Gas fireplace ignition problem


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Old 02-21-17, 08:55 AM
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Gas fireplace ignition problem

I have a Hearthstone (Tucson) gas stove that has a intermittent firing ignition issue.

The stove is a natural gas unit that is controlled by handheld battery remote control that controls the signal from transmitter to the receiver.

I can set the temp. to cycle on/off thru the hand held transmitter....
The transmitter and receiver are battery powered.

The issue is sometimes the stove will not FIRE up so its cold in the morning.
the system has been flawless up to this point.

I have checked the programing and replaced the batteries in the transmitter, and receiver, but
this has been happening last 3 times.

I did the recommended cleaning and dusting, but to no avail

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-21-17, 09:57 AM
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With many of those unit there is a manual switch right on the unit.
If you have one.... see if it works.

I'm seeing several models under that name. See if you can locate a model number.
 
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Old 02-21-17, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for your reply,

Model #8701,Tucson 1 direct vent
 
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Old 02-21-17, 11:34 AM
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I read your first post three times. I thought you meant it had an electronic ignition.
It doesn't.... it has a standing pilot light.

The typical problem is that the pilot orifice gets partially clogged and the pilot flame is not large enough for the pilot generator to make enough voltage to open the main gas valve.

Can you see the pilot flame ?
There is a picture in the manual I left a link for.

Do you have a meter (VOM) if needed ?

hearthstonetech/download/TucsonI/manual.pdf
 
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Old 02-21-17, 12:38 PM
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Thanks Pjmax

I read the directions/operating manual you sent.

Everything looks as the diagram showed. I will check the flame position,size,and, if it is cleaned .

Will post back later.
 
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Old 02-21-17, 12:59 PM
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Smile

I checked the items you suggested. I think I need to clean around the pilot when it
gets warmer here.
 
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Old 02-22-17, 07:52 AM
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Update

It appeared the area around around the thermocouple and thermopile was dirty, and restricting the proper flame around the thermopile and thermometer.

I vacuumed around the above items noticing the pilot flame was now as it was shown in the manual engulfing the above items.

Everything seemed fine this morning.

Special thanks to Pjmax
 
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Awesome job. Thanks for letting me know how you made out.
 
 

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