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gas FP not lighting. has elec ignition. investigation found insulation burned off right below ceramic ignitor, so spark was arcing

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Old 01-19-2011, 01:29 PM
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gas FP not lighting. has elec ignition. investigation found insulation burned off right below ceramic ignitor, so spark was arcing between wire & thermocouple. i pulled ign. wire away from th-cpl. and spark is lighting pilot every time now. ? is there some type of heat resistant i
insulation i can put around wire to prevent arcing?

Have reinsulated ign. wire, now get spark every time when tested but no spark when attempting to light pilot.


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Old 01-22-2011, 09:29 AM
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Though I have not worked on gas fireplaces I did find this pdf which seems to cover your problem.

http://www.ultramodern.com/Bulletins/BUL-1000.pdf
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