Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
Seasonal Camper
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Posts: 317
We are in the middle of our present camping trip in Waterton park. We have been using our fireplace for primary heat as the overnight lows are near freezing. However yesterday evening when we turned on the fireplace, there was no heat! The "flames" and everything else still work, but no heat output. I tried resetting the breaker, no change. No separate fuse that I can see. I checked through all our manuals, and I can't find one for the fireplace. To get at it I need to pull the wood trim off which is nailed on with small head trim nails so it would be pulling the nails through the wood. Has anyone had any similar experiences, or offer some insight?

Thanks
__________________
Ellen - Navigator
Boyd - Driver
09 Crossroads Seville VF35CK (Gone)

SOB 5er
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
NorskeNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 874
What is the brand name? The may be a high temp. cut out switch that needs to be reset.

DIMPLEX units:
Resetting the Temperature

Cutoff Switch



This unit is equipped with a

thermostat which controls the temperature of the room by turning the heater on and off. The heater is

protected with a safety device to prevent overheating. Should the heater overheat, an automatic cut

out will turn the heater off and it will not come back on without being reset.

It can be reset by switching the Three Position on/off switch to off and waiting five (5) minutes before

switching the unit back on.
__________________
Bob and Pat

2012 Cruiser Patriot CF335SS.

2011 Silverado 3500HD LTZ CCLB Duramax SRW 4X4

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...ailerKeuka.jpg
NorskeNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:29 AM   #3
Seasonal Camper
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Posts: 317
Found a data plate on the fireplace. Desa CEF26-3. Googled the manual, read the part about the thermal cutout. Flipped the breaker off for 10 minutes, reset and no change. Looks like I need to pull it apart. On the plus side, the heater element (120927-11) looks to be under $30. Just need to find one now... Preferably somewhat local to our current location so I can fix it this trip. try the local rv dealers, and fireplace retailers....
__________________
Ellen - Navigator
Boyd - Driver
09 Crossroads Seville VF35CK (Gone)

SOB 5er
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:08 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
NorskeNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 874
Did some research and ours is a Model BLT-999A-2 fire place. Product of Shanghai Baolutong Electric Equipment Co., Ltd., founded in

1995, is located in Shanghai City China
__________________
Bob and Pat

2012 Cruiser Patriot CF335SS.

2011 Silverado 3500HD LTZ CCLB Duramax SRW 4X4

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...ailerKeuka.jpg
NorskeNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location:
Posts: 139
Are all the switches on the fireplace turned on? Ours has a separate switch for the light and 2 for the heat settings. The light can run without the element if the 2 element switches are off. Just trying to rule out the obvious things first.
__________________
2011 Sunset Trail 29ss Reserve

2014 F350 6.7 PSD
8iron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 06:11 AM   #6
Seasonal Camper
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Posts: 317
Yes, the heat is a separate button than the lights are. When you turn the fireplace on, all the lights come on but heat does not. Safety feature I guess. But I have tried it with all lights on and heat, all lights off and heat, and our usual setting, embers only and heat. No luck.
__________________
Ellen - Navigator
Boyd - Driver
09 Crossroads Seville VF35CK (Gone)

SOB 5er
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 75
We quit using our fireplace as a primary heat source just because of my worries over burning it out. We now only use it occassionally, such as a cold evening when we have company over and want the ambience. We bought a small electric heater and plug it in instead. Kind of sucks but does the trick.

Brian
Badwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #8
Seasonal Camper
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Posts: 317
Found a replacement heater element at Smoky mountain emporium www.smgeneralstore.comfor cheap. Shipping was just as much as the part itself. Showed up yesterday, and today I got around to doing the switcheroo. Pretty easy, just a phillips screwdriver and a flat pry bar to take the wood trim off. New element works fine. Here is a picture of the old one, had some wiring burn off!

__________________
Ellen - Navigator
Boyd - Driver
09 Crossroads Seville VF35CK (Gone)

SOB 5er
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 03:14 PM   #9
Family Vacation Member
 
Roadie66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 154
Good job Lenny....lucky there was no fire!!!!



__________________

Home is where the hookup is.
2012 ST25RB Reserve tailgating a 2011 Chev Silverado 2500HD Duramax
Roadie66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #10
Seasonal Camper
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Posts: 317
Definitely lucky it didn't cause a fire... I am a deep sleeper!
__________________
Ellen - Navigator
Boyd - Driver
09 Crossroads Seville VF35CK (Gone)

SOB 5er
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.