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Lighting Gas Fireplaces
There are 2 kinds of fireplaces, instructions for lighting both types are below.

Style 1: Control panel has big knob with Off, Pilot, and 1-5 settings



The gas fireplace's control panel has a red igniter button and a control knob. Here is how to light this style of gas fireplace:

  1. Turn the control knob to the “Pilot” position.
  2. Push in the control knob and push the igniter button once every 1-2 seconds until it lights. Depending on how long it’s been since the gas fireplace was last used, ignition may take multiple attempts.
  3. After the pilot lights, keep the control knob held down about 15 to 30 seconds to warm up the thermocouple and ensure that the flame stays lit.
  4. Release the control knob. If the flame stays lit, rotate the knob to the 1-5 marks to turn the fireplace on. Usually a setting of around 1.5 is a good starting point for comfortable room temperature.
  5. When you are done, if you switch the knob to Pilot instead of Off the pilot will stay lit so you don't have to re-ignite it from scratch.

Style 2: Has small knob with Off, Pilot, and On or Remote settings and either an external thermostat nearby on the wall or a remote control.



The gas fireplace's control panel has a igniter button (the ignitor can also be on the left of the log set) and a control knob. Here is how to light this style of gas fireplace:

  1. Turn the control knob to the “Pilot” position.
  2. Push in the control knob and push the igniter button once every 1-2 seconds until it lights. Depending on how long it’s been since the gas fireplace was last used, ignition may take multiple attempts.
  3. After the pilot lights, keep the control knob held down about 15 to 30 seconds to warm up the thermocouple and ensure that the flame stays lit.
  4. Release the control knob. If the flame stays lit, rotate the knob to the On or Remote setting.
  5. You should now be able to control the fireplace with the thermostat on the wall or remote control. Note the thermostat also has an Off or On/Heat setting too that needs to be turned on to work.

Tip: If it won't light a previous guest may have turned the gas off. When on the knob of the gas valve should be in line with or parallel to the gas line.