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Heater not working but flame effect does


If you have opened the glass door you will see 2 switches and a rotating dial, thermostat. ! switch is heat, the 2nd is the flame effect. it is not serviceable to a consumer unless professionally trained.

Apr 28, 2016 | Dimplex DS5603 Heater

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Fireplaces have become the heart of the home, a warm place to gather with friends and family. Fireplaces turn any blank wall into a gorgeous focal point. A fireplace fits any decor and is a stylish addition to any room. Electric fireplace logs have improved greatly over the past few years and now days can look so good that they can fool people into believing that they are looking at a real fire, something which is especially true when you have crackling effect of fireplace logs, which aim to imitate the sound of a real fire.

Even though electric fireplaces do not generate flame, most provide the effect of a fire, which ranges from an orange light shined through plastic logs to simulate the appearance of coals burning, to an elaborate flame projection on the doors of some of the free-standing models. If you need a fireplace to heat your home you may want to consider a gas fireplace for better efficiency. If you need a fireplace for more decorative purposes a cheap electric burning unit might better suit your needs. The electric fireplace has experienced a quantum leap from those electric logs with reflective tin foil drums that adorned the hearth while the lava lamps were in vogue. An electric fireplace can add a great deal to a home, in terms of both form and function, and are also very effective at heating up a room.

Electric fireplace heaters simulate the look of a fireplace, but don't actually burn gas or wood like a traditional fireplace. Electric fireplace inserts simply fit into existing fireplaces and provide an artificial fire that creates the warmth and ambiance you want with just a flip of a switch. A modern electric fireplace insert does not require any type of venting system and many units are portable.

Even though these fireplaces do not generate flame, most provide the effect of a fire, which ranges from an orange light shined through plastic logs to simulate the appearance of coals burning, to an elaborate flame projection on the doors of some of the free-standing models. They plug into the wall, and can run on a "flame only" setting, or can be used as a heater, typically with 4,500–5,000 BTU (4,700–5,300 kJ), that can heat a 400 sq ft (37 m2) room. Since there is no real flame or combustion taking place, electric fireplace heaters release no toxic fumes or dangerous gases.

Everyone knows that a fireplace is about more than heat, especially when you're looking at a real fire, when one of the most entrancing things about it is the fact that you can see real flames. Most electric logs use a standard 110 volt power source, and come with various levels of flame of brightness. By choosing a really good set of electric fireplace logs, and particularly those which have a crackling effect and real flames, you can be assured that your fireplace will not be simply a unit in the room to make the room feel warm, but will be something that you enjoy looking at as well.

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on Dec 24, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Dimplex dakota heater is working but flame effect is not its led I think not bulbs.


Says you can turn it on and off? Did you knock the switch?


Can I operate the flame effect on the fire without the heat?
All our Optiflame and Opti-myst fires can be operated on a flame-effect only setting, as can the flickering flame effect on our freestanding bar fires.

Is the flame effect expensive to run?
No, to run the flame effect involves powering light bulbs and a small electric motor and in most cases costs no more than a couple of pence an hour. Some of our fires have LED lamps fitted which are even more energy efficient.

Some have bulbs, some have LED.
Example calculations:
Using UK standard average price of electricity of 14p/kWh (source: Energy Saving Trust Feb 2015)
Optiflame LED flame effect only (eg Danesbury) = 0.1p every hour
Optiflame conventional bulb, effect only (eg Cheriton) = 2p every hour
Opti-myst, flame effect only (eg Oakhurst) = 3p every hour
Opti-V single screen = 0.5p every hour
2kW fan heater, on constantly (no thermostat) = 28p every hour

Optiflame lightbulbs for sale. Remove the coals and check for bulbs.
https://store.gdcgroup.co.uk/dimplex/products/index.htm?product_code=FP03022

Dec 23, 2015 | Dimplex Heating & Cooling

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Fire was working fine, then flame effect stopped. Heater still works on both settings, but no flame effect. Tried new bulbs, but still no flame effects, any ideas?


If it is not the bulbs, it is often a melted switch or circuit board.
You can obtain technical support for your stove here:

Dimplex Technical specialists:
1-888-346-7539
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Jan 05, 2013 | Dimplex Compact Electric Flame Stove...

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I have a dual zone heating system that has 2 Taco 007-F5 cartridge circulator pumps. Both thermostats are calling for heat, however the pump that feeds upstairs is running and getting hot, but the hot...


CHECK IF THE PUMP COUPLING IS THERE IF SO TRY BLEEDING THE RADIATORS UP STAIRS TO SEE IF U GET COLD OR HOT WATER N IF THE WATER IS DIRTY. THEY LINES MIGHT HAVE AIR IN THEM. IF U TRIED THESE N STILL NOT GETTING HOT U WILL NEED TO CHANGE THE MOTOR N COUPLING

Oct 13, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Oven problem, it tries to ignite, but won't


It sounds like the igniter isn't lighting the flame, or the flame isn't sensing once lit. Check the burner to see if anything has fallen onto the burner or electrodes to prevent it from working. Also check the holes on the burner to see if they are blocked. If it is all clear it may be a control box issue.

Jul 22, 2012 | Kitchen Ranges

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My heater isn't sending any heat .It seems like the fan isn't comming on


Most units heat comes on first. Does it get hot at all? may have over temp switch open and needs reset, after that check for fan operation. If fan does not come on it may lock out again. That would confirm bad blower motor.
Not sure if this unit needs this blower? Some space heaters it is an option.

Sep 07, 2011 | Dimplex Compact Electric Flame Stove...

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On my Kenmore Soft Heat Heavy duty gas dryer I am having problems with the the fire lighting and going off intermentently . The fact that it ignites and then goes out makes me think that it isn't...


Hello Jerry,

It is working like its supposed to when the flame goes off, the way all dryers work is the flame(heat element on electric heated dryers) comes on and when the drum exhaust temp reachs a maximum of 155degrees and the flame goes off, the air temp will cool off to 120degrees and the flame comes back on and cuts off once again the 155 degrees has been reached..much more that 155 degrees the clothing is very likely to combust and catch on fire.

Please reply and let me know if your having a dryability issue with your dryer or where you just concerned since the flame went off??



GENE

Sep 05, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Flame drops when blower comes on suspect bad heat exchanger


Are you saying you lose the pilot flame or the main burner flame? A cracked heat exchanger will cause a "venturi effect" when the blower cycles on. This effect will cause blower to interfere with combustion air and **** out the pilot, and cause lifting of the main burner flames (also add oxygen to the flames changing their color).

Some of your newer style furnaces will kick the hi limit when they have a crack in the exchanger dropping the flame and bringing the blower on.

If you are pretty confident of a crack I would suggest a water test.....After the furnace has cooled. determine which way will most easily access the heat exchanger through the top (under the a-coil) from the "plenium". or from below by removing the blower with it's housing.

once you have determined your approach get a bug sprayer and put water in it. With the heat exchanger cool, use the wand of the sprayer to liberally spray the top of the exchanger. If there is a crack the water will find its way into it. Take a flashlight and look into the bottom of each burner slot, if you see water, you have a crack, shut it down and replace it.

Dec 26, 2009 | Coleman Propane Forced Air Heater...

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Motor in dimplex fire/heater not turning


Hello. It could be possible that a piece or some of the foil that gives the flame effect has fallen down on the motor, that creates the heat. This could be causing the noise. I would not think this is an electrics problem.

I would ensure the electric fire is disconnected from any power supply and either open the heater myself or get a electrical specialist to have a look. Then you will see exactly what is happening. A piece of foil may be visible which is catching the motor.

If you decide to tackle the problem yourself write down how to put the heater back together as you take each part out. These parts would be covers etc. It can easily get confusing. That is important.

Feb 02, 2009 | ACE Dimplex (r) Compact Electric Fireplace...

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