Why Your Gas Fireplace Sounds Like Wind (How To Fix)

The wind-like sound coming from a gas fireplace is concerning and annoying.

You will want to find out how to get rid of the wind noise coming from a gas fireplace. This requires a bit of work and willingness to open up the fireplace.

If a gas fireplace sounds like wind, the root cause is likely the fuel line tubing. If it’s loose, the movement creates a wind-like sound. To fix the problem, turn off the gas supply first. Now, access the fuel line tubing near the pilot light. Unscrew the tubing, replace it with an equivalent tube, and secure it properly.

This should take a few minutes to do once you have access to the fuel line tubing.

Please note, in some cases, you will not have to replace the fuel line tubing in the gas fireplace. Instead, you can get away with nothing more than tightening the loose tubing to get it to work again.

This article will explain what to do if your gas fireplace sounds like wind.

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How To Fix A Gas Fireplace That Sounds Like Wind

1. Turn Off The Gas Supply

Before getting started, you will want to ensure the gas supply is off to the fireplace.

If it is not off, you could end up getting injured and/or ruining the components inside the fireplace. There is a valve that will be running under the fireplace and you can use this to turn off the gas supply to the fixture.

Do NOT rush this step.

You will want to make sure it’s fully off before touching any of the underlying components including the fuel line tubing. This is important.

For more on what to do, please feel free to watch the video below.

2. Access Fuel Line Tubing Near Pilot Light

Now that the gas fireplace is off, you can focus on fixing the wind noise.

To do this, you are going to have to access the fuel line tubing. In most gas fireplaces, this is going to be running along the bottom of the unit and is going to be near the pilot light.

Remove the front grill to access it.

You will want to look around and ensure you are not touching any of the other components in the gas fireplace while doing this.

Check to see whether or not this tube is loose. If it is, the wind noise is coming from this part of the gas fireplace.

3. Unscrew The Tubing

You are now going to unscrew the tubing.

Each setup is different but most are going to have a screw or bolt that is running along the side. You will want to twist the tubing off by taking it apart.

This is not supposed to take long but you will want to do it carefully. When removing the tube, do not touch any of the other components in the fireplace.

If the tubing is already loose, it will come off easily.

4. Inspect and Replace Tubing

Now you are going to have to inspect the tube.

Is there a part of the fuel line tubing that has broken apart or lost its shape? Perhaps the end of the tubing has been stripped and is not working the way it is supposed to.

You can even run a test by moving the tubing around. You will notice it is going to make that wind-like noise when you move it.

This happens due to the shape of the tube.

The best solution to fix this problem for good is to replace the tubing with an exact match. The right tube will be a seamless fit and is going to do the same job better.

5. Secure Tubing & Test Fireplace

The last step is to secure the tubing and make sure it is not moving.

You can test this by placing your hand on the fuel line and trying to move it around. It is not going to budge and that is a sign you have done a good job with the replacement.

If it does move, continue to tighten it.

Let’s assume you have inspected the older fuel line tubing in the gas fireplace and it’s structurally intact. Is it okay to go ahead and tighten the same tubing rather than replace it?

Yes, you can do that.

You can first attempt to tighten the fuel line tubing to see if that helps. This will save you a bit of money too.

Final Thoughts

These are the reasons your gas fireplace sounds like wind.

If a gas fireplace sounds like wood, the reason often has to do with a loose or damaged fuel line tube near the pilot light. To fix this problem, remove the front grille and turn off the gas supply. Now find the fuel line tube near the pilot light and unscrew it. Inspect the tubing to see if it’s structurally broken. If it is, replace the tubing and secure the new one tightly. If not, you can tighten the old one and it will be good to go.

Each situation is different and it’s important to look at all options in a situation such as this.

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