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I am having the same problem, possible one of two answers. It's either the switch or the valve. If you follow the cord from the switch it will have a black and a white wire attached to the gas valve under the fireplace. To rule out the switch as the problem take a ordinary paper clip and touch it to the two screws that the wires are attached to, thus completing the circuit and causing your fireplace to light. The other option is that it is the gas valve itself. when the valve is set to the on position and you flick the switch there are tiny little flappers inside the valve that open allowing the gas to flow though, sometimes they can be stuck shut if the fireplace has been sitting awhile. The best answer I got was to tap the sides and top of the valve with a screwdriver or wrench to jar them open.

Other more unlikely options are that the gas valve is not set to "on", there is a on/off switch somewhere on the valve, or that your over all gas pressure in your house has been split to many ways and you don't have enough gas flow to actually run your fireplace.

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Q: My gas fireplace pilot light works perfectly. However when I flip the switch for the rest of the fireplace to turn on nothing happens.?
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