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ELECTRIC FIREPLACE ONLY 1+ YEARS OLD HEAT STOPPED WORKING ONLY?

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  • nikkole2oo4 Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem is there a solution???



  • richdaley Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem but mine works some of the time and then shuts off.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Me too.  Mine was cutting out some times and other times it worked.  Now it does not work at all.  No flame light, heat or fan.  The remote makes a click but when I switch the fireplace on, nothing.

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The heater will not work if either the thermostat or blower are not working. (or the heater element is bad). Most of the time with these electric heaters, it's the thermostat.
http://extranet.dimplex.com/files/domain4103//DS5598%20DS5603%20DS5804%20PARTS%20&%20SERVICE%20MANUAL%20REV00.pdf
page 6 has a list of the parts

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I have a cheap electric fireplace bought in SuperCentre store-heater no longer works. It says its a one piece system. Can these heaters be replaced or repaired(probably made in China) or am i better off scrapping it and buying a new one?

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We have had this same problem with our heater. But I went online to find out where I could purchase replacement parts. The company that sold the fireplace went out of business. I also went on-line to try and fine a universal replacement part. So far no help to be found.

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