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Old 09-25-2018, 06:21 PM   #1
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Service electric fireplace

We just bought a used 2011 Forest River 5th wheel, a Wildcat Sterling. The electric fireplace needs a good internal cleaning to remove dust accumulation from air intake, fan and blower vent. We see no way to get into the ďgutsĒ of the thing. Any advice?

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Old 09-25-2018, 06:55 PM   #2
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I canít help you with your problem but we ordered a Wildcat Sterling 32RL, prettiest camper we ever owned

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Old 09-25-2018, 07:11 PM   #3
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I installed an electric fireplace in our motorhome where there never was one designed from the manufacturer. If you want to get to the guts of the fireplace, you need to figure how to remove it from itís mounted position.

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Old 09-25-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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Ours has trim around the outside covering the mounting screws. I can remove the trim and the screws and pull out of wall and unplug.

Again can only speak of ours and with the trailer not currently at home can't tell you our brand. The back cover comes off. I had to replace our led light strip for the fake flames. But it should disassemble from the back side.

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Old 09-25-2018, 08:59 PM   #5
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A picture would help.
Mine has a wood strip with 2 screws across the top. Then the upside down U trim lifts up and out which exposes the mounting screws.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:54 PM   #6
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There is really not a whole lot to these electric fireplaces. I can't ever see why I would want to get to the guts of it for cleaning. Ours is almost seven years old and I don't think it needs cleaning.

If anything, I would just blow it out with an air hose......
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:00 AM   #7
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If it's an Intertek, my video may help.
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Originally Posted by 2Evil4U View Post
If it's an Intertek, my video may help.
2Evil4U's video is correct. You will need to remove the unit from its' opening and gain access from the back of the unit. They way your unit is mounted may be different. The number, location, size of the screws & the way to access the inner workings will vary by manufacturer. Just be careful of the "reflector wheel" as it is only a long metal rod with "tin foil" ribbons that deflect the light that you see from the front. A can of computer keyboard cleaning spray would be ideal for blowing the dust etc. from this area. As he mentioned, usually the source of any noise or squeeks is the long metal reflector rod rubbing in the bracket opposite the little motor. A little dab of light grease on the shaft & bushing (if there is one) should quiet the noise.

Good luck & send pics of the process.
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