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My 2 year extended warranty just ended 17 says ago and my electric fireplace (QCM707-32) breaks. The heater portion seems to be the defective part. The blower seems to be out. I can turn on the fireplace light just fine but when I turn on the 2 output toggles (750W & 1500W), they will initially light up w/ no heat blowing and then both turn off in a matter of seconds. I see the element turn orange quickly but then it will turn back to black a few second after. Any ideas, tips, suggestions?

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Simple I should think the thermostats have gone. These are silver round objects with one wire in and one wire out. They have a bimetallic disc inside which flips when a certain predetermined temperature is reached. Sounds like yours is flipping out fairly quickly. Can you hear the fire click just after the element starts turning orange? These thermostats are fairly universal and have a number on them which determines the value. Before investigation definitely unplug the fire as this ill definitely kill you!! You can check the thermostat by disconnecting the wires, and checking the resistance from each terminal when it is cold, it should be an open reading....a simple way to see if it is tripping out very quickly, heat it gently with a hair dryer...if it clicks really quickly......definitely the stat. Also, if there is a trip switch, this would indicate a different fault such as a faulty or burnt wire causing a short circuit. Hopefully this is not the case, especially as it seems you are not blowing a fuse or tripping your fuse box. Good luck. Stats on eBay, same as the type that are used in tumble dryers.

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