FMI FLAME-MAX FVFM27NR User Manual
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UNVENTED (VENT-FREE)GAS

LOG HEATER

OWNER’S OPERATION AND

INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS ®

US

Patent Pending

FLAME-MAX® Multi-SidedLog Design

FVFM27NR, FVFM27PR, VYM27NR and VYM27PR

Remote Control Ready Models

Also Design-CertifiedAs A Vented Decorative Appliance

WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followedexactly,afireorexplosionmay resultcausing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

Do not store or use gasoline or other ­flammable vapors and liquidsin the ­vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

Do not try to light any appliance.

Donottouchanyelectricalswitch;donotuseany phone in your building.

Immediatelycallyourgassupplierfromaneighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installationandservicemustbeperformedbyaqualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

WARNING: This is an unventedgas-firedheater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer toAir for Combustion and Ventilation section on page 6 of this manual.

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

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Table of Contents

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

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

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Local Codes.........................................................

5

Unpacking............................................................

5

Product Features..................................................

5

Remote Control Accessories................................

6

Air for Combustion and Ventilation.......................

6

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

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

18

Inspecting Burners.............................................

22

Cleaning and Maintenance.

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

24

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

24

Specifications.....................................................

28

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

28

Service Hints......................................................

28

Technical Services.............................................

28

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

29

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

30

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

Back Cover

Safety

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual for correct installation and operational procedures. For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

WARNING: This appliance is for installation only in asolid-fuelburning masonry or UL127 fac-tory-builtfireplace, or in a listed ventless firebox enclosure. It is design certified for these installations in accordance with ANSI

Z21.11.2. Exception: Do not install this appliance in a factory-builtfireplace that includes instructions statingithasnotbeentested or should not be used with unvented gas logs.

This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,* permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by local codes.

This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer

WARNING: This product contains and/or generates chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or birthdefects,orotherreproductive harm.

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manualcarefullyandcompletely before trying to assemble, operate, or service this heater. Improper use of this heater can cause serious injury or death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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DANGER:Carbonmonoxide

poisoning may lead to death!

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness, or nausea. If you have these signs, the heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once!

Have heater serviced. Some people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These include pregnant women, people with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol, and those at high altitudes.

Natural and Propane/LP Gas: Natural and propane/LP gases are fuel gases. Fuel gases are odorless. An odor-making agent are added to fuel gases. The odor helps you detect a fuel gas leak. However, the odor added to fuel gas can fade. Fuel gas may be present even though no odor exists.

Make certain you read and understand all warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It is your guide to safe and proper operation of this heater.

WARNING: Any change to this heater or its controls can be dangerous.

WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert,orotheraccessorynotapproved for use with this heater.

WARNING: Do not allow fans toblowdirectlyintothefireplace. Avoidanydraftsthatalterburner flame patterns. Ceiling fans can create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Altered burner patterns can cause sooting.

Due to high temperatures, the applianceshouldbelocatedout oftrafficandawayfromfurniture and draperies.

Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near the appliance. Never place any objects on the heater.

Heaterbaseassemblybecomes very hot when running heater. Keep children and adults away from hot surface to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Heater will remain hot for a time after shutdown.Allowsurfacetocool before touching.

Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room with heater. When using the hand-heldremote accessory, keep selector switch in the OFF position to prevent children from turning on burners with remote.

You must operate this heater with a fireplace screen in place. Make sure fireplace screen is closed before running heater.

Keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible materials,gasoline,andotherflammable vapors and liquids.

1.This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

2.Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors (propane/LP units only).

3.To prevent performance problems, the use of a propane/LP tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity is not recommended (propane/LP units only).

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4.If you smell gas

shut off gas supply

do not try to light any appliance

do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building

immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions

if you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department

5.This heater shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom unless installed as a vented appliance (see Installing Damper Clamp Accessory for Vented Operation, page 11). This gas log set may not be installed as a vented appliance in a bedroom or bathroom in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

6.Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner. Creosote will ignite if highly heated.Adirty chimney flue may create and distribute soot within the house. Inspect chimney flue for damage. If damaged, repair flue and firebox before operating heater.

7.Do not burn solid-fuelin a masonry or

UL127 factory-builtfireplace in which avent-freeroom heater is installed.

8.If fireplace has glass doors, never operate this heater with glass doors closed. If you operate heater with doors closed, heat buildup inside fireplace will cause glass to burst. Make sure there are no obstructions across openings of fireplace.

9.This log heater is designed to be smokeless. If logs ever appear to smoke, turn off heater and call a qualified service person. Note: During initial operation, slight smoking could occur due to log curing and heater burning manufacturing residues.

10.To prevent the creation of soot, follow the instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 23.

11.Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner, or similar products, turn heater off. If heated, the vapors from these products may create a white powder residue within burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.

12.This heater needs fresh, outside air ventilation to run properly. This heater has an oxygen depletion sensing (ODS) pilot light safety system. The ODS shuts down the heater if not enough fresh air is available. See Air for Combustion and Ventilation, page 6. If heater keeps shutting off, see

Troubleshooting, page 24.

13.Do not run heater

where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored

under dusty conditions

14.Do not use this heater to cook food or burn paper or other objects.

15.Do not use heater if any part has been exposed to or under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the room heater and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.

16.Do not operate heater if any log is broken. Do not operate heater if a log is chipped

(dime-sizedor larger).

17.Turn heater off and let cool before servicing, installing, or repairing. Make sure the selector switch is in the OFF position. Only a qualified service person should install, service, or repair heater.

18.Make sure the selector switch is in the OFF position when you are away from home for long periods of time.

19.This heater must not be connected to any external electrical source.

20.Operating heater above elevations of

4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.

21.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

22.Keep burner and control compartment clean.

23.Solid fuels shall not be burned in a fireplace in which an unvented room heater is installed.

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Product Identification

Piezo

Log Set

Ignitor

Optional

Remote

Control

Optional

 

Base

Selector

Flame

Switch

Adjustment

Control Assembly

 

Knob

Knob

Figure 1 - Product Identification

Local Codes

Install and use heater with care. Follow all local codes. In the absence of local codes, use the latest edition of The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.

*Available from:

American National Standards Institute, Inc.

1430 Broadway

New York, NY 10018

National Fire Protection Association, Inc.

Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02269

Note: Where listed vented decorative logs are required, thermostat operation is not permitted.

State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-firedsupplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527 CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.

Vent-freegas products are prohibited for bedroom and bathroom installation in the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Unpacking

CAUTION: Do not remove the dataplatesfromthegrateassembly.Thedataplatescontainimportantproductinformationwarranty and safety information.

1.Remove logs and heater base assembly from carton. Note: Do not pick up heater base assembly by the burner. This could damage heater. Always handle base assembly by grate.

2.Remove all protective packaging applied to logs and heater for shipment.

3.Check all items for any shipping damage.

If damaged, promptly inform dealer where you bought heater.

Product Features

Operation

This heater is clean burning. It requires no outside venting. There is no heat loss out a vent or up a chimney. Heat is generated by realistic, dancing yellow flames. This heater is designed for vent-freeoperation with flue damper closed. It has been tested and approved to ANSI Z21.11.2 standard for unvented heaters. State and local codes in some areas prohibit the use ofvent-freeheaters. This heater may also be operated as a vented decorative product (ANSI Z21.60) by opening flue damper(non-thermostatoperation only).

Application

These multisided logs are designed to be equally beautiful when viewed from any angle. They are designed specifically for use in seethrough, peninsula, and island fireboxes with multiple openings. You may also install this log heater in a standard firebox.

Safety Pilot

This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The

ODS/pilot is a required feature for vent-freeroom heaters. The ODS/pilot shuts off the heater if there is not enough fresh air.

Piezo Ignition System

This heater has a piezo ignitor. This system requires no matches, batteries, or other sources to light heater.

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