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PRACTICAL USER’S GUIDE
FOR THE DIMPLEX
ELECTRIC FIREPLACE
MODEL NUMBER:
DF2608
Quality checked by:
Valued Customer,
We are pleased that you have chosen to purchase an
electric fireplace by Dimplex North America Ltd. Over the
years, valuable memories will occur around the warmth and
comfort of your hearth. Thank you for allowing our product to
be the backdrop for those special moments.
7208680100R01
CONTENTS
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Important Instructions
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Fireplace Installation
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Operation
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Maintenance
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Warranty
Quick Reference Guide for the Dimplex
Electric Fireplace
1. Prior to the first use of the fireplace verify the
following:
• Are the circuit breakers for the socket the
unit uses on?
• Are the light bulbs in your fireplace
loose? (to check, follow the instructions
for replacing the light bulbs under the
maintenance section of this manual)
2. The heater on your fireplace may emit a slight,
harmless odor when first used. This odor is a
normal condition caused by the initial heating of
internal heater parts and will not occur again.
3. The information regarding the model of your
fireplace can be found on the rating plate. See
Page 2 for location.
4. If you have any technical questions regarding
the operation or service of your fireplace have
your Model and Serial Number ready, and
contact Dimplex North America technical
support at 1-888-DIMPLEX (1-888-346-7539) before
returning the product to the point of purchase.
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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
Please Retain This User’s Guide for Future Reference
1. Read all instructions before using the electric fireplace.
2. This fireplace is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let
bare skin touch hot surfaces. The trim around the heater
outlet becomes hot during heater operation.
3. Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used by
or near children or invalids and whenever the unit is left
operating and unattended.
4. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
5.The appliance is not intended for use by young children or
infirmed persons without supervision.
6. The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is
accessible.
7. Always unplug the electric fireplace when not in use.
8. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, or its service agent, or a qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard.
9. Do not operate any unit with a damaged cord or plug, or if
the heater has malfunctioned, or if the electric fireplace has
been dropped or damaged in any manner. Contact Dimplex
Technical Service 1-888-346-7539.
10. Do not use outdoors.
11. Never locate fireplace where it may fall into a bathtub or
other water container.
12. Do not install the fireplace directly on carpet or a similar
surface which may restrict air circulation beneath the unit.
13. Do not run the 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.
14. Do not locate the heater immediately below a fixed
socket-outlet.
15. To disconnect the fireplace, turn the controls off, then
remove the plug from the outlet.
16. 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 to the heater.
17. Although this unit is of zero clearance design, to prevent a
possible fire, do not block air intake or exhaust in any
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manner. Do not use on soft surfaces, like a bed, where
openings may become blocked.
18. All electrical heaters have hot and arching or sparking
parts inside. Do not use in areas where gasoline, paint, or
flammable liquids are used or stored or where the unit will be
exposed to flammable vapors.
19. Do not modify the electric fireplace. Use it only as
described in this manual. Any other use not recommended by
the manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock or injury to
persons.
20. Avoid the use of an extension cord. Extension cords may
overheat and cause a risk of fire. If you must use an
extension cord, the cord shall be No. 16 AWG minimum size
and rated not less then 1875 watts.
21. Do not burn wood or other materials in the electric
fireplace.
22. Do not strike the fireplace glass.
23. Always use a certified electrician should new circuits or
outlets be required.
24. Always use properly grounded, fused and polarized
outlets.
25. Disconnect all power supply before performing any
cleaning, maintenance or relocation of the unit.
26. When transporting or storing the unit and cord, keep in a
dry place, free from excessive vibration and store so as to
avoid damage.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Procedures and techniques that are considered
important enough to emphasize.
CAUTION: Procedures and techniques which, if not carefully
followed, will result in damage to the equipment.
WARNING: Procedures and techniques which, if not
carefully followed, will expose the user to the risk of fire,
serious injury, illness or death.
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Warning Label
Important Instructions
If you have any questions regarding our products please have
the product model number and serial numbers available upon
calling Dimplex customer service or technical support. To
locate the model and serial number labels see below. Record
the model number, serial number on the front cover of this
manual for future reference.
Model Number
Serial
Number
Serial Number
Model Number
Model Number
Firebox
Serial
Number
Carton
WARNING
Ensure the power cord is not installed so that it is pinched or
against any sharp edges and ensure that the power cord is
stored or secured to avoid tripping or snagging to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons. Electrical
outlet wiring must comply with local building codes and other
applicable regulations to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and injury to persons.
Do not attempt to wire your own new outlets or circuits. To
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons,
always use a licensed electrician.
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Site Selection and Preparation
This section provides instructions for selecting a location and
preparing the site to install the fireplace into your Dimplex
mantel surround.
1. Select a suitable location that is not susceptible to
moisture and is away from drapes, furniture and high
traffic.
2. For ease of electrical hook up you may wish to locate
the fireplace near an existing outlet. (refer to NOTE 1)
3. Store the fireplace in a safe dry and dust free
location.
CAUTION
Clearance for air circulation beneath the fireplace is provided
by two spacers. DO NOT INSTALL FIREPLACE DIRECTLY
ON CARPET OR SIMILAR SURFACES WHICH MAY
RESTRICT AIR CIRCULATION. If installing the fireplace in a
carpeted area, place a one-piece, solid flat surface under the
fireplace. Ensure that all feet rest securely on this surface.
NOTE
The dimensions of the fireplace are 27.35" wide X 23.465"
high X 8.75" deep. The fireplace does not require any
additional venting.
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Fireplace Installation
Install the fireplace assembly into the mantel. (refer to mantel
assembly instructions)
NOTE
A 15 AMP, 120 VOLT circuit is required. A dedicated circuit is
preferred but not essential in all cases. A dedicated circuit
will be required if after installation the circuit breaker trips or
fuse blows on a regular basis when the heater is operating.
Additional appliances on the same circuit may exceed the
current rating of the circuit breaker.
IMPORTANT
If not using a Dimplex mantel, the fireplace must be installed
in an enclosure with the following MINIMUM dimensions.
23”
26.75”
9”
New Wall Construction
1. Although this unit is of zero clearance design, select
a suitable location that is not susceptible to moisture
and is away from drapes, furniture and high traffic.
2. Place the fireplace in the desired location to see how
it will look in the room.
3. Mark the desired location on the floor.
4. Use studs to frame an opening of 26.75" wide X 23"
high X 9" deep.
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Option #1
The power cord can be run from behind the trim and along
the wall to an outlet near the fireplace.
Option #2
A new outlet can be installed inside the framing
construction.
Plug the unit into a 15Amp/120Volt outlet. If the cord
does not reach, you may use an
extension cord rated for a minimum of 1875 watts.
Existing Fireplace:
1. Seal all drafts and vents with a non-fibrous insulation
material to prevent any chimney debris from falling
onto the fireplace. Do not install into an existing
fireplace that is prone to dampness.
2. Cap the top of the chimney flue to prevent rain from
entering.
3. Plan your electric power supply.
4. The power cord can run along the front of the hearth
to an outlet near the fireplace.
CAUTION
Clearance for air circulation beneath the fireplace insert is
provided by two spacers. DO NOT INSTALL THE
FIREPLACE INSERT DIRECTLY ON CARPET OR SIMILAR
SURFACES WHICH MAY RESTRICT AIR CIRCULATION. If
installing the fireplace in a carpeted area, place a one-piece,
solid, flat surface under the fireplace insert. Ensure that all
three of the insert’s feet rest securely on this surface.
For Bathroom Use
If this unit is installed in a bathroom it must be protected by a
GFI receptacle or circuit. If receptacle is used it must be
readily accessible. To prevent electrical shock this unit is an
electrical appliance that is not watertight and must be
installed as to prevent water from entering unit. This must be
installed away from showers, tubs, etc. Never locate fireplace
where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container. High
temperatures may be generated under certain abnormal
conditions. Do not partially or fully cover or obstruct the front
of this heater.
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Operation
Electric Fireplace Manual Control
The manual controls for the fireplace are behind the access
panel located at the bottom of the fireplace.
A. Three position ON/OFF switch
The switch has two ON positions marked with I and II
The I position is for manual operation.
In this position the built-in remote control is bypassed.
The II position is for operating the unit with the provided
remote control.
When in II position the unit is operated with the ON and
OFF buttons of the remote control.
When the switch is in the center position the unit is off.
B. Flame Action Control
Turn the flame action control knob to adjust the flame
speed to the desired level.
C. Flame Brightness Control
Turn the flame brightness control knob to increase or
decrease the brightness of the flame
and embers.
D. Heater ON/OFF Switch
The heater on/off switch supplies power to the heating unit
when main on/off switch (A) is on.
E. Heater Thermostat Control
To adjust the temperature to your individual requirements,
turn the thermostat control
clockwise all the way to turn on the heater. When the room
reaches the desired temperature, turn the thermostat
knob counter clockwise until you hear a click. Leave in this
position to maintain the room temperature at its setting.
For additional heat, turn clockwise
until you hear the click again and the heater will turn on. To
turn the heater off, rotate the knob fully counter clockwise.
A
B
C
E
D
Resetting the Temperature Cutoff Switch
This unit is equipped with a thermostat which controls the
temperature of the room by turning the heater on and off.
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The heater is protected with a safety device to prevent
overheating. Should the heater overheat, an automatic cut out
will turn the heater off and it will not come back on without
being reset. It can be reset by switching the ON/OFF
SWITCH to OFF and waiting 5 minutes before switching the
unit back on.
CAUTION
If you need to continuously reset the heater, unplug the unit
and call Technical Support at
1-800-668-6663. Please have your model and serial number
ready when calling.
Remote Control
The firepalce is supplied with an integrated on/off
remote control.
Note: Ensure that the 3 position switch on the
fireplace is set to the remote control setting.
To operate, push the ON button to turn the fireplace
on, push the OFF button to turn the fireplace off.
Battery Replacement
To replace the battery, slide battery cover open on
the hand held transmitter.
Correctly install one 12 volt (A23) battery in the
battery holder.
Close the battery cover.
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Maintenance
WARNING
Disconnect the power before attempting any maintenance or
cleaning to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or damage
to persons.
Light Bulb Replacement
Allow at least 5 minutes for the light bulbs to cool before
touching them to avoid accidental burning of the skin. The
light bulbs need to be replaced when you notice a dark
section of the flame or when the clarity and detail of the log
ember bed exterior reduces. There are three bulbs under the
log set, which generate the flames and embers, and two
bulbs above the log that illuminate the log exterior.
Lower Light Bulb Requirements
Quantity of 3 clear chandelier or candelabra bulbs with an E12 (small) socket base, 60 watt rating. Example: GE 60BC
or Philips 60 CTC.
DO NOT EXCEED 60 WATTS PER BULB
Helpful Hints
It is a good idea to replace all light bulbs at one time if they
are close to the end of their rated life. Group replacement will
reduce the number of times you need to open the unit to
replace light bulbs. Care must be taken when removing the
logset as the logset contains LED’s and wires.
Upper
Bulbs
Lower
Bulbs
Trim
Logset
Front
Glass
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Figure 3
To access the lower light bulb area:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Slide fireplace out of mantel
Lay unit on it’s back for safe removal of front glass.
Remove 4 Phillips screws from the right side of trim.
Slide glass to right side of fireplace to remove.
Pull the front edge of the plastic ember bed or plastic
grate up and forward until the rear tab releases from
the ledge located at the bottom of the mirror.
6. Remove flicker rod by sliding flicker rod to the left
away
from the flicker motor and lifting out.
7. Remove light bracket for easier access to light bulbs.
IMPORTANT
Only handle the logset by the emberbed.
NOTE
Logset fits tightly into firebox, some force may be necessary
to remove.
8. Set logset in front of fireplace.
9. Unscrew bulbs counter clockwise.
10. Insert new bulbs.
11. Replace the logset by inserting the front edge of the
fireplace and push down on the rear edge of the
emberbed until it snaps into place. (Figure 3)
12. Lay unit on it’s back and slide front glass back into
position and attach trim.
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NOTE
Ensure the logset is installed tightly under the back ledge to
prevent light leakage.
Upper Light Bulb Requirements
Quantity of 2 clear chandelier or candelabra bulbs with an E12 (small) socket base, 15 watt rating.
DO NOT EXCEED 25 WATTS PER BULB
To access the upper light bulb area:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Slide fireplace out of mantel
Lay unit on it’s back for safe removal of front glass.
Remove 4 Phillips screws from right side of trim.
Remove trim.
Slide glass to the right side of the fireplace to
remove.
6. Upper bulbs located in the upper left and upper right
corners of fireplace.
7. Unscrew bulbs counter clockwise.
8. Insert new bulbs.
9. Re-install upper light bracket.
10. Lay unit on it’s back slide front glass back into
position and attach trim.
Glass Cleaning
The glass is cleaned in the factory during the assembly
operation. During shipment, installation, handling, etc., the
glass may collect dust particles; these can be removed by
dusting lightly with a clean dry cloth.
To remove fingerprints or other marks, the glass can be
cleaned with a damp cloth. To prevent scratching, do not use
abrasive cleaners or spray liquids on the any surface.
Fireplace Surface Cleaning
Use a cloth dampened with warm water only to clean painted
surfaces of the electric fireplace. Do not use abrasive
cleaners.
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Two Year Limited Warranty
Products to which this limited warranty applies
This limited warranty applies to your newly purchased
Dimplex electric fireplace. This limited warranty applies only
to purchases made in any province of Canada except for
Yukon Territory, Nunavut, or Northwest Territories or in any of
the 50 States of the USA (and the District of Columbia)
except for Hawaii and Alaska. This limited warranty applies to
the original purchaser of the product only and is not
transferable.
Products excluded from this limited warranty
Light bulbs are not covered by this limited warranty and are
the sole responsibility of the owner/purchaser. Products
purchased in Yukon Territory, Nunavut, Northwest Territories,
Hawaii, or Alaska are not covered by this limited warranty.
Products purchased in these States, provinces, or territories
are sold AS IS without warranty or condition of any kind
(including, without limitation, any implied warranties or
conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose) and the entire risk of as to the quality and
performance of the products is with the purchaser, and in the
event of a defect the purchaser assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing or repair.
What this limited warranty covers and for how long
Products, other than fireplace surrounds (mantels) and trims,
covered by this limited warranty have been tested and
inspected prior to shipment and, subject to the provisions of
this warranty, Dimplex warrants such products to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2 years
from the date of the first purchase of such products.
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Dimplex fireplace surrounds (mantels) and trims covered by
this limited warranty have been tested and inspected prior to
shipment and, subject to the provisions of this warranty,
Dimplex warrants such products to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date
of first purchase of such products.
The limited 2 year warranty period for products other than
fireplace surrounds (mantels) and trims and the limited 1 year
warranty period for fireplace surrounds (mantels) and trims
also applies to any implied warranties that may exist under
applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation
may not apply to the purchaser.
What this limited warranty does not cover
This limited warranty does not apply to products that have
been repaired (except by Dimplex or its authorized service
representatives) or otherwise altered. This limited warranty
does further not apply to defects resulting from misuse,
abuse, accident, neglect, incorrect installation, improper
maintenance or handling, or operation with an incorrect power
source.
What you must do to get service under this limited warranty
Defects must be brought to the attention of Dimplex Technical
Service by contacting Dimplex at 1-888-DIMPLEX (1-888-3467539), or 1367 Industrial Road, Cambridge Ontario, Canada
N1 R 7G8. Please have proof of purchase, catalogue/model
and serial numbers available when calling. Limited warranty
service requires a proof of purchase of the product.
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What Dimplex will do in the event of a defect
In the event a product or part covered by this limited warranty
is proven to be defective in material or workmanship during (i)
the 2 year limited warranty period for products other than
fireplace surrounds (mantels) and trims, and (ii) the 1 year
limited warranty period for surrounds (mantels) and trims, you
have the following rights:
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Dimplex will in its sole discretion either repair or replace
such defective product or part without charge. If Dimplex
is unable to repair or replace such product or part, or if
repair or replacement is not commercially practicable or
cannot be timely made, Dimplex may, in lieu of repair or
replacement, choose to refund the purchase price for
such product or part.
•
Limited warranty service will be performed solely by
dealers or service agents of Dimplex authorized to provide
limited warranty services.
•
For products other than surrounds (mantels) and
trims, this 2 year limited warranty entitles the purchaser
to on-site or in-home warranty services. Accordingly,
Dimplex will be responsible for all labour and
transportation associated with repairing or replacing the
product or part except as follows: (i) charges which may
be levied for travel costs incurred to travel to the
purchaser’s site where the product is located if the
purchaser’s site is beyond 30 miles (48 km) from the
closest service depot of Dimplex’s dealer or service
agent; and (ii) the purchaser is solely responsible for
providing clear access to all serviceable parts of the
product.
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•
For surrounds (mantels) and trims, this 1 year limited
warranty does not entitle the purchaser to on-site or inhouse warranty services. The purchaser is responsible for
removal and transportation of the surrounds (mantels) and
trims (and any repaired or replacement product or part) to
and from the authorized dealer’s or service agent’s place
of business. On-site or in-home services for surrounds
(mantels) and trims may be performed at the purchaser’s
specific request and expense at Dimplex’s then current
rates for such services. Dimplex will not be responsible
for, and this limited warranty shall not include, any
expense incurred for installation or removal of the
surrounds (mantels) or trims or any part thereof (or any
replacement product or part) including, without limitation,
all shipping costs and transportation costs to and from
the authorized dealer’s or service agent’s place of
business and all labour costs. Such costs shall be the
purchaser’s responsibility.
What Dimplex and its dealers and service agents are also not
responsible for:
IN NO EVENT WILL DIMPLEX, OR ITS DIRECTORS,
OFFICERS, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER
OR ANY THIRD PARTY. WHETHER IN CONTRACT, IN TORT,
OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS, FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR
INCIDENTAL LOSS, COST, OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF
OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, MAINTENANCE,
USE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF
DIMPLEX OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OR AGENTS
HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
LOSSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES, OR IF SUCH LOSSES,
COSTS, OR DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE. IN NO
EVENT WILL DIMPLEX, OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS,
OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT LOSSES,
COSTS, OR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE PRODUCT.
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SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO THE PURCHASER.
How State and Provincial law apply
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to
jurisdiction. The provisions of the United Nations Convention
on Contracts for the Sale of Goods shall not apply to this
limited warranty or the sale of products covered by this
limited warranty.
1-888-DIMPLEX
1-888-346-7539
1367 Industrial Road
Cambridge, Ontario
Canada, N1R 7G8
Approved for use in the United States and Canada
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