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VENT-FREE PROPANE/LP GAS
MINI-HEARTH HEATER
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OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
VMH3000TPA
15,000 to 30,000 Btu/Hr
with Thermostat
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• 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.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
Shown with Optional
Mantel Which Features
a Built-In Base
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 is an unvented
gas-fired heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is
installed. Provisions for adequate
combustion and ventilation air
must be provided. Refer to Air for
Combustion and Ventilation section on page 5 of this manual.
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
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PROPANE/LP GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
SAFETY
INFORMATION
4.
WARNING: Do not use a
blower insert, heat exchanger
insert, or other accessory not
approved for use with this heater.
WARNINGS
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
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.
Due to high temperatures, the
appliance should be located out
of traffic and away from furniture
and draperies.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide
poisoning may lead to death!
Surface of heater becomes very
hot when running heater. Keep
children and 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.
5.
6.
Do not place clothing or other
flammable material on or near
the appliance. Never place any
objects on the heater.
7.
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.
WARNING: Any change to
this heater or its controls can be
dangerous.
WARNING: Do not allow fans
to blow directly into the heater.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner
flame patterns. Ceiling fans can
create drafts that alter burner
flame patterns. Altered burner
patterns can cause sooting.
9.
Carefully supervise young children when they are in same room
with heater.
10.
Make sure screen is in place before running heater.
Propane/LP Gas: Propane/LP gas is odorless. An odor-making agent is added to gas.
The odor helps you detect a gas leak. However, the odor added to gas can fade. 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.
8.
11.
Keep the appliance area clear and
free from combustible materials,
gasoline, and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
1.
2.
3.
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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.
Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s)
inside any structure. Locate propane/
LP supply tank(s) outdoors.
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
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12.
13.
This heater shall not be installed in a
bedroom or bathroom.
This heater needs fresh, outside air ventilation to run properly. This heater has
an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS)
safety shutoff system. The ODS shuts
down the heater if not enough fresh air
is available. See Air For Combustion
and Ventilation, pages 5 through 7.
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.
If heater shuts off, do not relight until
you provide fresh, outside air. If heater
keeps shutting off, have it serviced.
Do not run heater
• where flammable liquids or vapors
are used or stored.
• under dusty conditions.
Do not use heater if any part has been
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.
To prevent the creation of soot, follow
the instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19.
Turn off and unplug heater and let cool
before servicing. Only a qualified service
person should service and repair heater.
Operating heater above elevations of
4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.
To prevent performance problems, do
not use a propane/LP fuel tank of less
than 100 lbs. capacity.
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, ANS Z223.1, also known as 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
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Note: Do not remove
Lighting and Warning
Plates from heater
PRODUCT
IDENTIFICATION
Control Knob
Ignitor Button
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLING HEATER
Tools Required:
• Phillips screwdriver
• 5/16" hex wrench
• slotted screwdriver
Lighting and
Warning Plates
Removing Front Panel Of Heater
1.
Heater
Cabinet
2.
Screen
Remove two screws near bottom corners of front panel with Phillips screwdriver.
Pull bottom of front panel forward, then
down (see Figure 2).
Front
Panel
Log
Figure 1 - Vent-Free Gas Log Propane/LP Gas Space Heater
PRODUCT
FEATURES
SAFETY DEVICE
This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen
Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff
system. The ODS/pilot is a required feature
for vent-free room heaters. The ODS/pilot
shuts off the heater if there is not enough
fresh air.
Figure 2 - Removing Front Panel of Heater
Installing Hood
UNPACKING
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove heater from carton.
Remove all protective packaging applied to heater for shipment.
Make sure your heater includes two
hardware packets.
Check heater for any shipping damage.
If heater is damaged, promptly inform
dealer where you bought heater.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove hood from protective tray.
Locate 4 black sheet metal screws inside hardware pack.
Place hood on deflector and line up
holes (see Figure 3, page 4).
Secure hood to deflector with 4 black
sheet metal screws.
Note: Side of hood should be on the outside
flange of deflector.
PIEZO IGNITION SYSTEM
Installing Log
This heater has a piezo ignitor. This system
requires no matches, batteries, or other
sources to light heater.
Note: For easier installation, lay heater on
its back.
1. With Phillips screwdriver, remove two
screws holding screen in place. Remove
screen.
2. Remove log from inside of deflector.
Discard protective packaging.
3. Gently slide log between log retaining
brackets on deflector assembly (see Figure 3, page 4). The log should fit firmly
against bottom of log retaining brackets.
4. Reattach screen using two screws removed in step 1.
THERMOSTATIC HEAT
CONTROL
This heater has a thermostat sensing bulb
and a control valve. This results in the greatest heater comfort. This can also result in
lower gas bills.
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ASSEMBLY
5.
Continued
6.
Deflector
Heater Cabinet
Log
Hood
Front Panel
7.
8.
Log
Retaining
Brackets
Sheet Metal
Screw
9.
TrussHead
Screw
Slide other end of adjusting plate/shim
in slot on mitered edge of side brass
trim (see Figure 5).
While firmly holding edges of brass
trim together, tighten both set screws
on the adjusting plate with slotted
screwdriver.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for other side.
Place the assembled trim on front of
heater cabinet. Attach on top and sides
with four brass screws included in hardware package (see Figure 6).
Reattach front panel to heater if you are
going to mount the heater to the base.
Do not reattach front panel at this time
if you are going to mount heater to wall.
Burner Shield
Nut
Adjusting
Plate
Top Brass
Trim
Side Brass
Trim
Set
Screws
Screw
Screen
Brass Front Trim
Screw
Shim
Figure 3 - Assembling Heater
WARNING: Always have
burner shield and screen in place
before operating heater. This prevents excessive temperatures on
heater surfaces.
Failure to position the parts in
accordance with these diagrams
or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this heater
may result in property damage or
personal injury.
Attaching Brass Front Trim to
Front Panel
1.
2.
3.
Locate brass front trim in brass trim
package.
Slide the head of two truss-head screws
from hardware packet into each end of
brass front trim (see Figure 4).
Line up screws with holes in front panel
(see Figure 3). Insert screws in holes.
Attach nuts from inside of front panel.
Tighten with wrench.
Front Panel
Brass Front Trim
Slot
Mitered Edge
Slot
Figure 5 - Assembling Brass Trim
Screws
Nut
Truss-Head
Screw
Assembled
Brass Trim
Figure 4 - Attaching Brass Front Trim to
Front Panel
Assembling and Attaching
Brass Trim
1.
2.
3.
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Remove packaging from three remaining pieces of brass trim.
Locate four brass screws, two adjusting plates with set screws, and two
shims in the hardware packet.
Align shim under adjusting plate as
shown in Figure 5.
Slide one end of adjusting plate/shim
in slot on mitered edge of top brass trim
(see Figure 5).
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Figure 6 - Attaching Brass Trim to Heater
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FRESH AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
WARNING: This heater shall
not be installed in a confined space
or unusually tight construction
unless provisions are provided
for adequate combustion and ventilation air. Read the following instructions to insure proper fresh
air for this and other fuel-burning
appliances in your home.
Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased
insulation, and new construction methods
help reduce heat loss in homes. Home owners
weather strip and caulk around windows and
doors to keep the cold air out and the warm air
in. During heating months, home owners
want their homes as airtight as possible.
While it is good to make your home energy
efficient, your home needs to breathe. Fresh
air must enter your home. All fuel-burning
appliances need fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation.
Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and
fuel burning appliances draw air from the
house to operate. You must provide adequate fresh air for these appliances. This
will insure proper venting of vented fuelburning appliances.
PROVIDING ADEQUATE
VENTILATION
Confined and Unconfined Space
The following are excerpts from National
Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54/ANS Z223.1, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation.
All spaces in homes fall into one of the three
following ventilation classifications:
1. Unusually Tight Construction
2. Unconfined Space
3. Confined Space
The information on pages 5 through 7 will
help you classify your space and provide
adequate ventilation.
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh air for
combustion and ventilation. However, in
buildings of unusually tight construction,
you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:
a. walls and ceilings exposed to the
outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with
a rating of one perm (6x10-11 kg
per pa-sec-m2) or less with openings gasketed or sealed and
b. weather stripping has been
added on openable windows and
doors and
c. caulking or sealants are applied
to areas such as joints around
window and door frames, between sole plates and floors, between wall-ceiling joints, between wall panels, at penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and
gas lines, and at other openings.
The National Fuel Gas Code, ANS Z223.1
defines a confined space as a space whose
volume is less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000
Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed
in that space and an unconfined space as a
space whose volume is not less than 50
cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per
kw) of the aggregate input rating of all
appliances installed in that space. Rooms
communicating directly with the space in
which the appliances are installed*, through
openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.
This heater shall not be installed in a confined space or unusually tight construction
unless provisions are provided for adequate
combustion and ventilation air.
* Adjoining rooms are communicating only
if there are doorless passageways or ventilation grills between them.
If your home meets all of the three criteria
above, you must provide additional fresh
air. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors,
page 7.
If your home does not meet all of the three
criteria above, proceed to Determining FreshAir Flow For Heater Location, page 6.
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AIR FOR COMBUSTION
AND VENTILATION
Continued
DETERMINING FRESH-AIR FLOW FOR HEATER LOCATION
Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space
Use this worksheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.
Space: Includes the room in which you will install heater plus any adjoining rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills between
the rooms.
1. Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).
Length x Width x Height = ____________________ cu. ft. (volume of space)
Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space)
If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills or openings, add the volume of these rooms to the total volume of
the space.
2. Divide the space volume by 50 cubic feet to determine the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support.
_____________________(volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = (Maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)
Example: 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = 51.2 or 51,200 (maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)
3. Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.
Vent-free heater
___________________ Btu/Hr
Gas water heater*
___________________ Btu/Hr
Example:
30,000 Btu/Hr
Gas furnace
___________________ Btu/Hr
Gas water heater
Vented gas heater
___________________ Btu/Hr
Vent-free heater + 30,000 Btu/Hr
Gas fireplace logs
___________________ Btu/Hr
Total
= 60,000 Btu/Hr
Other gas appliances* + ___________________ Btu/Hr
Total
= ___________________ Btu/Hr
* Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct-vent draws combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.
4. Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support with the actual amount of Btu/Hr used.
_________________ Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)
_________________ Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)
Example: 51,200 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)
60,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)
The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual Btu/Hr used is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support.
You must provide additional fresh air. Your options are as follows:
A. Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoining room. If the extra space provides an unconfined space, remove door to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between rooms. See Ventilation Air From Inside Building, page 7.
B. Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 7.
C. Install a lower Btu/Hr heater, if lower Btu/Hr size makes room unconfined.
If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support, the space is an unconfined space. You will need no
additional fresh air ventilation.
WARNING: If the area in which the heater may be operated is smaller than that defined as an unconfined space
or if building is of unusually tight construction, provide adequate combustion and ventilation air by one of the
methods described in the National Fuel Gas Code, ANS Z223.1, Section 5.3 or applicable local codes.
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AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
12"
Continued
VENTILATION AIR
Ventilation Air From Inside
Building
This fresh air would come from an adjoining
unconfined space. When ventilating to an
adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two permanent openings: one within
12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the
floor on the wall connecting the two spaces
(see options 1 and 2, Figure 7). You can also
remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 7). Follow the National Fuel
Gas Code, NFPA 54/ANS Z223.1, Section
5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for
required size of ventilation grills or ducts.
WARNING: Rework worksheet, adding the space of the
adjoining unconfined space. The
combined spaces must have
enough fresh air to supply all
appliances in both spaces.
Ventilation
Grills
into Adjoining
Room,
Option 1
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for
inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a
thermostat-controlled power vent. Heated air
entering the attic will activate the power vent.
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Remove
Door into
Adjoining
Room,
Option 3
12"
Figure 7 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building
Ventilation Air From Outdoors
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation
grills or ducts. You must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the
ceiling and one within 12" of the floor.
Connect these items directly to the outdoors
or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces
include attics and crawl spaces. Follow the
National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54/ANS
Z223.1, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and
Ventilation for required size of ventilation
grills or ducts.
Ventilation Grills
Into Adjoining Room,
Option 2
Outlet
Air
Ventilated
Attic
Outlet
Air
To Attic
To
Crawl
Space
Inlet
Air
Ventilated
Crawl Space
Inlet Air
Figure 8 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors
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INSTALLATION
NOTICE: This heater is intended
for use as supplemental heat. Use
this heater along with your primary heating system. Do not install this heater as your primary
heat source. If you have a central
heating system, you may run
system’s circulating blower while
using heater. This will help circulate the heat throughout the
house. In the event of a power
outage, you can use this heater
as your primary heat source.
WARNING: A qualified service person must install heater.
Follow all local codes.
LOCATING HEATER
WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances shown in Figure
9. If you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling, and joining wall.
You can locate heater on floor. The optional hearth base is needed. You can also
install optional decorative mantels on the
heater (some mantels require the hearth
base). IMPORTANT: Only use optional
mantels and hearth base specified in this
manual. Purchase the optional mantel and
hearth base from your dealer. See Accessories, page 23.
The heater may also be mounted on a wall.
You cannot use optional mantel if mounting
heater on a wall.
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use only propane/LP gas. If your gas supply is
not propane/LP, do not install heater. Call
dealer where you bought heater for proper
type heater.
INSTALLATION ITEMS
Before installing heater, make sure you have
the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• equipment shutoff valve *
• ground joint union
• test gauge connection *
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
WARNING: Never install the
heater
• in a bedroom or a bathroom
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture,
clothing, or other flammable
objects are less than 36 inches
from the front, top, or sides of
the heater
• as a fireplace insert
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
CAUTION: This heater creates
warm air currents. These currents
move heat to wall surfaces next to
heater. Installing heater next to
vinyl or cloth wall coverings or
operating heater where impurities
(such as tobacco smoke, aromatic
candles, cleaning fluids, oil or
kerosene lamps, etc.) in the air
exist, may discolor walls.
IMPORTANT: Vent-free heaters add moisture to the air. Although this is beneficial,
installing heater in rooms without enough
ventilation air may cause mildew to form from
too much moisture. See Fresh Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 7.
CAUTION: If you install the
heater in a home garage
• heater pilot and burner must be
at least 18 inches above floor.
• locate heater where moving vehicle will not hit it.
For convenience and efficiency, install heater
• where there is easy access for operation,
inspection, and service.
• in coldest part of room.
An optional fan kit is available from your
dealer. See Accessories, page 23. If planning to use fan, locate heater near an electrical outlet.
CEILING
36"
Minimum
6"
Minimum
From
Sides Of
Heater
* A CSA design-certified equipment shutoff
valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional CSA design-certified
equipment shutoff valve from your dealer.
See Accessories, page 23.
Left
Side
Right
Side
Minimum to
Top Surface
3" of Carpeting,
Tile, or Other
Combustible
Material
FLOOR
Figure 9 - Mounting Clearances As Viewed
From Front of Heater
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INSTALLATION OPTIONS
Marking Screw Locations
Continued
There are three options for mounting this
heater.
A. Mounting heater to wall
B. Mounting heater to optional hearth base
C. Mounting heater to optional mantel
(some mantels require the hearth base)
1.
The thermostat sensing bulb has been placed
inside the heater for protection during shipping.
Locating Thermostat Sensing
Bulb
1.
2.
Remove front panel of heater (see Figure 2, page 3).
Locate thermostat sensing bulb just
under burner assembly.
IMPORTANT: Attach thermostat sensing
bulb to back of heater for proper operation.
Attaching Thermostat Sensing
Bulb
1.
2.
3.
Remove thermostat sensing bulb from
holders inside heater. Route through
slot opening in bottom of heater.
Place clamp on thermostat sensing bulb
as shown in Figure 10. Clamp is provided in hardware package.
Snap clamp into upper mounting hole
as shown in Figure 10. Mounting hole
is located on lower left edge on back
of heater. Make sure the thermostat
sensing bulb is pointing up.
Thermostat
Sensing Bulb
Clamp
A. MOUNTING HEATER TO
WALL
WARNING: Maintain minimum
clearances shown in Figure 11. If
you can, provide greater clearances from floor and joining wall.
2.
Mounting Bracket
The mounting bracket is located in the package tray. Remove mounting bracket from
tray.
3.
Methods For Attaching Mounting
Bracket To Wall
Only use last hole on each end of mounting
bracket to attach bracket to wall. These two
holes are 16 inches apart from their centers.
Attach mounting bracket to wall in one of
two ways.
1. Attaching to wall stud
2. Attaching to wall anchor
Mark screw locations on wall (see Figure 11).
Note: Only mark last hole on each end
of mounting bracket. Insert mounting
screws through these holes only.
Remove tape and mounting bracket
from wall.
11"
Min.
Adjoining Wall
THERMOSTAT SENSING
BULB
Tape mounting bracket to wall where
heater will be located. Make sure
mounting bracket is level.
16"
Only Insert Mounting
Screws Through Last
Hole On Each End
18 3/4"
Min.
Floor
Attaching To Wall Stud: This method pro-
vides the strongest hold. Insert mounting
screws through mounting bracket and into
wall studs.
Attaching To Wall Anchor: This method
allows you to attach mounting bracket to
hollow walls (wall areas between studs) or
to solid walls (concrete or masonry).
Decide which method better suits your needs.
Either method will provide a secure hold for
the mounting bracket.
Figure 10 - Attaching Thermostat Sensing
Bulb
Figure 11 - Mounting Bracket Clearances
Attaching Mounting Bracket To
Wall
Note: Wall anchors, mounting screws, and
spacers are in hardware package. The hardware package is provided with heater.
Attaching To Wall Stud Method
For attaching mounting bracket to wall studs
1. Drill holes at marked locations using
9/64" drill bit.
2. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line
up last hole on each end of bracket with
holes drilled in wall.
3. Insert mounting screws through bracket
and into wall studs.
4. Tighten screws until mounting bracket
is firmly fastened to wall studs.
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Attaching To Wall Anchor Method
For attaching mounting bracket to hollow
walls (wall areas between studs) or solid
walls (concrete or masonry)
1. Drill holes at marked locations using
5/16" drill bit. For solid walls (concrete
or masonry), drill at least 1" deep.
2. Fold wall anchor as shown in Figure 12.
3. Insert wall anchor (wings first) into
hole. Tap anchor flush to wall.
4. For thin walls (1/2" or less), insert red
key into wall anchor. Push red key to
“pop” open anchor wings.
IMPORTANT: Do not hammer key!
For thick walls (over 1/2" thick) or solid
walls, do not pop open wings.
5. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line
up last hole on each end of bracket with
wall anchors.
6. Insert mounting screws through bracket
and into wall anchors.
7. Tighten screws until mounting bracket
is firmly fastened to wall.
Placing Heater On Mounting
Bracket
1.
2.
Locate two horizontal slots on back
panel of heater.
Place heater onto mounting bracket.
Slide horizontal slots onto stand-out
tabs on mounting bracket.
Horizontal Slots
B. MOUNTING HEATER ON
OPTIONAL HEARTH BASE
Stand-Out
Tab
Mounting Bracket
(attached to wall)
Figure 14 - Mounting Heater Onto Mounting Bracket
Installing Bottom Mounting
Screws
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 12 - Folding Anchor
5.
6.
7.
Figure 13 - Popping Open Anchor Wings
For Thin Walls
8.
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Screws
Locate two bottom mounting holes.
These holes are near bottom on back
panel of heater (see Figure 15).
Mark screw locations on wall.
Remove heater from mounting bracket.
If installing bottom mounting screws
into hollow or solid wall, install wall
anchors. Follow steps 1 through 4 under Attaching To Wall Anchor Method.
If installing bottom mounting screw
into wall stud, drill holes at marked locations using 9/64" drill bit.
Replace heater onto mounting bracket.
Place spacers between bottom mounting holes and wall anchor or drilled hole.
Hold spacer in place with one hand.
With other hand, insert mounting screw
through bottom mounting hole and
spacer. Place tip of screw in opening
of wall anchor or drilled hole.
Tighten both screws until heater is firmly
secured to wall. Do not over tighten.
Note: Do not replace front panel at this
time. Replace front panel after making
gas connections and checking for leaks
(see pages 12 and 13).
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Tools needed:
• #2 Phillips screwdriver
• slotted screwdriver
• electric drill (if securing base to floor)
The optional hearth base kit includes the
following:
• Hearth Base
• 4 Wood Screws
• 4 Sheet Metal Screws
• Brass Base Trim
• Hearth Insert
• 4 Anchors
• 2 Brass Screws
Note: It is an option to secure “A” model
hearth base to floor. You must secure the
“B” and “C” model hearth base to floor. To
secure hearth base to floor, follow instructions under Securing Hearth Base to Floor,
page 11. If not securing hearth base to floor,
proceed to Mounting Heater to Optional
Hearth Base, page 11.
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Securing Hearth Base to Floor
Continued
1.
Mounting Heater to Optional
Hearth Base
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Lay heater on its back on a table with
the bottom of heater overhanging the
edge of the table.
Remove 2 shipping screws in bottom
of heater. Discard shipping screws.
Line up mounting holes on top of hearth
base with holes in bottom of heater (see
Figure 16).
Using a Phillips screwdriver, secure
hearth base to heater with four sheet
metal screws (see Figure 16).
Stand heater up on base.
Place hearth insert in hearth base as
shown in Figure 17.
Assemble brass trim (see steps 1
through 7 under Assembling and Attaching Brass Trim, page 4).
Slide base trim on heater base. Attach
brass trim to base with two brass screws
included as shown in Figure 17.
Shipping Screw
2.
3.
Position hearth base in desired location.
Mark holes for drilling (See Figure 16).
Remove hearth base.
For carpeted floor, make a small cut
with a sharp knife at marked locations
before drilling.
If securing to a wood floor, drill a 3/4"
deep hole using a 1/8" diameter drill bit.
Do not use anchors in wood floors. If
securing to a concrete floor, drill a 1 3/8"
deep hole using a 1/4" diameter concrete
drill bit. Completely insert anchors into
each hole.
Mount heater to hearth base following
steps under Mounting Heater to Optional Hearth Base. After mounting
heater, position heater and hearth base
over drilled holes. With slotted screwdriver, secure hearth base to floor with
four wood screws.
C. MOUNTING HEATER TO
OPTIONAL MANTEL.
See Instructions Included
With Mantel Kit.
IMPORTANT: Only use the optional mantels specified in this manual. See Accessories, page 23 for proper mantel kits. This
heater is only approved for use with models
GMF800/GMU801 series, GM900F/
GM901U series, GM902F/GM903U series,
GM700F/GM701U, and GM702F/
GM703U series mantel kits. Using any other
mantel will void the CSA approval for this
heater. Only use models GMF800/GMU801
series, GM900F/GM901U series, GM902F/
GM903U series, GM700F/GM701U, and
GM702F/GM703U series mantels with this
heater. Do not use these mantels with any
other product.
Hearth
Insert
Bottom of Heater
Base
Screw
Brass Base
Trim
Mounting
Holes
Holes for Securing
Heater to Floor
Sheet Metal
Screw
Figure 17 - Placing Hearth Insert on Heater
Base and Attaching Brass Base Trim
Figure 16 - Attaching Heater to Hearth
Base
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Continued
CONNECTING TO GAS
SUPPLY
WARNING: This appliance requires a 3/8" NPT (National Pipe
Thread) inlet connection to the
pressure regulator.
WARNING: A qualified service
person must connect heater to gas
supply. Follow all local codes.
WARNING: Never connect
heater to private (non-utility) gas
wells. This gas is commonly
known as wellhead gas.
The installer must supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce
incoming gas pressure. You must reduce
incoming gas pressure to between 11 and 14
inches of water. If you do not reduce incoming gas pressure, heater regulator damage
could occur. Install external regulator with
the vent pointing down as shown in Figure
18. Pointing the vent down protects it from
freezing rain or sleet.
CAUTION: Use only new,
black iron or steel pipe. Internally-tinned copper tubing may
be used in certain areas. Check
your local codes. Use pipe of 1/2"
or greater diameter to allow
proper gas volume to heater. If
pipe is too small, undue loss of
pressure will occur.
Installation must include an equipment
shutoff valve, union, and plugged 1/8" NPT
tap. Locate NPT tap within reach for test
gauge hook up. NPT tap must be upstream
from heater (see Figure 19).
IMPORTANT: Install an equipment shutoff
valve in an accessible location. The equipment shutoff valve is for turning on or
shutting off the gas to the appliance.
We recommend that you install a sediment
trap in supply line as shown in Figure 19.
Locate sediment trap where it is within
reach for cleaning. Install in piping system
between fuel supply and heater. Locate sediment trap where trapped matter is not likely
to freeze. A sediment trap traps moisture
and contaminants. This keeps them from
going into heater controls. If sediment trap
is not installed or is installed wrong, heater
may not run properly.
IMPORTANT: Hold pressure regulator with
wrench when connecting it to gas piping
and/or fittings.
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male
threads. This will prevent excess sealant
from going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe
could result in clogged heater valves.
Note: Burner bracket
not shown for clarity
Pressure
Regulator
3/8" NPT
Pipe Nipple
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Tee Joint
External
Regulator
Test Gauge
Connection *
Vent
Pointing
Down
Figure 18 - External Regulator with Vent
Pointing Down
CAUTION: Use pipe joint sealant that is resistant to liquid petroleum (LP) gas.
Ground
Union Joint
Heater
Cabinet
Reducer
Bushing to
1/8" NPT
Equipment
Shutoff Valve *
1/8" NPT
Plug Tap
From External
Regulator (11" W.C.
to 14" W.C. Pressure)
Tee Joint
Sediment Trap
Pipe Nipple
3" Minimum
Cap
Figure 19 - Gas Connection
* A CSA design-certified equipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional CSA design-certified equipment
shutoff valve from your dealer. See Accessories, page 23.
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CHECKING GAS
CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping and connections for leaks
after installing or servicing. Correct all leaks at once.
WARNING: Never use an open
flame to check for a leak. Apply a
mixture of liquid soap and water
to all joints. Bubbles forming show
a leak. Correct all leaks at once.
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than
1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
Pressure Testing Heater Gas
Connections
1.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 20).
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane/LP supply tank valve.
Check all joints from propane/LP supply tank to equipment shutoff valve (see
Figure 21). Apply mixture of liquid
soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Equipment
Shutoff
Valve
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG
(3.5 kPa)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Disconnect appliance with its appliance
main gas valve (control valve) and equipment shutoff valve from gas supply piping system. Pressures in excess of 1/2 psig
will damage heater regulator.
Cap off open end of gas pipe where
equipment shutoff valve was connected.
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane/LP supply tank valve.
Check all joints of gas supply piping
system. Apply mixture of liquid soap
and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Reconnect fireplace and equipment
shutoff valve to gas supply. Check reconnected fittings for leaks.
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5.
6.
ON
Open
POSITION
7.
CAUTION: Make sure external regulator has been installed
between propane/LP supply and
heater. See guidelines under Connecting to Gas Supply, page 12.
Pressure Testing Gas Supply
Piping System
2.
3.
8.
Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 20).
Open propane/LP supply tank valve.
Make sure control knob of heater is in
the OFF position.
Check all joints from equipment shutoff
valve to thermostat gas valve (see Figure 21). Apply mixture of liquid soap
and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Light heater (see Operating Heater,
pages 14 and 15). Check all other internal joints for leaks.
Turn off heater (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 14).
Replace front panel.
OFF
Closed
POSITION
Figure 20 - Equipment Shutoff Valve
Thermostat Gas
Valve Location
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Equipment
Shutoff
Valve
Figure 21 - Checking Gas Joints
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INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING
HEATER
3.
4.
5.
6.
Ignitor Button
Keep control knob pressed in for 30
seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob.
• If control knob does not pop up
when released, contact a qualified service person or gas supplier for repairs.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps
3 through 7. This heater has a safety
interlock system. Wait one (1)
minute before lighting pilot again.
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Pilot Burner
Figure 23 - Pilot
8.
Turn control knob counterclockwise
C-clockwise to desired heating level. The
main burner should light. Set control
knob to any heat level between HI
and LO.
CAUTION: Do not try to adjust
heating levels by using the equipment shutoff valve.
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
Shutting Off Heater
1.
Control Knob
Turn control knob clockwise
to the OFF position.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be performed.
LO
2.
IH
A. This appliance has a pilot which must
be lighted by hand. When lighting the
pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all
around the appliance area for gas. Be
sure to smell next to the floor because
some gas is heavier than air and will
settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL
GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric 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.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn
the gas control knob. Never use tools.
If the knob will not push in or turn
by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a
qualified service technician or gas
supplier. Force or attempted repair
may result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part
has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under water.
2.
STOP! Read the safety information,
column 1.
Make sure equipment shutoff valve
is fully open.
Turn control knob clockwise
to the OFF position.
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any
gas. Then smell for gas, including
near the floor. If you smell gas,
STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information. If you don’t smell gas, go
to the next step.
Turn control knob counterclockwise
C-clockwise to the PILOT position. Press
in control knob for five (5) seconds
(see Figure 22).
Note: You may be running this
heater for the first time after hooking up to gas supply. If so, the control knob may need to be pressed in
for 30 seconds. This will allow air to
bleed from the gas system.
With control knob pressed in, push
down and release ignitor button.
This will light pilot. The pilot is attached to the front of burner. If
needed, keep pressing ignitor button until pilot lights.
Note: If pilot does not stay lit, refer
to Troubleshooting, pages 16 through
18. Also contact a qualified service
person or gas supplier for repairs.
Until repairs are made, light pilot with
match. To light pilot with match, see
Manual Lighting Procedure, page 15.
PIL
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
1.
OFFOT
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE
LIGHTING
7.
Shutting Off Burner Only (pilot
stays lit)
IGNITOR
Figure 22 - Control Knob In The OFF
Position
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THERMOSTAT
CONTROL
OPERATION
The thermostatic control used on this
heater differs from standard thermostats.
Standard thermostats simply turn on and
off the burner. The thermostat used on
this heater senses the room temperature.
The thermostat adjusts the amount of gas
flow to the burner. This increases or decreases the burner flame height. At times
the room may exceed the set temperature.
If so, the burner will shut off. The burner
will cycle back on when room temperature
drops below the set temperature.
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame
pattern often.
PILOT FLAME PATTERN
Figure 24 shows a correct pilot flame pattern.
Figure 25 shows an incorrect pilot flame
pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple. This will cause the
thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the heater will shut down.
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown
in Figure 25
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 14)
• see Troubleshooting, pages 16 through 18
Pilot Burner
The control knob can be set to any heat
level between HI and LO.
Note: The thermostat sensing bulb measures the temperature of air near the
heater cabinet. This may not always agree
with room temperature (depending on
housing construction, installation location, room size, open air temperatures,
etc.). Frequent use of your heater will let
you determine your own comfort levels.
Thermocouple
Figure 24 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Pilot Burner
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove front panel (see Figure 2,
page 3).
Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions, page 14.
With control knob pressed in, strike
match. Hold match to pilot until pilot lights.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30
seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob. Now
follow step 8 under Lighting Instructions, page 14.
Replace front panel.
Figure 26 shows a correct burner flame
pattern. Figure 27 shows an incorrect burner
flame pattern. The incorrect burner flame
pattern shows yellow tipping of the flame. It
also shows the flame higher than one inch
above the log.
Note: When using the heater the first time,
the flame will be yellow for approximately
one hour until the log cures.
WARNING: If yellow tipping
occurs, your heater could produce increased levels of carbon
monoxide. If burner flame pattern shows yellow tipping, follow
instructions, bottom of this page.
NOTICE: Do not mistake orange
flames with yellow tipping. Dirt
or other fine particles enter the
heater and burn causing brief
patches of orange flame.
If burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown
in Figure 27
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 14)
• see Troubleshooting, pages 16 through 18
Top of Flame Even
With Top of Log
Thermocouple
MANUAL LIGHTING
PROCEDURE
1.
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
INSPECTING
BURNER
Figure 25 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 26 - Correct Burner Flame Pattern
Yellow Tipping
Figure 27 - Incorrect Burner Flame Pattern
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WARNING: Turn off and unplug heater and let cool before
servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and
repair heater.
CAUTION: Never use a wire,
needle, or similar object to clean
ODS/pilot. This can damage ODS/
pilot unit.
Note: All troubleshooting items are listed in
order of operation.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
When ignitor button is pressed, there is no
spark at ODS/pilot
1. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong
2. Ignitor electrode broken
3. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable
4. Ignitor cable pinched or wet
1. Replace ignitor
2. Replace ignitor
3. Reconnect ignitor cable
5. Piezo ignitor nut is loose
6. Broken ignitor cable
7. Bad piezo ignitor
When ignitor button is pressed, there is
spark at ODS/pilot but no ignition
1. Gas supply turned off or equipment
shutoff valve closed
2. Control knob not in PILOT position
3. Control knob not pressed in while in
PILOT position
4. Air in gas lines when installed
5. Depleted gas supply
6. ODS/pilot is clogged
7. Gas regulator setting is not correct
ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when
control knob is released
1. Control knob not fully pressed in
2. Control knob not pressed in long enough
3. Safety interlock system has been triggered
4. Equipment shutoff valve not fully open
5. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve
6. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple,
which allows thermocouple to cool,
causing pilot flame to go out. This problem could be caused by one or both of
the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially clogged ODS/pilot
7. Thermocouple damaged
8. Control valve damaged
4. Free ignitor cable if pinched by any
metal or tubing. Keep ignitor cable dry
5. Tighten nut holding piezo ignitor to
heater cabinet. Nut is located inside
heater cabinet at top
6. Replace ignitor cable
7. Replace piezo ignitor
1. Turn on gas supply or open equipment
shutoff valve
2. Turn control knob to PILOT position
3. Press in control knob while in PILOT
position
4. Continue holding down control knob. Repeat igniting operation until air is removed
5. Contact local propane/LP gas company
6. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
7. Replace gas regulator
1. Press in control knob fully
2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep control
knob pressed in 30 seconds
3. Wait one minute for safety interlock system to reset. Repeat ignition operation
4. Fully open equipment shutoff valve
5. Hand tighten until snug, then tighten
1/4 turn more
6. A) Contact local propane/LP company
B) Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
7. Replace thermocouple
8. Replace control valve
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OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit
1. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Clean burner (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner orifice
2. Replace burner orifice
3. Contact local propane/LP company
2. Burner orifice diameter is too small
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low
Delayed ignition of burner
1. Manifold pressure is too low
2. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Contact local propane/LP company
2. Clean burner (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner orifice
Burner backfiring during combustion
1. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged
1. Clean burner (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner orifice
2. Replace burner
3. Replace gas regulator
2. Burner damaged
3. Gas regulator defective
Yellow flame during burner combustion
1. Not enough air
1. Check burner for dirt and debris. If
found, clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19)
2. Replace gas regulator
2. Gas regulator defective
Slight smoke or odor during initial operation
1. Residues from manufacturing processes
1. Problem will stop after a few hours of
operation
Heater produces a whistling noise when
burner is lit
1. Turning control knob to HI position
when burner is cold
2. Air in gas line
1. Turn control knob to LO position and
let warm up for a minute
2. Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas line checked by local propane/LP company
3. Observe minimum installation clearances (see Figure 9, page 8)
4. Clean burner (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner orifice
3. Air passageways on heater blocked
4. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice
White powder residue forming within burner
box or on adjacent walls or furniture
1. When heated, vapors from furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaners, etc. turn into
white powder residue
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1. Turn heater off when using furniture
polish, wax, carpet cleaners, or similar
products
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PROPANE/LP GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
WARNING: 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.
IMPORTANT: Operating heater where impurities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning
supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or textiles,
etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and create odors.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Heater produces a clicking/ticking noise
just after burner is lit or shut off
1. Metal expanding while heating or contracting while cooling
1. This is common with most heaters. If
noise is excessive, contact qualified service person
Heater produces unwanted odors
1. Heater burning vapors from paint, hair
spray, glues, etc. (see IMPORTANT
statement above)
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
1. Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing products while heater is running
Heater shuts off in use (ODS operates)
1. Not enough fresh air is available
2. Low line pressure
3. ODS/pilot is partially clogged
1. Open window and/or door for ventilation
2. Contact local propane/LP company
3. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19)
Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF
position
1. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
2. Control valve defective
1. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 13)
2. Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion
1. Foreign matter between control valve
and burner
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
1. Take apart gas tubing and remove foreign matter
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 13)
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 13)
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CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Turn off heater
and let cool before cleaning.
CAUTION: You must keep
control areas, burner, and circulating air passageways of heater
clean. Inspect these areas of
heater before each use. Have
heater inspected yearly by a qualified service person. Heater may
need more frequent cleaning due
to excessive lint from carpeting,
pet hair, bedding material, etc.
CLEANING BURNER
INJECTOR HOLDER AND
PILOT AIR INLET HOLE
The primary air inlet holes allow the proper
amount of air to mix with the gas. This
provides a clean burning flame. Keep these
holes clear of dust, dirt, lint, and pet hair.
Clean these air inlet holes prior to each
heating season. Blocked air holes will create soot. We recommend that you clean the
unit every three months during operation
and have heater inspected yearly by a qualified service person.
We also recommend that you keep the burner
tube and pilot assembly clean and free of
dust and dirt. To clean these parts we recommend using compressed air no greater than
30 PSI. Your local computer store, hardware store, or home center may carry compressed air in a can. You can use a vacuum
cleaner in the blow position. If using compressed air in a can, please follow the directions on the can. If you don't follow directions on the can, you could damage the pilot
assembly.
1. Shut off the unit, including the pilot.
Allow the unit to cool for at least thirty
minutes.
2. Inspect burner, pilot, and primary air
inlet holes on injector holder for dust
and dirt (see Figure 28).
3. Blow air through the ports/slots and
holes in the burner.
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4.
5.
6.
Check the injector holder located at the
end of the burner tube again. Remove
any large particles of dust, dirt, lint, or
pet hairs with a soft cloth or vacuum
cleaner nozzle.
Blow air into the primary air holes on
the injector holder.
In case any large clumps of dust have
now been pushed into the burner repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Clean the pilot assembly also. A yellow tip
on the pilot flame indicates dust and dirt in
the pilot assembly. There is a small pilot air
inlet hole about two inches from where the
pilot flame comes out of the pilot assembly
(see Figure 29). With the unit off, lightly
blow air through the air inlet hole. You may
blow through a drinking straw if compressed
air is not available.
Ports/Slots
Injector
Holder
Primary Air
Inlet Hole
REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
PARTS UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product.
If they can’t supply original replacement
part(s), call DESA International’s Technical Service Department at 1-800-323-5190
for referral information.
When calling DESA International, have
ready
• your name
• your address
• model and serial numbers of your heater
• how heater was malfunctioning
• type of gas used (propane/LP or natural
gas)
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the defective part to the factory.
Burner
Tube
PARTS NOT UNDER
WARRANTY
Figure 28 - Injector Holder On Outlet
Burner Tube
Pilot Air Inlet Hole
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If
they can’t supply original replacement part(s),
call DESA International’s Parts Department
at 1-800-972-7879 for referral information.
When calling DESA International, have
ready
• model number of your heater
• the replacement part number
Pilot Assembly
Figure 29 - Pilot Inlet Air Hole
CABINET
Air Passageways
• Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized air
to clean.
Exterior
• Use a soft cloth dampened with a mild
soap and water mixture. Wipe the cabinet to remove dust.
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PROPANE/LP GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
ILLUSTRATED
PARTS
BREAKDOWN
27
24
8
VMH3000TPA
25
23
7
26
10
20
6
16
13
18
12
14
6
5
10
17
9
11
21
15
1
28
3
1
1
22
1
19
4
1
2
1
1
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PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 19 of this manual.
VMH3000TPA
KEY
NO.
VMH3000TPA
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
098304-01
100566-01CK
100573-01BR
100568-02
107122-01
098303-02
099066-01
M11084-26
107058-01
098271-03
098249-01
107486-01
103447-01
099387-03
103845-10
NJF-8C
099415-06
103408-01
103255-01
103256-01
107218-01
107060-01
098522-13
105556-01
097159-04
099211-01
104373-02
107061-01
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel
Screen Assembly
Burner Shield
Log, Service Kit
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Mounting Bracket
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Deflector Unit
Ignitor Cable
Nut, M5
ODS/Pilot Assembly
Burner
3/16" Pilot Tubing
Injector
Nut, Hex
Pressure Regulator
Burner Bracket
3/8" Outlet (Burner) Tubing
3/8" Inlet Tubing
Deflector Baffle
Log Strap
Thermostat Gas Valve
Cabinet
Piezo Ignitor
Screw, #10 x 2.5"
Baffle
Hood
QTY.
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1
1
1
1
4
1
3
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE — NOT SHOWN
100562-01
100563-01
101899-01
100769-02
100642-01
100565-01
101416-44
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Lighting Instructions Plate
Warning Plate
Brass Trim Assembly
Brass Trim Hardware
Hardware Package
Warning Plate Fastener Kit
Instructional Video
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1
1
1
1
1
1
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PROPANE/LP GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
SPECIFICATIONS
Btu (Variable)
Type Gas
Ignition
Pressure Regulator Setting
Inlet Gas Pressure (in. of water) *
Maximum
Minimum
Dimensions, Inches (H x W x D)
Heater
Carton
Weight (pounds)
Heater
Shipping
* For purposes of input adjustment
TECHNICAL
SERVICE
15,000/30,000
Propane/LP Only
Piezo
8" W.C.
You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting. If
so, contact DESA International’s Technical
Service Department at 1-800-323-5190.
14"
11"
You can also visit DESA International’s
technical service web site at
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23.75 x 25.9 x 8.5
25.8 x 28.7 x 10.1
SERVICE HINTS
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35
When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
•
•
•
•
pilot will not stay lit
burner(s) will have delayed ignition
heater will not produce specified heat
propane/LP gas supply may be low
When Gas Quality Is Bad
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner(s) will produce flames and soot
• heater will backfire when lit
You may feel your gas pressure is too low or
gas quality is bad. If so, contact your local
propane/LP supplier.
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ACCESSORIES
Purchase these heater accessories from your
local dealer. If they can not supply these
accessories call DESA International’s Sales
Department at 1-800-458-2472 for information. You can also write to the address
listed on the back page of this manual.
HEARTH BASE - GHB802
SERIES
EQUIPMENT SHUTOFF
VALVE - GA5010
For locating heater on the floor. Includes
brass trim. Complete installation instructions included.
Equipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap.
PREMIER MANTEL
Unfinished - GM903U Series
Finished - GM902F Series
White Lacquer - GM904W Series
For use with heater. Features a built-in base.
Sturdy hardwood construction with classic
styling and attractive molding. Available in
white lacquer, walnut finish or an unfinished hardwood, ready to stain or paint.
Complete assembly and installation instructions included.
Note: White lacquer mantel features differ
slightly from illustration.
FAN KITS
GA3100A - Manually-Controlled
GA3200TA - ThermostaticallyControlled
Provides better heat distribution. Makes
heater more efficient. Complete installation
and operating instructions included.
CLEANING KIT - GCK
(Not Shown)
Your vent-free gas appliance requires regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent
performance problems. This kit gives you
the tools and instructions to make it easy to
clean all critical areas of your appliance.
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CORNER MANTEL
Unfinished - GM703U Series
Finished - GM702F Series
For use with heater. Features a built-in base.
Space-saving corner design featuring clean,
classic lines. Available in a walnut finish or
an unfinished hardwood, ready to stain or
paint. Complete assembly and installation
instructions included.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model
Serial No.
Date Purchased
Always specify model and serial numbers when communicating with the factory.
We reserve the right to amend these specifications at any time without notice. The only warranty applicable is our standard written
warranty. We make no other warranty, expressed or implied.
LIMITED WARRANTY
VENT-FREE PROPANE/LP GAS HEATERS
DESA International warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and components for four (4) years and five (5) years on
stainless steel burners from the date of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly installed, operated and maintained in
accordance with all applicable instructions. To make a claim under this warranty the Bill of Sale or cancelled check must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this heater to proper
operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a DESA Authorized Service Center. Warranty part(s) MUST be obtained
through authorized dealers of this product and/or DESA International who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use
original factory replacement parts voids this warranty. The heater MUST be installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local
codes and instructions furnished with the unit.
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear, or parts that fail or become damaged
as a result of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance or defects caused by improper installation. Travel, diagnostic cost, labor,
transportation and any and all such other costs related to repairing a defective heater will be the responsibility of the owner.
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THE JURISDICTION THAT GOVERNS THE SALE OF THE PRODUCT;
THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES AND LIMITS THE DURATION
OF ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO FOUR (4) YEARS ON ALL COMPONENTS AND FIVE (5) YEARS ON STAINLESS STEEL
BURNERS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PURCHASE; AND DESA INTERNATIONAL’S LIABILITY IS HEREBY LIMITED TO
THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT AND DESA INTERNATIONAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER
DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation on implied warranties, or exclusion or limitation on damages may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty write:
INTERNATIONAL
2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
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