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ELECTRIC FIREPLACE/INSERT

32" Model ES401

SAFETY INFORMATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

Patent No. 7,219,456 B1

Read these instructions completely before beginning installation. Failure to follow them could cause a heater malfunction resulting in serious injury and/or property damage.

WARNING: All electric heaters have hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. Do not use it in areas where gasoline, paint or flammable liquids are or are stored.

This fireplace meets the construction and safety standards of H.U.D. for application in manufactured homes when installed according to these instructions.

INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance. CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.

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Table of Contents

Safety...................................................................

2

Cleaning and Maintenance.

................................. 8

Listing Approvals..................................................

3

Technical Service...............................................

12

Product Dimensions.............................................

3

Replacement Parts.............................................

12

Product Identification............................................

4

Troubleshooting.................................................

13

Unpacking and Testing.........................................

4

Wiring Diagram..................................................

14

Locating Fireplace................................................

4

Accessories........................................................

15

Installation............................................................

5

Parts...................................................................

16

Finishing...............................................................

7

Warranty...............................................

Back Cover

Operation.............................................................

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Safety

WARNING:Improperinstallation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer.

CAUTION: Do not expose the heater to the elements (such as rain, etc).

Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near firebox.Neverplaceanyobjects on the fireplace.

Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room with fireplace.

Fireplace becomes very hot whenrunning.Keepchildrenand adults away from hot surfaces to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Fireplace will remain hot for a time after shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool before touching.

Do not install fireplace directly on carpet or similar surface whichmayrestrictaircirculation beneath unit.

When using electrical heaters, basic precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:

1.Read all instructions before using this heater.

2.Keep combustible materials, such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes and curtains at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from front of heater.

3.This heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch hot surfaces. The grill directly in front of heater outlet becomes hot during heater operation.

4.Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used by or near children and whenever heater is left operating and unattended.

5.Always unplug heater when not in use.

6.Do not operate any heater with a damaged cord or plug or if heater malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any way.

Return heater to authorized service facility for examination, electrical or mechanical adjustment or repair.

7.Do not use outdoors.

8.This heater is not intended for use in bathrooms, laundry areas and similar indoor locations. Never locate heater where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container.

9.Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners or the like. Arrange cord away from traffic area and where it will not be tripped over.

10.To disconnect heater, turn controls to the OFF before removing plug from outlet.

(turn off power to unit).

11.Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust opening as this may cause an electric shock or fire or damage the heater.

12.To prevent possible fire, do not block air intakes in any manner. Do not use on soft surfaces, like a bed, where openings may become blocked.

13.Connect to properly grounded outlets only.

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14.A heater has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. Do not use it in areas where gasoline, paint or flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored.

15.Use this heater only as described in this manual. Any other use not recommended by the manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock or injury to persons.

16.Avoid the use of an extension cord because the extension cord may overheat and cause a risk of fire. However, if you have to use an extension cord, the cord should be No. 14 AWG minimum size and rated not less than 1875 WATTS.

17.Always use ground fault protection where required by electrical codes.

18.Always disconnect power before performing any cleaning, maintenance or relocation of heater.

19.To prevent a possible fire, do not burn wood or other materials in this heater.

20.To prevent electric shock or fire, always use a certified electrician should new circuits or outlets be required.

21.When transporting or storing heater, keep in a dry place.

22.Control panel door gets hot during heater operation. Open door by pressing on right corner. A spring magnet will disengage. Pull door down to open.

Listing Approvals

This heater has been tested in accordance with the CSA Standards for fixed and loca- tion-dedicatedelectric room heaters in the

United States. All components are UL or CSA safety certified.

If you need assistance during installation, please contact your local dealer or the FMI

PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537.

Please have the distributor’s model and serial numbers when you call.

Description:

32" Fireplace/Inserts

Voltage:

120 /

240

Watts:

1500

/ 3000

Amps:

15 Amp / 20 Amp

 

Grounded Circuit

Note: This heater must be electrically wired and grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70-latestedition or the Canadian Electric Code, CSA C22.1 as appropriate.

Product Dimensions

10"

33.25"

37.5"

34"

Figure 1 - Heater Dimensions

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Product Identification

 

 

Control

Handle

Remote Hide

Flame Control

Magnetic

 

 

Ember Control

Panel Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch

 

 

Backlight

Heat Vents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control

(Behind Door)

 

 

 

 

 

Front Glass

 

Heater

Flame

Ember Backlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

Back Glass

 

Heater

 

 

ON/OFF

 

 

 

 

Power

Remote

 

Control

 

 

Button

 

 

 

 

 

Log Set

Figure 2 - Product Identification

Unpacking and Testing

Carefully remove unit from box. Prior to permanently installing unit, test to make sure unit operates properly. Unit does not come with a power cord installed. Unit must be hard wired to either a 120/60 or 240/60 volt supply.

CAUTION; The unit's power supply cord must be connected to a properly grounded and pro-tected120-voltoutlet.Alwaysuseground fault protection where

required by the electrical code.

WARNING: Do not operate the unit if it is damaged or has malfunctioned. If you suspect the unit is damaged, return the unit to an authorized service facility for examination, electrical or mechanical adjustment or repair.

Locating Fireplace

WARNING: Due to high temperatures, this heater should be located out of traffic. Keep combustible materials such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes and curtains at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from the front of the heater.

WARNING: Never locate this heaterwhereitmayfallintoabathtub or other water container.

NOTICE:Minimumandmaximum clearancesmustbemaintainedat alltimes.Illustrationsthroughout theseinstructionsreflecttypical installations and are for design purposes only. Actual installations may vary slightly due to individual preferences.

WARNING: To prevent contact with sagging or loose insulation, the heater must not beinstalledagainstvaporbarrier orexposedinsulation.Localized overheating could occur and a fire could result.

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CAUTION: Do not expose the heater to the elements (such as rain, etc.)

CAUTION: Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection during installation and maintenance.

This electric fireplace can be installed in a mantel, framed into a wall or installed into an existing fireplace. If installing into a mantel, follow mantel’s assembly instructions.

Figure 3 illustrates a variety of ways the heater may be located in a room. The heater may be installed directly on the floor or raised on a hearth.

Corner Mantel

Installation

Framed

Into Wall

Wall Mantel or Existing

Installation Fireplace

Figure 3 - Heater Locations

Installation

WARNING - RISK OF FIRE!

The power cord must not be pinched or against a sharp edge. Secure cord to avoid tripping or snaggingtoreducetheriskoffire, electric shock or personal injury.

Do not run cord under carpeting. Donotcovercordwiththrowrugs, runners or the like. Arrange cord awayfromtrafficareasandwhere it will not be tripped over.

WARNING - RISK OF FIRE!

To prevent a possible fire, do not block air intake or exhaust in any manner. Do not use on soft surfaces where openings may become blocked.

WARNING - RISK OF FIRE! Do not blow or place insulation against the firebox.

WARNING: If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Do not store or use gasoline or otherflammablevaporsinthevicinity of this or any other heater.

Installing fireplace

Select a suitable location that is not susceptible to moisture and is a safe distance from drapes, furniture and high traffic areas.

Note: Follow all national and local electrical codes. This insert can be installed into either an existing fireplace or as new construction/ renovation.

Installing in Mantel

1.Assemble mantel according to mantel instructions.

2.Locate mantel near a wall (or corner depending on mantel type) close to a power source. You may have to alter base boards to fit mantel flush against wall.

3.Connect fireplace to power source. Insert fireplaceintofrontofmantel.Becarefulnot to scratch finish on base. Fireplace will fit flush against front of mantel.

4.Push mantel with fireplace into final location.

Existing Fireplace Installation

1.Thoroughly clean out existing fireplace and hearth area.

2.Seal all drafts, vents or ash clean-outswith fiberglass insulation. Seal flue. Once sealed, close damper to stop debris from falling onto unit.

3.If existing fire box is susceptible to moisture, cap top of chimney flue to prevent infiltration of water.

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Note: It is strongly advised that you hire a qualified professional to undertake this step in order to prevent personal injury.

Onceflueiscapped,chimneyisnolonger suitable for wood burning.

Note:Donotinstallthisunitintoafireplace that is prone to dampness, the area of installation must be dry.

4.Plan the power supply. Unit does not come with a power cord. Unit must be hard wired to either a 120/60 or 240/60 volt supply.

WARNING:Thesolidfuel/gas fireplacehasbeenconvertedfor use with an electric insert and cannot be used for original fuels unless all original parts have been replaced and the fireplace has been reapproved by the authority having jurisdiction.

New Construction or Renovation

1.Select a location at least 3 feet (0.9 m) away from combustible materials such as curtains or drapes, furniture, bedding, paper, etc.

2.Mark desired location on floor and store unit in a safe, dry and dust free location.

3.Frame in an opening leaving at least 1/4" (6 mm) around the edge of the unit (see

Framing). Any new wiring must be done in compliance with local and national codes and other applicable regulations in order to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or other injuries. Therefore, it strongly recommended that you hire a professional to complete any such work.

4.Plan your power supply route. See step 4 of Existing Fireplace Installation, above.

Built-InFireplace

1.Remove front panel and front glass from fireplace (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 8).

2.Locate 3 prepunched clearance holes in each side of fireplace. Press screws through brick liner, then attach nailing flange brackets to each side of fireplace

(see Figure 4).

Nailing

Flange

Bracket

Brick

Liner

Screw

Figure 4 - Attaching Nailing Flange Brackets

Framing

Figure 5, shows a typical framing of this heater using combustible materials. All required clearances to combustibles must be adhered to. Header height is measured from the base of the heater.

Header

Height

 

 

Length

Depth

 

0.75"-

 

 

0.50"

Depth Length

Header

Height

10.5"

34"

32"

Note: The height that a combustible mantel is fitted above the heater is a minimum of 1" above the front.

Figure 5 - Framing Heater for New Construction/Renovation

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Tools and building supplies required for installation:

Saw

• Square

Pliers

Gloves

Hammer

• Level

Phillips screwdriver

Surround

Framing materials

Electric drill/bits

Tape measure

Wall-finishingmaterials

Caulking material

CAUTION:Provideadequate clearances around the air openingsandadequateaccessibility clearances for servicing and proper operations.

Installing as Insert

Once the site has been prepared, your fireplace insert can be installed.

1.Make sure power switch is in the OFF position.

2.Push fireplace insert so trim is against finished mantle or wall surface.

Finishing

WARNING: Control panel door on this heater cannot, in any way, be covered as it may create a fire hazard.

Combustible Finishing Material: Materials made of or surfaced with wood, compressed paper, plant fibers, plastics or any material capable of igniting and burning, whether flame proofed or not, plastered or unplastered (this includes drywall).

Noncombustible Finishing Material : Materials which will not ignite and burn. Such materials are those consisting entirely of

steel, iron, brick, tile, concrete, slate, glass or plasters or combinations thereof or have a fire rating of zero.

Finishing checklist

Power supply service must be completed prior to finishing to avoid reconstruction.

Grills and air openings cannot be covered in any circumstances.

Note:Theheaterisazeroclearancefireplace and may be finished with combustible or noncombustible finishing materials.

When using paint or lacquer to finish the mantel, they must be heat resistant to prevent discoloration.

Operation

The controls (see Figure 6) are located behind hinged control panel door. If using heater, control panel door will be hot during and immediately after operation. Open door by pressing on right side. A spring magnet will push door forward. Pull door down to open.

1.Connect fireplace to power source. Turn on lighted power switch (see Figure 6).

2.Adjust Flame/Ember/Backlight/Heater to desired settings using the control pad on fireplace (Figure 6) or remote control

(Figure 7, page 8). Figure 8, page 8, shows fireplace settings available. Default settings are circled. Press control pad or remote control buttons once and release to adjust settings.

Note: When on, ember bed will lighten and darken automatically to simulate real embers.

The heater is pre-setto the following temperatures:

HIGH will shut off when room reaches approximately 86° F (30° C).

Medium will shut off when room reaches approximately 79° F (26° C).

Low will shut off when room reaches approximately 72°F (22° C).

Note: Fan on heater will continue to run for 5-7seconds after heater has been turned off.

Heater

Flame

Ember

Backlight

Control

Control

Control

Control

 

Heater

Flame

Ember

Backlight

 

 

Lighted Power Switch

Power

 

 

Figure 6 - Controls For Electric Fireplace

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3.When using remote control, aim remote at sensor located in center of unit just

Figure 7 - Remote Control For Electric

Fireplace

above log set. IMPORTANT: This remote control must remain within 20 feet (6 m) of fireplace to be effective.

4.When power switch is turned off, fireplace settings go back to default (see Figure 8).

HEATER

Off

Low

Medium

High

FLAME

Off

Low

Medium

High

EMBER

Off

Low

Medium

High

BACKLIGHT

Off

Low

 

High

Figure 8 - Fireplace Settings (Default

Settings are Circled)

Cleaning and Maintenance

WARNING: Always disconnect power and allow the heater to cool before performing any cleaning,maintenanceorrelocation of this heater. Turn controls to OFF and remove plug from outlet or turn off circuit breaker to heater.

To service electric fireplace it may be necessary to remove it from the mantel or enclosure in which it is installed. Let unit cool completely before cleaning or servicing.

Cleaning Firebox

1.Open control panel door by pressing on right side. A spring magnet will push door forward. Pull door down to open.

2.Remove 2 screws holding front trim in place. Pull gently to remove trim (see

Figure 9). There are magnets on the lower portion of trim (see Figure 9)

3.With gloves and safety glasses in place, remove 4 screws from glass retainer brackets (see Figure 9).

4.Carefully remove front glass and brackets (see Figure 10).

5.Using a brush vacuum attachment, gently clean compartment.

6.After cleaning compartment, replace front glass, brackets and trim.

Glass Bracket

Screws

Screws

 

Control Panel Door

Trim

Magnets on

Back of Trim

Figure 9 - Removing Trim

Bracket

Bracket

Front Glass

Figure 10 - Removing Brackets and Front

Glass

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Replacing log

1.Follow steps 1 through 4 of Cleaning Firebox, page 8.

2.Remove screws from each side of log that secure log to sides and remove log (see

Figure 11).

3.Install new log using screws removed in step 2.

4.Replace front glass and brackets.

5.Replace trim.

Screw

Ember LED

Strip with

Standoffs

Log

Figure 11 - Removing Log and Ember

LED

Replacing Ember Strip

1.Follow steps 1 and 2 under Replacing Log.

2.Locate ember LED strip (see Figure 11).

Disconnect wire (right side).

3.Remove ember LED strip by squeezing top of standoffs and discard.

4.Connect new ember LED strip using existing standoffs.

5.Reconnect wire to LED strip.

6.Follow steps 3 through 5 under Replacing Log.

Replacing Heater/Blower

1.Follow steps 1 and 4 of Cleaning Firebox, page 8.

2.Remove screws from around top panel of firebox (see Figure 12).

3.There are several wires attached to the top panel. Carefully lift top panel.

4.Disconnect heater/blower wires from main circuit board.

5.Remove screws holding heater/blower to top panel (see Figure 12).

6.Remove brackets from heater/blower (see Figure 13). Save brackets and screws.

7.To remove heater from blower, remove 4 screws (2 per side).

8.If replacing blower, remove screws from brackets on blower (see Figure 14, page 10). Install brackets to new blower.

9.Replace blower or heater. Replace screws removed in step 7.

10.Hold heater/blower with brackets in place against top panel and replace screws removed in step 5.

11.Reconnect wires to main circuit board (see

Wiring Diagram, page 14).

12.Replace glass with brackets, and top panel.

13.Replace trim.

Top Panel Screws

Screws Securing

 

 

Heater/Blower

Figure 12 - Removing Top Panel and

Heater/Blower

Brackets

Figure 13 - Removing Brackets from Heater/Blower

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Blower

Heater

Figure 14 - Removing Heater from Blower

Replacing Transformer

1.Follow steps 1 through 3 under Replacing

Heater/Blower,page 9.

2.Disconnect transformer wires from control board.

3.Remove screws and nuts from firebox surround to remove transformer (see Figure 15).

4.Remove and discard transformer.

5.Place new transformer against inside of firebox surround and replace screws and nuts removed in step 3.

6.Reconnect transformer wires to control board (see Wiring Diagram, page 14).

7.Replace glass with brackets, and top panel.

8.Replace trim

Transformer

Screws

Nuts

Figure 15 - Removing Transformer

Replacing Main Control Board

1.Follow steps 1 through 3 under Replacing

Heater/Blower,page 9.

2.Disconnect wires to main control board.

3.Squeeze top of standoffs to remove main control board and discard.

4.Gently push new control board onto standoffs to install.

5.Reconnect wires to main control board

(see Wiring Diagram, page 14).

6.Replace glass with brackets, and top panel.

7.Replace trim

Transformer

Main Control

Board

 

 

Standoffs

Figure 16 - Control Board

Replacing Backlight LED

Strip

1.Follow steps 1 and 3 under Replacing

Heater/Blower,page 9.

2.Disconnect wires from main control board.

3.Squeeze top of standoffs to remove backlight LED strip and discard.

4.Place new backlight LED strip onto standoffs and push gently.

5.Connect wires to main control board (see

Wiring Diagram,page 14).

6.Replace glass with brackets, and top panel.

Backlight

LED Strip

Standoffs

Figure 17 - Replacing Backlight LED

Strip

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