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Topic Title: Electric Fire Repair.
Topic Summary: Challenging.
Created On: 26 September 2017 10:41 AM
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 Electric Fire Repair.   - Zoomup - 26 September 2017 10:41 AM  
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 Electric Fire Repair.   - jonny705 - 26 September 2017 12:22 PM  
 Electric Fire Repair.   - Zoomup - 27 September 2017 09:22 AM  
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Zoomup

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So, just how difficult can it be to repair a domestic coal effect electric fire?

1. Partially dismantle the fire. Clean the fluff off the air intake as it is a fan heater type with illuminated artificial coal effect. Identify a broken main switch. Try to remove the switch but it is not removable from the front so more dismantling involved.

2. Link out the main switch to prove that everything else works.

3. Fire still dead.

4. Identify after more dismantling, a failed safety thermal cut-out. It is broken and will not reset. Temporarily link out to prove that everything else works.

5. Fire still dead.

6. No continuity from plug L to N with switches on.

7. Fire still dead.

8. Dismantle a bit more, panels and screws now cover the carpet. Customer's dog is interested in eating some of the screws.

9. Discover a vague thought that you have changed the lamps on one of these fires before for another customer, just what are you missing?

10. Dismantle a bit more.

11. Discover a remote receiver and control P.C.B. behind the fire's glass background.

12. EURICA.

13. The vague thought, the memory comes to you.

14. The fire needs a remote control to work it.

15. Reassemble. Note spares needed.

16. Drive home exhausted.

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