What are tips for troubleshooting an electric fireplace in need of repair?


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To troubleshoot an electric fireplace, the first thing to do is check the power, as there may be an issue with the power supply. To do this, use a voltage tester or test the fireplace in a plug that works with other electronics.

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Another troubleshooting tip for an electric fireplace is to verify that the breaker to the power outlet is not flipped. This may occur since many electric fireplaces use more power than the standard household appliance.

Checking the fuses is the next step if the power seems to be working. These fireplaces have fuses that must be in working order for the fireplace to properly heat. Since the fuses are easy to replace and inexpensive, it is recommended to change them before pricier parts.

If the electric fireplace is not producing light, the light bulb may need replaced. A new bulb may also be needed if one side of the fireplace is brighter than the other, as some of these fireplaces require more than one bulb.

If the fireplace isn't heating as well as it once did, the fan may need to be cleaned. The fan should be inspected and cleaned regularly in order to ensure it functions as it should be. If the fan is dirty, it may run slowly and not push enough air through the fireplace.

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