Fireplace won’t light even with pilot on

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Jan 14, 2024
I have a heatilator gas fireplace. For some reason for the past year or two, it only lights every once every 1 in 10 times or so. The pilot light is on and I get a spark for the igniter but it just doesn’t catch and turn on.

Oddly enough, when I take the glass screen off and manually turn it on without the remote switch it turns on more frequently but definitely not every time. Maybe it’s 1 in 5 instead.

I’ve tried to use a Brillo pad to brush the igniters but that isn’t effective. I don’t see any build up on them or anything. I’ve had the fireplace for roughly 8 years or so now.

Any ideas on what to look at?

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