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Question DetailsAsked on 8/18/2017

Gas fireplace only lets off a short blue flame. No orange flames at all. Looks like a grill flame.

There was a gas smell coming from our fireplace. A gas person came out and blocked the leak. The fireplace turned on but he left before we realized that the flame was short and only blue. As if lighting a gas grill. It doesn't even look like a fireplace. What might be wrong that we can fix on our own or who would we call if someone needs to fix it.

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Are you sure the gas is on, not just the pilot (one small blue flame coming out of the pilot assembly ? May be the gas is not flowing to the main burner, either because the control know is on PILOT rather than ON, the ON power switch is not on if you have electric control, or if themostat controlled it is down low enough that the main burner is not coming on.


Those you can check yourself. And also read the operating manual.


Other possibility is the main burner need adjustment so it puts out more gas - a pure blue flame is a sign of basically 100% combustion, so mosst energy efficient (which may be what it was set for) - a yellow flame is pretty but wasteful because it indicates incomplete combustion.


Another possibility - if you have just the burner, no ceramic logs over it, is that the gas is fully burning efficiently because there are no logs - generally they disrupt the flow and cause incomplete combustion, hence varied color flames.


Your repair vendor would be a Heating and A/C company, or a specialty gas satove/fireplace firm (which is not an Angies List category).

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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