Why Does My Electric Fireplace Keep Shutting Off?

I’ve been putting up with this problem for a long time now and I’m really sick of it. The fireplace shuts off as soon as the temperature gets too high, so I have to keep turning it on again and again. All my friends say that they don’t have this issue, but mine is different because the thermostat has stopped working properly for some reason. It seems like no one can help me fix this annoying problem.

Every time I call the heating company, they just tell me to turn the fireplace off and on again. But that doesn’t work! I’ve tried every possible solution and nothing seems to be working. Is there anyone out there who can help me? This is really starting to drive me crazy.

I’ve been putting up with this problem for a long time now and I’m really sick of it. The fireplace shuts off as soon as the temperature gets too high, so I have to keep turning it on again and again. All my friends say that they don’t have this issue, but mine is different because the thermostat has stopped working properly for some reason. It seems like no one can help me fix this annoying problem.

Common Electric Fireplace Problems

Every time I call the heating company, they just tell me to turn the fireplace off and on again. But that doesn’t work! I’ve tried every possible solution and nothing seems to be working. Is there anyone out there who can help me? This is really starting to drive me crazy.

It’s not uncommon to experience problems with your electric fireplace. You might notice that it turns off or on unexpectedly, the flame flickers, or it emits an unpleasant smell like burning dust. Here are some possible causes and solutions for commonly observed problems:

The fireplace shuts off as soon as the temperature gets too high

Thermostat issue. It seems like no one can help me fix this annoying problem.

One possible solution to this problem is to replace the thermostat. If the thermostat is no longer working properly, it could be causing your fireplace to turn off as soon as the temperature gets too high.

The flame flickers

Low voltage. All my friends say that they don’t have this issue, but mine is different because the thermostat has stopped working properly for some reason. It seems like no one can help me fix this annoying problem.

Most electric fireplaces use low voltage (12 volts) to power the flame effect. The most common cause of flickering flames it too little amperage at the wall outlet. The amperage of the wall outlet needs to be at least 15 amps in order for the fireplace to function properly. A licensed electrician can check your home’s wiring and make appropriate adjustments if needed.

It emits an unpleasant smell like burning dust

Burning dust is a common problem with electric fireplaces because the flame creates soot from the heat. The smoke and particles get trapped inside your fireplace and can cause it to smell bad after time. Clean out the inside of your fireplace every few months or as needed to remove built-up soot. You can use a vacuum cleaner or damp cloth to wipe the interior walls. Opening your fireplace door when in use will help circulate air and reduce smell problems.

The control panel does not work properly

Control board issue. I’ve tried every possible solution and nothing seems to be working. Is there anyone out there who can help me? This is really starting to drive me crazy.

The control panel can be at the heart of many common problems with electric fireplaces. The most common issues center around faulty or loose wiring and small chips in the buttons that can affect their functionality. If your control panel has stopped working properly, it may need to be replaced completely. Check out our article on replacing the control panel for more information.

Wrapping Up

As the days get shorter and colder, many people turn to their fireplace as a source of warmth. Whether it’s an electric or gas-powered fireplace, safety should always be your number one priority. If you’re having issues with your electric fireplace, we hope this article helped point you in the right direction. If not, give us a call and one of our customer service agents will be happy to assist you!

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