How do I replace the blower on my fireplace?
- Step 1: Identify the fireplace air blower. Tilt out the bottom grille and shine a light inside the unit. Then snap a digital photo of the blower assembly.
- Step 2: Remove the old fireplace air blower. Photo 1: Remove the front panel.
- Step 3: Test and adjust. Turn on the power and fire up the burners.
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Accordingly, how do I fix my fireplace blower?
A loose wire or similar minor issue can often be fixed in a few minutes without calling a repair technician.
- Turn off the gas valve that controls the fireplace burners and wait for the insert to cool.
- Remove the screws holding the housing on the blower motor, using a screwdriver.
- Clean the fan blades with an old cloth.
Also Know, how does the blower on a fireplace work? Not all fireplaces accept blowers. Fireplaces that allow the addition of a blower or fan kit are considered circulating. This simply means the fireplace uses the blower to draw in cool room air through a vented panel. As cool room air is taken in, that air is heated as it circulates around the hot firebox.
Similarly, you may ask, can you add a blower to an existing fireplace?
Adding a Fireplace Blower to an Existing Fireplace A fireplace blower can be added to most existing gas or wood-burning vented and non-vented fireplaces. Once the blower is securely installed you will need to connect the electrical wiring to the junction box.
What is a fireplace blower kit?
A Fireplace Blower Kit is also referred to as (Forced Air Kit, Forced Air System, Fan Kit, Fireplace Kit, and Blower Kits). Most Fireplace Blower Kits include: 1) Blower or Fan. 2) Variable Speed Control (Variable Speed Switch, Rheostat, Speed Control)