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GTI fireplace with remote

My fireplace began burning without anyone touching the remote etc. I live alone and discovered the burning fireplace when I woke up this morning.
I tried to turn it off--first using the remote--then using the ON/OFF switch. It will not go off.

I have called a technician to fix it. However--I would like to know how this could happen. I am concerned because I am away from this house frequently and don't want a fireplace burning unless I turn it on.

The tech has never heard of this kind of problem.

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The remote controls have two batteries. The one in the receiver was dead. It, turned the fireplace on. Because the remote overrides the ON/OFF switch in the fireplace--I could not turn the unit off. I did not know this. Did not know that a dead battery could turn a fireplace on. I think this is a safety issue because I am not always at this home. The remote was made in China. Stupid design and I will have to do more to cure this problem. I may bring the situation to Consumer Safety. Fed. Gov. because I can't be the only person with the problem. No manual came with the remote. Hence no warning.


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China??? AH WE FUC AMERICAN AGAIN....HA HA HA

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    Donn Pieri Oct 24, 2013

    Our Febo Electric insert With NOT Auto Trun On Or Off! Runs & Gets room Or Hot Ot if Room Is Cold Won't turn On. New Remote & Nre Batteries & Reset The fireplace & Still Won't Work! Paid $500.00 & Afraid to use It. Company No help,Other than new remote That Hasn't Solved the problem.

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