electronic ignition - pilot will not go out

regb Posted By regb, Dec 13, 2010 at 7:12 AM

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  1. regb

    New Member 2.

    Dec 13, 2010
    bc canada
    Hi, I have a Lennox MPLDV fireplace with electronic ignition using a wall switch. I recently had the ignition module replaced under warranty after having some problems with it not starting. The dealer came out to check it over and ensure it was working - which it did. A couple of things however - when I first turned on the gas a puff of gas was released from the burner before switching it on. The service guy checked it over and could not determine why. A few day later after running the fireplace for an hour or so and shutting down, there is now a standing pilot? Normally the gas would shut right off and when turned on again it would spark and fire up.

    Any ideas why I am getting a pilot now when it is a electronic ingition model? It seems to work fine however it should not have a pilot. Possibly be something to do with the thermocouple or thermopile? Do i need to be worried?
  2. DAKSY

    Patriot Guard Rider Moderator 2.
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    Dec 2, 2008
    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    Some electronic modules have an option which allows for a standing pilot.
    This is generally controlled by a remote, but some models have a rocker switch,
    located in the valve cavity, which will control the pilot.
    Check your owners manual to see if you have this option & how to control it.
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