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I have problems with my mendota fv41 gas fireplace. Mendota

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I have problems with my mendota fv41 gas fireplace
JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?
Customer: mendota fv-41 lp gas
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: pilot light come on, but not always flames
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Gaztech replied 11 months ago.

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What is the problem?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the fireplace pilot light comes on, but flames don't always-
the circulating fan will continue operating even after flame cool down--
so; kind of intermittent control-
already replaced batteries in the remote
Expert:  Gaztech replied 11 months ago.

Most common problem with flame not always coming on is due to a weak pilot flame, it needs to be blue and long enough to heat up the thermopile next to it . thermopile is not generating enough milivolts to open gas valve for burners to ignite.

a good tune up should fix that

Expert:  Gaztech replied 11 months ago.

Hope this helps with your issue


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