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sinbadp | 14:47 Fri 19th Jan 2007 | Home & Garden
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I have a gas fire in the lounge which normally ignites when you push down and twist a knob on the top. this has now stopped working, there is no click as the gas ignites. I would be grateful for any ideas on what might be wrong with it

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You may see a piece of wire that the spark jumps from to earth. There should be a gap, has this got knocked and closed up to much.? . Also try cleaning it with a bit of emery board.
Are you able to get the pilot light going with a gas lighter ?
A safety feature on some gas fires needs the pilot light to run before gas comes through at all.
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thanks sarahlouise
I stripped the covers off at the weekend and first thing i saw was a pp9 battery. changed that and all now ok
thanks for taking the time

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