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DF3015 electric fireplace insert- unit is plugged into power outlet but does not turn on.

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The blower is controlled by a thermostat and will only come on when it's hot. If still does not come on check thermostat.

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You could take a table lamp or a drop light a electric drill or anything similar,and see if you can unplug the insert and plug one of these items in and see if the plug works
I am taking for granted that you can get to the plug without having to pull the insert out or at least not all the way out
If you can't do that
Turn the breaker off to that circuit pull the switch out and make sure nothing is touching
Hook a tester to the wires and then turn the breaker on and see
If you have power to that switch turn the switch off and on watch the meter and see if it does turn on and off
If you have power coming out of the switch.
and you can't reach the plug then you only option would be to pull the insert
As for a fuse there may be one but not look like what you are thinking a fuse will look like it is usually a temperature fuse that is shaped similar to a diode the symbol for it can be two ways
it could have what looks like a c laying on its side upright and also another c beside it on its side aiming down like a snake crawling. The other symbol looks like a rocket with no fins on its side with a with a what looks like a T laid sideways coming off one end

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Check your local building codes for restrictions. You MUST have the proper exhaust for a gas unit. There may also be flooring and wall requirements that need to be changed.

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Not sure if you have an electric fireplace or a gas fireplace. But, from the way you worded the description of your problem, I'm going to assume that it's electric. I'm also assuming that all the other features of the fireplace work, but the heater doesn' t. If that is the case, below is what the Owners Manual recommends doing.

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The heater will NOT activate if the room temperature is above the thermostat setting. If the ambient room temperature is 78° F the user will need to select Setting 3 in order for the heater to be activated. It is normal in warmer climates and in rooms with higher ambient temperatures for the heater to not activate on the lower settings due to the thermostat control. 5a. Try increasing the temperature setting. See drawing:

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Lisa, apparently there was an electrical overload in the receiver box. I assume this electric stove is new and still under warranty. In which case, armed with your Proof of Purchase, you need to contact Dimplex USA or the retailer you purchased it from.

Below is a link to Dimplex USA Customer Support.

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