How can I re-ignite my pilot light?

First of all, ensure your gas supply is turned on. When you’re sure that it is, look for your control panel which is behind a door or behind fireplace grates. Locate igniter and on/off knobs which are beside each other. The first one is usually red or black. Then turn the on/off knob to the “pilot” setting and push it to allow a little gas to flow. While doing this, you’ll need to push the igniter button at the same time. You need to press it every thirty seconds, three times, to ignite the pilot light. Hold the button for another ten to fifteen seconds. It should then stay lit and you can turn the knob to the “on” position.

If you’re experiencing a power cut, follow the same steps.

Below is a list of We Love Fire's Experts that service Virginia (VA)

Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24017


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2 Responses

  1. We just bought a home with gas fireplace. Our question is concerning turning on and off the pilot. Inside the fireplace there are two knobs. Do these pertain to the pilot light? If so, how do we turn the pilot light on and off.
    • Dominique Page
      Good morning! Thanks for reaching out. We hope you will enjoy your new home! We like this video from Napoleon. It explains the procedure on how to light a pilot light on pretty good: <a href="https://youtu.be/NEG-GrMqvG4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow ugc">How to light a Pilot</a> As per turning it it off, is it worth doing? Please have a read on an article we have. There pros and cons on turning it off, even in the summer. <a href="https://welovefire.com/fireplaces/does-the-pilot-light-need-to-be-turned-off-in-summer/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Article about pilot light</a> All the best, stay warm and stay safe!

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