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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.

Jay we have the same problem with a vermont castings electric fireplace. it gives off heat, and lights up, but the flame doesn't flicker. The corporation that runs vermont castings must have gone out of business and they have no customer support. the user manual is useles. does anyone know what to replace or who can service.

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The "flicker" function in my unit operates with a system of rotating, reflective fins. The tiny, AC synchronous motor driving the fins failed and I got one one-line for cheap. A fairly simple R&R.

Only downside is the motor does not always start in the proper direction, but a start/stop or two resolves the issue.

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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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its already adjusted. I suggest you don't play with gas. If your having a problem call the gas company.

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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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Here is the home site for Charmglow - you could try to call them and see what they say. I would hope they want to keep their customers:

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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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