Charmglow Electric Fireplace motor JL002 wont turn
Answer: It is a 12v DC motor (the same voltage as a normal car) so you can fairly easily test it once you remove it (horribly painstaking process). It should be straightforward on the test method, but basically just put the positive (red) to the positive, and negative (black) to negative. If the motor does not turn, it's bad.
I am in the midst of this right now also, I pulled my $500+ electric fireplace apart (like 50 or more screws) and found out that the motor casing had melted a little bit, causing the motor inside to seize up that usually turns the artificial flame deal. I have searched everywhere to try to find the part for under $30, but I cannot. It is a very simple part, a 12v geared motor with about 15-20rpm. This motor should be about $10, but since it's a special item, it's $30 plus shipping... it took me about 30 minutes to take my stove apart to figure out what the issue was, then I have had the issue of having no part numbers on the product I was trying to find, leading me to attempt to describe it via google. This may be a product that I will send to china to replicate and sell here for the correct price. There is no need for the $35 price tag.
on Jan 14, 2015