Re: Replace light bulb in a Charmglow electric fireplace
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.
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Source: The Good And Bad Of Electric Fireplaces
You are able to save money by using electric fireplaces because they are significantly cheaper and more efficient to run. As opposed to turning on the heat for the entire home, you only have to actively heat one area although this is the same case for traditional fireplaces. Still, using an electric fireplace eliminates the need for buying wood, starting and maintaining a flame, and cleaning/servicing a fireplace with a chimney. Moreover, you are able to use an electric fireplace for an extended period of time. Wood-burning stoves are limited by the supply of wood. Gas burning fireplaces don't have that restriction, but require costly installment and creation of gas-line access. A foundational benefit of electric fireplaces is not causing any harmful particle emissions, which are a major side-product of traditional fireplaces, and one of the causes of their degradation. How To Care For An Electric Fireplace
Given the clear advantages that electric fireplaces have over traditional fireplaces, even die-hard fireplace lovers can justify making the switch to electric. Still, it is important to be apprised of the precautions and maintenance requirements before committing to a purchase. The most likely "repair" will be to change out bulbs as they die, typically about every two years. Models with LED bulbs will likely never need replacement. If you have a fireplace with conventional bulbs, replacing them is simple and straightforward. It is done by unplugging the fireplace, allowing it to completely cool if it was in use, and then accessing the rear panel of the unit. The panel can be unscrewed easily with a screwdriver. With the back panel removed, you should look for the bulb housing. This may differ from model to model, so consult the user guide before continuing (making sure to note what type of bulb is required). When you have the replacement, remove the old, and replace it with the new bulb. Some fireplaces require halogen bulbs which should not be handled by hand as this could compromise the longevity and quality of the bulb, in which case you should wear gloves to handle the bulb. With the new bulb in, you can screw back the rear panela and use the fireplace normally.
Electric fireplaces contain fans that are instrumental in providing heat to the room. The fan, as well as the other components, are usually pre-lubricated. However, if the fan is halting or not moving smoothly, it may indicate that cleaning is required. As with any other maintenance, make sure the unit is turned off and unplugged. You can use your vacuum's brush and wand attachments to clean the fan. Begin by taking off the grate and lightly cleaning to remove dust and grime. When finished, you can retrace with the wand attachment to pick up any remaining dirt. Replace the grate when you're finished.
The exterior mantle requires nothing more than occasional dusting and wiping. You should avoid the use of harsh chemical sprays, and instead, opt for mild soapy water and a lint-free cloth. Cleaning the glass display and mantle will make a big difference in the appearance of the unit. Be sure to dry the unit completely to avoid streaks and water marks.
Do you need to replace the upper or lower light bulbs?
For both, first open the door of the fireplace. For the upper light, locate the upper bulb bracket (above the door). Bend the bracket down. Unscrew the old bulb and replace it with 7 W clear chandelier or candelabra bulb with an E12 base. Bend the bracket back up to its original position. Close the door, if only the upper bulb is out.
You will need a Phillips blade screwdriver to replace lower bulbs. Open the door (if it wasn't already open). Locate the screw that holds the log set in the center of the ember bed. Remove that screw and the log set. Locate the bulbs that are behind the log set and determine if one or both bulbs need to be replaced. Unscrew the bulb(s) to be replaced. Screw in the replacement 60 W clear chandelier or candelabra bulb with the E12 base. Replace the log set and press firmly against the glass. Replace the screw that holds the log set. Close the fireplace door.
The procedure to replace the bulbs is on page 4 of the service manual. It is also on pages 10-11 of the Owner's Manual. The documentation is available from Dimplex: http://www.dimplex.com/en/customer_support/technical_and_troubleshooting . The direct link to the service manual is http://www.dimplex.com/cms/publications/7400650000R04.pdf . The Owner's manual is here: http://www.dimplex.com/cms/publications/7206570100R09.pdf .
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If you are not getting any flame effects or the glowing ember bed, the bulbs (60 watt, small base chandelier) may be burner out.
To replace them, remove the plexiglass front and then the logs. The plastic glowing ember bed just lifts out, exposing the bulbs. Before replacing them, check to make sure they are not just loose in the holders.
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You will have to connect a 12v dc power supply to the flame motor. The controller on the board has fried. I built a regulated 12 v dc power supply and tapped it into the bulb circuit so it will power the motor when the bulbs come on. You may have to find an electrician or techie to rig this up safely.Good luck!
the fan is working. I do not have the flame effect fixed. I find this web site difficult to get any help from.... seems to go around in a circle. Just tell me if it can be fixed.. I want to know about the bulb (?) or whatever makes the flame effect. Nothing seems to be able to take apart , if not do you have a website I can get to for a new one.....thanks....