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Gas Fireplace


DTro

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HeatnGlo 6000tr oak:

Approx 1 yr old, the last few days I noticed that while burning it would go out, (pilot stays lit) then would come back on again. I took out the glass and did a little cleaning of the surrounding area of the pilot assembly.

I have a multipurpose wall switch fan/thermo/ignite.

I currently have it set as a thermostat so it will kick on at 69 degrees. I noticed that if I bypassed that and ran it steady, it would go out and not come back on and in the thermostat mode it would go out and relight every 5-10 minutes (totally random). The fireplace worked great up until a few days ago.

When I was cleaning I noticed the embers are directly over the burner. Is this ok?

$120 service charge just to come take a look at it.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Without actually looking at it, I'd say you have a problem with the thermostat itself. If you jump it and she runs, then hook it back up and it runs at random, I'd think there's your problem.

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No, actually when I bypass the thermostat it will still go out, but it stays out. With the thermostat on it will go out and then relight and then go out....

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had the same problem with mine...would go out and come back on this went on for about a year until it finally wouldnt lite at all..on mine it was the module that everything hooked up to..inside its alittle black box on mine that all the wire hook up to..if i wouldhave known more about it and after watching the guy fix it..could have done it myself..cost me 350 to fix.. i think the module for mine was about 240 rest was labor and trip out took him 5 minutes to change it out...

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dtro - just a thought, I've got the same unit (I think - it's a thermo controled heat n glow). When we had some freezing rain and a Northern wind (directly against where mine vents) I noticed that after burning a bit, the flames would go all blue and then go out. I thought it initially was just blowing the pilot out and I relit it 4-5 times before I watched it do as I noted above. What I figured was the vent/exhaust was closing over with ice, and the big flame I had it set for was using up the O2 at a rate faster than what it could sustain. I lowered the flame and it stayed lit, then after on hour or so was able to return the flame to the previous setting and all was well (assumed the vent thawed or the wind died to a point it was venting properly).

May not be your issue, but maybe worth exploring? Oh, and my embers cover the outlets as well.

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Thanks for the replies. I have since checked the vent....looks good. I see the black box. Looks very easy to switch out. If I knew how to check these things with a voltmeter, I could probably fix it. I'd rather not just throw parts at it, however I would rather not spend $120 for 5 minutes.

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Dtro,

I had similar problems. Mine was contact from the remote box to the regulator. Once I removed the connections and cleaned them I had no issues. I found it out when the I coudn't get the remote to work, but the light was on in the black box, I was running my fingers along the lines to follow the connections when it lit after I moved one of the wires.

Hope you figure it out.

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I don't do much with gas fireplaces, but if it has a flame sensor rod right next to the pilot, that would be my guess. Happens all the time on the newer water heaters. If it doesn't sence flame, it will shut down.

If it has a flame sensor rod, clean it with steel wool.

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gofishingtom wins the prize.

Had a guy come out and look at it today. At first he thought it was an electrical connection. Tried rewiring. Still didn't work, replaced "black box" and wall switch. Worked like a charm.

Even though it was a little more than a year old, he told me he would warranty the parts AND labor. I guess it pays to go to the local guy.

Glowing Hearth and Home in Jordan. Officialy recommended grin.gif

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dtro

is this used for heat or just for a place to sit by a fire? I am thinking about getting one for my cabin to replace my woodstove. was woundering if they are good for a primary heat source for a cabin that gets used about 10 times in the winter.

anyone else that have any comments will help greatly, thanks.

I just no longer want the wood stove, since I have to build a fire and wait till there is enough coals to leave for fishing or sledding. plus its hard to insure.

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I put 24 x 28 foot addition on our house and because I didn't want extend the wood fired hot water heat to it I installed a heat and glow 6000 on a thermostat and it worked wonderfully. The operating cost was acceptable too. They are extremely reliable. I work for a big builder and we install hundreds of them every year. My cabin's on an Island so I guess i'll just keep burning wood there.

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well, let's just say this, I have a split level with approx 1300 sq ft per level. I can set the thermostat at 72-73 and it keeps the whole lower level toasty. In fact, a lot of the heat will rise and supplement the main furnace. All this without a fan kit. It was very easy to install. I could post some pics of my install/finished project. I got em somewhere here on my harddrive smirk.gif

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I've got an older model (circa 1990) Heat 'n Glow. It gets a problem of one kind or another about every 5 yrs. I pay the service fee and don't mess with it. Last week our main furnace blower motor went out (4 yrs. old and under warranty) but it took 3 days to get another installed. Just used the gas insert to keep the house heat at 66. It's a good 'ol friend.

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I've found those pics (with one finished that I took today), pay no attention to that dope with the hammer grin.gif :

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