New Gas Stove: Efficient, Mess-Free Fires Every Night

On top of offering great heat output and being known for their ease of use, gas stoves nowadays also come in a wide range of styles and sizes. The good news for Rochester homeowners (and beyond), is that finding the perfect “gas stove near me” for your needs and preferences won’t be an issue. Check out all we have to offer at Big Ash today. Questions? Call or reach out online now.

What Maintenance Is Required for Gas Stoves?

Gas stove maintenance is essential to ensure your appliance’s safety, efficiency, and longevity. Here are some of our suggestions.

  • Perform Light Cleaning: Regularly clean the glass front of the fireplace to remove soot and dirt. Use a non-abrasive cleaner recommended by the manufacturer. In addition, dust any dirt or debris from the gas logs, and ensure nothing (like a spider web) is blocking your pilot light.
  • Inspect the Ventilation: Ensure that the ventilation system, including the flue and chimney, is clear from any blockages. This is crucial for proper airflow and to prevent the buildup of harmful gases, like carbon monoxide.
  • Check for Gas Leaks: Periodically inspect for gas leaks. If you notice a persistent gas odor or suspect a leak, turn off the gas supply immediately, open windows for ventilation, and contact a professional technician. Be sure to install and update carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home.
  • Examine Burners & Ignition System: Inspect the burners for any debris or clogs that may affect the flame, and check the ignition system to ensure it sparks properly. If there are issues with the pilot light or ignition, give us a call! We can help.
  • Check Your Gas Lines: Check the gas lines for any signs of wear, damage, or corrosion. If you notice any issues, contact a qualified technician to assess and repair the gas lines.
  • Consult Manufacturer Guidelines: Follow the specific maintenance recommendations provided by the manufacturer in the user manual. This may include details on lubricating moving parts, adjusting flame settings, and other model-specific instructions.
  • Schedule Professional Inspections: Schedule an annual professional inspection with our team. We can perform a thorough examination, identify potential issues, and ensure that all components are in good (and safe) working condition.

And remember… Always turn off the gas supply and disconnect the fireplace from the power source before attempting any maintenance tasks. If you’re unsure or encounter problems, reach out to our team for assistance.

Why Is the Pilot Light on My Gas Stove Fireplace Not Staying Lit?

Well…there could be a few potential causes, but here are the most likely:

Faulty Thermocouple: The thermocouple is a safety device that senses the heat from the pilot light and signals the gas valve to stay open. If the thermocouple is faulty or not positioned correctly, it may not generate enough heat to keep the gas valve open.

Dirty or Blocked Pilot Opening: A dirty or blocked pilot opening (cobwebs are a common culprit) can disrupt the flow of gas to the pilot light, causing it to go out. Regular cleaning is essential to ensure everything stays free of debris.

Weak Pilot Flame: If the pilot flame is weak, it may not generate enough heat to keep the thermocouple activated. This could be due to a clogged pilot tube or a partially closed gas valve.

Faulty Gas Valve: A malfunctioning gas valve may not properly regulate the flow of gas to the pilot light. If the gas valve is defective, it may need to be replaced.

Issues with the Gas Supply: Problems with the gas supply, such as low gas pressure or a gas leak, can cause the pilot light to go out. Check for any issues with the gas supply line.

If you are noticing issues, we advise against taking matters into your own hands. Rather, contact a qualified company – like us – for assistance. We can perform a more detailed inspection and address any specific problems with your gas stove fireplace.

It’s Time to Reach Out

Now’s the time – reach out to our certified techs today to find the right appliance for your needs. We’ve got a range of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts to choose from, and we’d love to help you out soon.

Call 585-638-0300, reach out to us online, or visit our showroom today.

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