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My "haunted" Heat-N-Glo

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Paul Binko, Nov 26, 2005.

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  1. Paul Binko

    Paul Binko New Member

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    Can anyone help me? I have a Heat-n-Glo fireplace that is 2 years old and I love it! Problem is: In the ON position, it will turn itself OFF automatically at anytime (usually about after 5-10 minutes of operation) and then turn itself back ON as if someone is operating the switch. Is my gas fireplace possessed?

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Guesses I can provide from afar....

    1. I seem to remeber these having a "cutoff" overheat sensor. If this is defective or actually overheating, then it might shot off.

    2. The pipe system - have you checked for a nest or ice - this will cause #1 or other problems....

    3. The pilot and thermocouple/thermopile

    The same sensor that allow the unit to turn on (the copper thingy that the pilot hits) also shuts down the unit in the case of overheat at THAT location - different than #1. There are various setups, but on many units the bottom of the same thermocouple serves as the overheat portion.

    Sounds like time for a pro with a millivolt meter and a manual....
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