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Dimplex electric fireplace,shuts off after running for a few min and will not start again unless you let it cooll off. had this problem from day 1

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This is a constant problem for ALL electric fireplaces with heaters. Either the Owners Manual fails to the manufacturer not telling you that the heating elements need routine cleaning, because they are sucking in household air to heat it and send it back out, So whatever is float in your household air (dust, lint & pet hair) near the floor goes into it, clogs it up and causes the heating element to overheat and fail. Or customers who have purchased these units don't read the Owners Manual.

These units, no matter who the manufacturer is were not designed to heat for long periods of time. In fact the heater element doesn't produce much more heat that a blow drier on high heat.

The heater and the blower and are in the lower compartment of the firebox. If you can access it, you can clean it with a shop vac and a brush attachment on the end of the hose. Be sure to unplug the fireplace from the wall outlet before attempting this. If cleaning it doesn't help, the blower motor will have to be replaced. You can order one from Dimplex USA.

Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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Posted on Oct 31, 2011

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Hello, chris

I am trying to help you out here. Maybe this will help some? I am know on Fixya as the cleanup expert pro. Which means I spend my own personal time to seek out customers that maybe have not had there problem yet solved by the other fantastic great experts. I do this on my own for free. Think of me as a Specialized Trouble Shooter.

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http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/fireplace.htm






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