Dimplex BF series Indoor Fireplace User Manual

PRACTICAL USER’S GUIDE
FOR THE
ELECTRIC FIREPLACE
BF series with filter and LED logset
Quality checked by:
Valued Customer,
We are pleased that you have chosen to purchase an electric fireplace
manufactured 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.
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FOR THE ELECTRIC
FIREPLACE
1. Prior to the first use of the fireplace verify the following:
• Are the circuit breakers for the fireplace 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. If your heater does not emit heat, ensure the main switch is on, the
built-in thermostat is set above the current room temperature and any
wall switches for the unit are on. If this does not work, switch the unit
off for 5 minutes and try again. Consult operation section of your
practical users guide for further information.
4. The information regarding the model of your fireplace can be found
on the rating plate located on the side adjacent to the supply cord.
5. If you have any technical questions regarding the operation of your
fireplace, or require service for your fireplace contact Dimplex
customer service
CONTENTS
PAGE 1
Important Instructions
PAGE 2
Model and Serial Number
Information
PAGE 4
Operation
PAGE 6
Maintenance
PAGE 9
Accessories
PAGE 10
Warranty
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
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PLEASE RETAIN THIS USER’S GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
When using electrical appliances, basic precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using 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. Keep combustible
materials, such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes, and curtains at least 3 feet (0.9m) from
the front of the unit.
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 unless they have been
adequately supervised by a responsible person to ensure they can use the appliance safely.
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. Return heater to authorized service facility for
examination, electrical or mechanical adjustment, or repair.
10. Do not use outdoors.
11. Do not use this fireplace in the immediate surroundings of a bath, a shower or a swimming pool.
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. Do not locate the appliance in front of a fixed socket-outlet
16. To disconnect the fireplace, turn the controls off, then remove the plug from the outlet.
17. 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.
18. To prevent a possible fire, do not block air intake or exhaust in any manner. Do not use on soft surfaces,
like a bed, where openings may become blocked.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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 must be 3-core type and have a rating no less than 13 amps.
22. Do not burn wood or other materials in the electric fireplace.
23. Do not strike the fireplace glass.
24. Always use a certified electrician should new circuits or outlets be required.
25. Always use properly grounded, fused and polarized outlets.
26. Disconnect all power supply before performing any cleaning, maintenance or relocation of the unit.
27. When transporting or storing the unit and cord, keep in a dry place, free from excessive vibration and
store so as to avoid damage.
28. WARNING: In order to avoid overheating, do not cover the heater
29. CAUTION: In order to avoid a hazard due to the inadvertent resetting of the thermal cutout, this
appliance must not be supplied through an external switching device, such as a timer, or connected
to a circuit that is regularly switched on and off by the utility
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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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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
If you have any questions about our products please have the product model and
serial numbers available upon calling Dimplex customer service. To locate the
model and serial number labels see below.
Model Number
Serial Number
Serial Number
Firebox
Model Number
2
Model Number
Serial Number
Carton
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OPERATION
REMOTE CONTROL
The remote control has a range of approximately 50ft.
(15.25m), it does not have to be pointed at the fireplace and
can pass through most obstacles (including walls).
FIGURE 1
Remote Control Initialization
This procedure is may be required if there is a loss of power
to the remote control in the fireplace. (i.e. power failure,
breaker tripped, main power switch is turned off) or if a new
remote is used.
1. Ensure that power is supplied through main service
panel.
2. Locate manual controls (FIGURE 2)
3. Activate main power switch.
4. Press — (on) button located on the Manual Selection
Control for 3 seconds (FIGURE 3). All 3 indicators will
flash.
Press the ON button on the transmitter (FIGURE 1). The
indicators will flash rapidly and then turn off. This will
synchronize the remote control transmitter and receiver.
A. Remote Control Usage
The remote control operates the fireplace levels
sequentially. The level is increased every time the ON
button on the transmitter is pressed. The fireplace can be
turned off at any point by pressing the OFF button on the
remote control transmitter.
FIGURE 2
Thermostat
control
FIGURE 2
Main power switch
Level 1: The flame effect is turned on and the first red indicator light is activated.
Level 2: The flame effect remains on, and the PurifireTM is activated. The first and second red
indicator lights are activated.
Level 3: The flame effect remains on, the heater is activated, and all three red indicator lights
are activated.
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MANUAL CONTROLS
The fireplace can also be controlled in a similar manner to the remote control with switches
located on the fireplace (FIGURE 3).
A. On Switch
Operates fireplace in the same manner as the remote control transmitter. Pressing this button
has the same effect as the ON button on the remote control. Pressing once to the activates
Level 1, twice activates Level 2, three times activates Level 3.
B. Off Switch
Pressing this button has the same effect as the OFF button on the remote control. Pressing
once to shut the unit off.
B. OFF SWITCH
A. ON SWITCH
LEVEL 1 INDICATOR
LEVEL 2 INDICATOR
LEVEL 3 INDICATOR
FIGURE 3
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 this setting. For additional heat, turn clockwise until you
hear the click again and the heater will turn on
NOTE:
The heater may emit a slight harmless odor when first used. This odor is a normal condition
caused by initial heating of internal parts and will not occur again.
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THE TEMPERATURE CUTOUT SWITCH
The heater on this fireplace is protected with a safety device to prevent overheating.
Should the heater overheat, an automatic cut out will turn the heater off. The heater will reactivate once the heater has cooled. The overheat cutout may be triggered if the filter is
dirty. Follow filter maintenance on page 8.
CAUTION
If the heater continuously resets, disconnect the power at the main service panel and call
your local dealer.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Disconnect all power coming to fireplace at main service panel before attempting
maintenance or cleaning to reduce risk of fire, shock or damage to persons.
NOTE
Allow at least 5 minutes for light bulbs to cool off before touching bulbs to avoid accidental
burning of skin.
TOOL RE QUIREMENTS
Screwdriver
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
Allow at least 5 minutes for light bulbs to cool off before touching bulbs to avoid accidental
burning of skin.
Light bulbs need to be replaced when you notice a dark section of the flame or when the
clarity and detail of the log exterior disappears. There are four bulbs under the log set
which generate the flames and embers.
LIGHT BULB REQUIREMENTS
Quantity of 4 clear chandelier or candelabra bulbs with an E-14 socket base, 60 watt
rating.
DO NOT EXCEED 60 WATTS PER BULB.
CAUTION
When handling log only apply force to the ember bed section not directly to the logs.
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. Long life bulbs are recommended to reduce the frequency of bulb
changes.
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To access the light bulb area
1. Open steel curtain (remove glass doors if
applicable).
2. Remove two screws on log bracket and set
aside. (FIGURE 4)
3. Pull front edge of plastic ember bed or plastic
grate up and forward until rear tab releases
from the ledge located at the bottom of the
mirror. (FIGURE 5)
Note: Log set fits tightly into firebox, some force
may be necessary to remove.
SCREWS
4. Set logset in front of firebox.
5. Disconnect the logset LED wire harness from
unit. (FIGURE 6)
FIGURE 4
6. Examine the bulbs to determine which bulbs
require replacement.
7. Unscrew bulbs counter clockwise.
8. Insert new bulbs.
9. Re-connect the logset LED wire harness to the
unit.
10. Replace the log by inserting the rear tab of the
logset under the back ledge of the fireplace
and push down on the front edge of the logset
until it snaps into place. (FIGURE 5)
FIGURE 5
11. Replace log grate using two screws previously
removed.
FIGURE 6
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PURIFIRE™ FILTER
The Purifire™ filter supplied in your fireplace is reusable and washable. The filter should
be cleaned or replaced on average once a year. To clean the filter gently tap filter on a
hard surface to dislodge any loose dirt or debris, and then clean with water. No soap or
cleaning products are recommended. The filter size is 20”(508mm) X 10”(254mm) X
1”(25.4mm) rated at MERV 10. If using an after market filter follow the manufacturers
recommended replacement instructions.
To replace filter:
1. Remove the 2 mounting screws from the air filter bracket.
2. Slide forward to remove the air filter bracket assembly from the firebox.
3. Slide filter out of air filter bracket.
4. Reassemble in reverse order as above.
NOTE
If after market air filter is used ensure it is installed according to the manufacturers
recommended instructions.
FIGURE 7
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Mirror Cleaning
The mirror is cleaned in the factory during the assembly operation. During shipment,
installation, handling, etc., the mirror surface may collect dust particles; these can be
removed by buffing lightly with a clean dry cloth.
To remove fingerprints or other marks, the mirror can be cleaned with a damp cloth using
good quality household glass cleaner. The mirror should be completely dried with a lint
free cloth to prevent water spots. To prevent scratching, do not use abrasive cleaners or
spray liquids on the clear door surface.
ACCESSORIES
Please contact your local dealer for genuine Dimplex accessories. Example: Glass door
kits, brass and stainless steel trims, and cabinets designed to fit your fireplace.
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WARRANTY
Dimplex Electric Fireplaces are tested and inspected prior to shipment and are
guaranteed from defect to the purchaser of each new product. Any part which proves
to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use within one year will
be repaired or replaced without charge.* The Company will not be responsible for
any expense incurred for installation, removal for service, or transportation costs.
Any such defect should be brought to the attention of the Dealer where the product
was purchased and is authorized to repair or replace within the terms of this warranty.
The Company’s only obligation under this warranty will be at its sole
option to repair or replace any part proving defective or to refund the
purchase price thereof.
The owner/user assumes all other risks, if any, including the risk of any direct,
indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of the use of or inability to
use the product.
The warranty will not apply if, in the sole judgment of the Company, damage or failure has
resulted from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, incorrect installation, or operation on an
incorrect power source.
The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties expressed, implied, or
statutory, and the Company neither assumes, nor authorizes any person
to assume for it any other obligation, or liability in connection with said
product.
*Light bulbs are not covered in the warranty.
SERVICE
Contact your local dealer for service or warranty information.
The product complies with the European Safety Standard EN60335-2-30 and the
European Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) EN55014, EN6055-2 and
EN60555-3 which cover the essential requirements of EEG Directives 73/23 and 89/336.
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