermopile should run down from the pilot assembly and should be hooked up to the TP and TP/TH terminals.
If either of these components isn’t working, your gas fireplace will have a hard time staying on. We recommend fixing these issues with the help of a professional.
Your Fireplace Needs To Be Cleaned
Dirt and debris inside your gas fireplace can also be a reason why your gas fireplace isn’t staying lit. If you notice dust buildup when you are checking out your thermocouple or thermopile, use a fine-grit sandpaper or microfiber cloth to clean the parts. Vacuuming these surfaces can also help the issue.
None of That Fixed My Gas Fireplace. Now What?
If none of these common fixes helped your gas fireplace get back to regular working order, it may be time to get professionals involved.
Call a Gas Fireplace Repair Technician
If you have tried everything you can on your own, you’ll want to call a repair technician to come help solve your gas fireplace problem. At Four Day Fireplace, we have the most experienced and highly trained technicians that can find the source of any problems you are having and restore your gas fireplace to excellent condition
Our professionals will provide you with a full 27-point report on the condition of your gas fireplace, run through a safety checklist, clean your fireplace, and give you a solid quote for any needed parts or repairs.
Consider Replacing Your Fireplace
Unfortunately, sometimes gas fireplaces run their course and need to be fully replaced. If you’re looking to replace our old fireplace with a new one, Four Day Fireplace can help with that too. We are dedicated to helping you find the perfect appliance for your home.
Contact us today to look at all of our design options, learn about installation, and get a free quote.