A piezo igniter is an electronic ignition device that produces a spark when pressing the plunger switch. Because it delivers a single spark rather than a continuous flame, the piezo igniter offers a safer way to light gas appliances, such as fireplace gas logs. Many gas log fireplace inserts are equipped with an igniter for lighting the fire. The push-button operation enables you to start the logs without risking a flare-up that could occur with a lighted match or hand-held butane lighter.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Open the glass doors or screen covering the fireplace.
Push in and turn the burner control knob clockwise to the "Light" or "Ignite" position. The precise wording will vary, depending on your model.
Immediately press the red button on the piezo igniter fully until you hear a click. Closing the plunger below the button produces a spark at the burner to light the gas logs.
Press the igniter button not more than twice if the burner fails to light.
Twist the burner control knob to the locked "Off" position. Wait 10 minutes for the gas to dissipate before trying again to light the logs.
Tips and warnings
- Contact a qualified repair technician to replace the piezo igniter if it fails to light the fire after numerous attempts. The igniter can go bad and wear out over time, requiring replacement.
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