Q&A orange ember type glow in the middle of our pilot light

QandA Posted By QandA, May 23, 2002 at 2:20 PM

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    Question:

    I have noticed an orange ember type glow in the middle of our pilot light of our gas fireplace. I can't say that I have noticed it there before, and I am concerned that it is a problem.



    Answer:

    It is probably nothing. My guess is that it is: 1. A little rust or corrosion on the thermocouple which the flame hits. 2. A small piece of the glowing embers on same.

    If everything is working as before, I doubt there is a problem.

    See http://www.hearth.com/what/gas/howgasworks.html for a drawing of how this pilot works.


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