Discuss

Gas log fireplace problem

 in

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

. "

I have a gas log fireplace with a switch on the wall that ignites the fire from a pilot light.

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) » Gas log fireplace problem

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2014, 03:45 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
bbones77 is on a distinguished road
Default Gas log fireplace problem
Brand: -brand-   Age: More than 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


I have a gas log fireplace with a switch on the wall that ignites the fire from a pilot light. The problem is, if I want to use my blower, I have to plug the blower into a metal box receptacle located in the service area under the fireplace, and then unplug it to shut in off. Since this wasn't very handy, I ran a 14-2 romex wire from the receptacle box to the flame switch box and wired it as an extension of the black wire to switch the blower on and off. I used a duplex switch so that I didn't have to change out the wall box to accommodate 2 separate switches. I think this is where I screwed up. I first tried the top switch for the flame. It started up and went out as it should. I turned on the bottom switch for the blower and it also started up and shut down as it should. But when I turned them on together, there was a small flash of fire and then nothing. The blower continued to run but the fire would not start.

Since the duplex shares a ground with both switches, could this have caused the problem? Also, I'm not sure what I now need to replace.

Thanks for your help!
bbones77

Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas Log Fireplace Burner sdunlap20690 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 0 02-15-2013 12:55 PM
Majestic gas fireplace - Thermocouple problem? chaskew1@gmail.com Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 0 01-02-2012 08:12 PM
Gas Log Fireplace arolds12 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 9 04-25-2011 09:11 AM
Gas Fireplace hedgieaust20 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 0 11-29-2009 01:13 PM
Low flame on gas fireplace LarryCz Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 0 12-17-2008 09:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:16 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17