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Old 10-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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fireplace questions and problems

We have just returned from our first cool night outing. We ordered the fireplace to warm the 8282 ws fifth wheel and hopefully save on the propane.

The firplace fired and put out some heat. Seems that the fan does not blow a lot of air. Tried the different setting that did not seem to make a difference. Tried to adjust the temp setting no difference.

Our first attempt caused the fireplace to shu down completely. Maybe the over heat protection kicked in.

After some adjusments we did get it to run for a while then the unit would shut down with the on light on.

Anyone have some ideas for a Greystone 2308
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Our fireplace will put out quite a bit of heat. It has multiple settings, and I find that I often don't get it set it exactly how I want it, especially if using the remote control.

The first problem I have found is that when trying to use the built in thermostat it is not very accurate and will kick the heat off quickly. It also has a timer which will kick it off.

However when manually set to the high setting it will put out a lot of heat.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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The temp setting is pretty useless. I've heard it's because the sensor is inside the unit. There was a thread on here about getting the sensor out into the open where it can actually sense the temperature.

I'm not sure mine is exactly the same model, but we find a lot of difference between the 750 & 1500 settings. Not immediately, but over a couple of hours, the 1500 setting will raise the temp too much and we have to reduce it to the lower setting.

We've been very happy with ours. I think you just need to give it a chance.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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thanks Barry, we tried both settings, the unit would totally shut off. After several minutes(10) we could turn it on and start again. Does yours stay on and warm the interior?
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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I think it's doing that because of your "thermostat" setting on it. Other than that, no, mine never shuts off unless I turn it off. If you have access to the plug where it's plugged in, you might plug something else in there to make sure there is still power at the plug when it goes off.

Another thought: Apparently some RVs are wired so that if you turn on the microwave, it shuts off the fireplace. Is that a possibility?
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
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No, the only other item we had on was the tv, the micorwave was only showing the time. I believe the hot water, and micor are on separate circuits, I will have to check. Is there only one fan speed on yours, ours seems to not move a lot of air
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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Yes, only one fan speed, and I agree that it doesn't move much air.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #8
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thanks, I appreciate your help. Will keep trying
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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You may need to remove the fireplace and find the temp probe and move it to an area where it is reading the room temp. and not too close to where the heat is coming from. Sometimes the probe is too close to the heat source to read accurately and will cause it to shut down.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #10
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I'll say ours runs like Barry's. I can set it on the 1500 setting and it will eventually get too hot in the camper and I have to go to the lower setting. I too find that the Auto setting is worthless and I'm not in the frame of mind to dig in and move the temperature probe. I have the remote and can effect the change just as easily myself.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help, looks like I am going probe hunting, I think that the overheat temp control was tripping so the probe is probably the problem

tom, will it heat your 8289?
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we have a switch in our sabre that lets us choose between micro or fireplace. cant both be operated at the same time, but then we only have 30 amp service, not the 50 amp option.
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ours is only 30 amp. I do not know of a switch, guess I will look for that also thanks
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our switch is under the overhead cabinet that the microwave sits in. i can do one or the other, but not both. or shut them both off by centering the switch (its a 3 position switch).
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Don't know what brand we have, but the probe was located just behind the screen, at the top. It had been bunched up in a twist tie. removed the tie and set it back further away from the heat source. Easy fix!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #16
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thanks for the infor. appreciate the help
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