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Pilot valve and thermocouple issues (gas fireplace)

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Hi there,

I have a gas fireplace that won’t light. I can light the pilot but can’t turn the valve to the on position. What’s odd is that when the valve is set off, and there’s no flame, I am able to turn the valve to the on position (with no flame).

Any ideas what it could be?

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Post a pic of the valve.

On some of them you have to press them down to light the pilot and then slowly release them and find a notch which lets you go further to ON. Maybe you have to just wiggle it and find that notch.

On old stiff ones you may have to pull it up slightly to find that notch. The grease inside the valve around the valve stem/packing gets stiff and then the knob gets stiff to move.
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