Question

Heat & gas fireplace insert. Pilot light is on. Wall switch is engaged and it takes several seconds or a minute for flame to ignite. We feel this is dangerous and not normal. What are your thoughts?

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Answer

It sounds like you are getting a delayed ignition and the thermopile is dirty and needs to be cleaned or the contacts in the wall switch are starting to fail. We recommend that a gas fireplace be serviced just like a furnace every 1-2 years.

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