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    Fireplace Maintenance

    Decided to pull out our fireplace and do a little maintenance on it and inspect the AC plugs and wiring. There were times we have run the fireplace 24x7. It started to smell like dust when we turned it on. Thought you might want to see what it takes to pull it out. Not a big deal at all.
    Pull up on the "U" face plate and remove, take out the four screws and pull the fire place out, it's very light weight, I set it on a blanket to not harm the floor. I vacuumed out the unit, it had a lot of dust on it and inside the cabinet.

    I unplugged the fireplace power cord and inspected the prongs, no sign of them getting hot. Then inspected the plugin screwed to the floor inside the cabinet, all good. Also inspected the wiring at the back wall, everything looked good. Reinstalled fireplace - Done.
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    Thanks so much Steve! We used ours last week basically 24/7 and one evening, I wondered what it would take to inspect it. Now I know without having to figure it out.

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    Our fireplace would go into overtemp shutdown. After I pulled it out I looked at the airflow path and saw the only inlet was an oversized hole cut for the power cable. I used a 2" hole saw and cut overlapping holes to make a 3" X 12" opening near the top of the cabinet back. And I realized the pop-up TV has to be up to draw air to the fireplace. I also took the back off the fireplace and put a few drops of oil on the blower bushings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbopp View Post
    Our fireplace would go into overtemp shutdown. After I pulled it out I looked at the airflow path and saw the only inlet was an oversized hole cut for the power cable. I used a 2" hole saw and cut overlapping holes to make a 3" X 12" opening near the top of the cabinet back. And I realized the pop-up TV has to be up to draw air to the fireplace. I also took the back off the fireplace and put a few drops of oil on the blower bushings.
    I found kind of the same thing for air flow. In my second pic you can see the slots cut into the top of the unit, this is where air comes into the unit. We don't have the pop-up TV but, like you the hole where the power cable comes in from the bottom outside of the slide, is oversized and you can actually can see light from the outside underneath the slide. This is really the only place where it can draw outside air from, however I had also modified the radio internal speaker cover that for our coach sets right below the TV, when I was replacing the Jensen and installing a sound bar. The fire place can draw air from this area also and down into the cabinet where the fireplace sets into.
    Steve & Tami Cass - Escapee's Fulltimers
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    2018 Ram 3500, Laramie Longhorn Southfork, 6.7L CTD, 4x4, 220a Alt, Exh Brake, AISIN 6sp Auto, CC, LB, DRW, 3.73 gears, Payload 5,390#, B&W Companion RVK3600 Texas Class A Non-CDL Drivers License

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