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Replace light bulb in a Charmglow electric fireplace

  1. I have a Charmglow electric fireplace with candleabra (?) light bulbs.
  2. How do I replace the light bulbs? I have tried taking the back off, and the front glass section, but still cannot reach the bulbs.

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  • rlemay Nov 10, 2008

    Thank you for your response...I think that we have the same problem, I just thought that it was the light bulbs. I would appreciate it if you would let me know what do to about the flames not working.

  • thomson19507 Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with the flames not moving, the last time this happened I was able to push the foil flames by hand and it took off. Now I can't seem to get them to move, any suggestions?

  • msm5734 Nov 29, 2008

    The flames in my electric fireplace will not operate. At times the flames will begin to move but will then cease. Will replacing the light bulbs correct this problem?



    msm5734@aol.com



    Thanks for your help.

    Mike

  • Jetfan57 Dec 07, 2008

    The lights in my Charmglow Electric Firepace still light but wont move like real falme. Help!!!

  • jmkundrat Dec 08, 2008

    logs not lit

  • jeanineL Dec 09, 2008

    I have a Charmglow electric fireplace without a product information book. It is heating but there is no flame so I suspect it is a lightbulb problem. How do I get into where the bulb is?



    lewisjeanine@att.net

  • camere Dec 25, 2008

    charmglow flames will not work how do it fix it

  • rucker102 Jan 12, 2009

    flame frozen still on charmglow electric fireplace HELP

  • rlemay Jan 14, 2009

    I have tried for a couple of hours to locate a manual, but to no avail. Any other advice anyone?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    where is the part that shows flames moving

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You have to remove the doors and then the lower ember cover, he lighs are underneath.... i am looking on how o make he flame move, it froze and won look like real fire anymore

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There is a small electric motor that turns the flame generator. It works essentially like the spit on a rotisserie. You will need the part number to track it down, you might try looking for your Charmglow manual on line.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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