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Flame doesn't flicker

I have an electric fireplace that I love. It worked perfectly for about 8 months and then the flames stopped flickering. The heater works perfectly. I changed the 2 bulbs and checked that all the wires were in tightly and still no flicker. Should I give up on it or is there an easy solution.

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Unplug the motor wire connector and jump it with a 9V. battery. If the motor spins it's good. Chances are the FLAME SPEED CONTOL (Part Number 10001589) circuit board is bad. I had to replace mine. It's at the bottom of the fireplace behind the contols panel.

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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!

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open the back of the firebox unit where the flame is. there should be a long rod with small strips of metal sticking out. looks kind of funny. turn the "fire" on then gently push on one of the metal "leaves" to rotate. It might just start rotating again. not sure why it stopped. it may have something to do with being in the cold. perhaps the grease freezes up.

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