Gas fire pilot light cutting out after hour or so...

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by danlat1415, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. danlat1415

    danlat1415

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    Hi guys,
    as the title says - my gas fire (only 1 year old and only used in winter) works fine for an hour or so, then the pilot light will flick off and on every so often, causing the flames in the fireplace to crackle/russle until the pilot light goes back on.

    My gas fire, is an inbuilt wall fire, with the usual fake coals etc (common UK type)

    Does anyone know what might cause this?

    I've thought of a few options, but wanted advise:

    1) pilot light not big enough or too big
    2) gas feed too weak (valve needs opening more)
    3) dirt in pilot light
    4) thermocouple overheating



    any advise would be appreciated.
    thanks
     
    danlat1415, Nov 24, 2010
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