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Old 01-24-2015, 08:10 AM   #1
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Extremely Close Call

The other night our neighbor and wife were watching TV with the electric fireplace on. All of a sudden flames shot out from behind the TV ( fireplace is below the TV). He ripped the TV off the wall and grabbed the fire extinguisher. It didn't work. He was able to put it out with water before it spread. While checking out the damage he found that it was the remote control unit for the fireplace that had caught on fire.
After telling our group of the problem at morning coffee one guy went back to check his remote control . He found that where the fireplace plugged into the remote control had melted the wires and fused the plug right to the box. He cut the plug off, replaced it and is still using the fireplace minus the remote.
If any of you folks have a remote control for your fireplace please check it.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #2
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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Posting provides 2 warnings for ALL:
1. Check your electric fireplace for same conditions.
2. Check your extinguishers on a regular basis. Pressure is important, but if the powder has had a chance to compact it will not help you when you need it. Need to keep it Loose and powdery like your flour.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the notice! I'll be checking that remote as soon as I can get to the fireplace
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Great post thanks for sharing !
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:50 AM   #6
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I have heard of this happening on Dimplex FP w/ remote.

Mine does not have a remote feature thankfully. I can't find all the ones I already have.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:55 AM   #7
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Wow, sounds to me as if a safety recall is in order....
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:10 AM   #8
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Here is some info on a voluntary recall:

http://www.dimplex.com/page.php?id=16&n=7
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Extremely Close Call

Link is not working for me , Could you check it out ? Thanks. ( found it thanks )
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:56 PM   #10
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Using IE 11, the link worked for me.
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