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Heater fan on electric fireplace not working, so heat shuts off and won't come back on. The manufacturer is Southern Enterprises, Inc., model no. FA515500TX.

Not sure of the actual model name, but it's an antique white electric fireplace, purchased about a year ago. The heater has power, and I can see the filament heat up, but the fan never kicks on, and the heat shuts right down and won't go back on again for quite a while afterwards, if you attempt to restart it.

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  • John Davis Feb 02, 2014

    My fan did the same thing so I took all the screws off the back and top so I could get to the fan assembly. Then I sprayed WD40 on the fan bearing blocks on both ends and the middle. Fan starts up everytime I turn it on now. I guess the bearings get dirty with all the air pulled in to keep the heating element cool. The WD40 will clean out all the dust and dirt and privide a little lubration t keep things moving. My unit is 4 years old so I thing I will repeat this process in two to three years to keep it going.

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Was having same problem, found the fan needed a little oil on bearings. Was not spinning up to full speed so heater was cylcing on high limit

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