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Old 09-16-2020, 07:01 PM   #1
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Flagstaff 22FBS electric fireplace

Hello,
We bought a 2021 MicroLite 22FBS which jas an electric fireplace (love it!)
You can set the temperature you want and when reached, the thermostat stops the heating element. All good!
But... It doesn't resume by itself after the temperature in the camper drops below the set temperature on the fireplace. Considering there seems to be a thermostat, I find it weird that ir works only on the initial turning on the fireplace.
Did anyone observe the same or does the fireplace heating element start by itself based on set and ambient temps?
Thanks much for any info!
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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Does it have a timer that you can set. Later RJD
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:30 PM   #3
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Our 2019 2902ws fireplace does the same seemingly. I have not been able to sort it out yet either.
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:23 AM   #4
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On our 2020 2205S (same model as yours), the fireplace heat DOES cycle off and on with the temperature. It does seem to have a bit of a larger differential setting than the heater thermostat, but it does work. How low did the temperature get on yours?

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Old 09-17-2020, 09:39 AM   #5
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I will be uncovering mine Sunday to prep for our next trip. I will turn it on and leave it to see how it does each night. Cool enough now to do that.
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:41 AM   #6
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Thanks Marinerjoe! The thermostat seems a bit off but even when set at 72 and ambient temp dropping in the low 60s, doesn't start by itself (had to turn it off then back on manually).
Oh well, I'll check with the dealership when back home.
Thanks again!
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Cool! Have a great road trip!!!
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:48 PM   #8
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Electric fireplace Flagstaff 22 FBS

I have a 2020 22 FBS that had the same issue. The problem seems to be the placement of the thermostat probe. It is a long thin wire coming from the control board down along the right inside of the metal box that houses the fireplace. The inside of this enclosed box heats up well above the ambient temperature inside the coach and shuts off the thermostat. I drilled a small hole in the right side of the housing and a corresponding small hole in the wooden cabinet just below the level of the kitchen counter. I ran the probe through both holes and taped the wire to the outside of the cabinet so it hangs in open air in the small space between the wood cabinet and the kitchen base cabinet. It is out of the way, but exposed to the air in the coach. This seems to have fixed the issue, and the fireplace cycles on and off as it should.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:43 AM   #9
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I will be uncovering mine Sunday to prep for our next trip. I will turn it on and leave it to see how it does each night. Cool enough now to do that.
So mine will heat the trailer when left on in the driveway. I have it set to 70 and had it on low heat. This am the thermostat for the trailer was showing 62 and the heater was still running. I suspect that on high it would have warmed the trailer more.

I will try it when camping this weekend as well. The nights are supposed to be cool.
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