Help with gas wood stove
Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:31 AM
I have a quadra fire freestanding gas stove. Its having an issue where it wont fully relight after its been running. The burner half relights or sometimes doesnt relight at all. Ive removed all the decorative rocks and items to see if any holes were plugged, but all seems well. There arent that many parts on these things - is my best bet to replace the gas valve? Is there a solenoid that can be serviced or is it a one piece deal?
Thanks for the help. This thing heats a room we added on to the house and with a -15 morning today, I now have proper motivation to fix it.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:13 PM
First off, I'm unfamiliar with this product. With that in mind, I see appliances every now and then that I'm also not as familiar with too.... So bear with me.
Does this unit have a standing pilot light? Is it thermostatically controlled? Is this being ran on propane or natural gas?
Do you have some sort of model number? Pictures speak a thousand words!
Edited by micabay, 07 December 2013 - 03:14 PM.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:55 PM
First,I would remove the burner and thoroughly clean it out.
If the problem persist,I would lightly tap the gas valve on a re-light attempt to see if more gas ios introduced.
If more gas is supplied,I would replace the gas valve.
Is there a drip leg on the incoming gas supply?
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:57 AM
One thing I learned is that when only 1/2 of the burner is lit, I can move the lever that adjusts how much air is allowed into the burner and it fully lights when making any adjustment. Strange.
To answer the previous questions, there is a drip leg on incoming service. Tapping on the gas valve made no difference.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:22 AM
Sounds like the gas valve is borked. The bimetal in the valve can get corroded over time from water vapor and impurities in the gas and it stops snapping fully open reliably. Also happens with gas ovens, same mechanics.
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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:53 AM
If you google flame lift off I'm sure you'll find videos depicting what I'm talking about.
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