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					   UNVENTED (VENT-FREE) DUAL BURNER DUAL FUEL
  FIREPLACE OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION
                    MANUAL




                            Model: VFF23NLM

 WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or
 explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
 — Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the
    vicinity of this or any other appliance.
 — WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
  • Do not try to light any appliance.
  • Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
  • Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
    supplier’s instructions.
  • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
 — Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service
    agency or the gas supplier.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Information .................................................2             Specifications ......................................................18
Local Codes........................................................... 4          Inspecting Burners ..............................................19
Product Features....................................................5             Cleaning and Maintenance .................................20
Product Identification ............................................ 5              Troubleshooting.................................................. 21
Qualified Installing Agency.....................................5                  Replacement Parts ............................................. 25
Unpacking.............................................................. 5         Technical Service ................................................29
Air For Combustion and Ventilation ...................... 6                       Warranty Information ...........................Back Cover
Installation............................................................. 8
Operating ............................................................17

Fireplace is preset at the factory for propane/LP gas. For natural gas, follow the
simple conversion instructions on page 11.

                                                                    SAFETY
 WARNING: Improper insta-                                                         This appliance is only for use with
                                                                                  the type of gas indicated on the
 llation, adjustment, altera-
                                                                                  rating plate. This appliance is not
 tion, service or maintenance                                                     convertible for use with other gases.
 can cause injury or property
 damage. Refer to this                                                            This appliance may be installed in an
 manual for correct installa-                                                     aftermarket, * permanently located,
                                                                                  manufactured (mobile) home, where
 tion and operational                                                             not prohibited by local codes.
 procedures. For assistance
                                                                                  * Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for
 or additional information                                                        purpose of resale, from the manufacturer
 consult a qualified installer,
 service agency or the gas                                                             WARNING: This product
 supplier.                                                                        contains and/or generates
                                                                                  chemicals known to the State of
                                                                                  California to cause cancer or birth
 WARNING: This is an unve-                                                        defects or other reproductive harm.
 nted gas-fired heater. It
 uses air (oxygen) from the
                                                                                  IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
 room in which it is installed.                                                   manual carefully and completely
 Provisions for adequate                                                          before trying to assemble, operate
 combustion and ventilation                                                       or service this fireplace. Improper
                                                                                  use of this fireplace can cause
 air must be provided. Refer
                                                                                  serious injury or death from burns,
 to Air for Combustion and                                                        fire, explosion, electrical shock and
 Ventilation section on page                                                      carbon monoxide poisoning.
 6 of this manual.

                                                                              2
                                          SAFETY
                                           Continued

                                                    Do not place clothing or other
    DANGER: Carbon monoxide                         flammable material on or near the
poisoning may lead to death!                        appliance. Never place any objects
                                                    on the fireplace.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs
of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the
flu, with headaches, dizziness or nausea. If
                                                    Fireplace front and screen become
you have these signs, the fireplace may not          very hot when running fireplace.
be working properly. Get fresh air at once!         Keep children and adults away
Have fireplace serviced. Some people are             from hot surfaces to avoid burns
more affected by carbon monoxide than oth-          or clothing ignition. Fireplace
ers. These include pregnant women, people
with heart or lung disease or anemia, those         will remain hot for a time after
under the influence of alcohol and those at          shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool
high altitudes.                                     before touching.
Natural and Propane/LP Gas: Natural and
Propane/LP gases are odorless. An odor-             Carefully supervise young children
making agent is added to these gases. The           when they are in the same room
odor helps you detect a gas leak. However,          with fireplace.
the odor added to the gas can fade. Gas may
be present even though no odor exists.
Make certain you read and understand all
                                                    You must operate this fireplace
warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It        with the fireplace screen in place.
is your guide to safe and proper operation of       Make sure fireplace screen is
this fireplace.                                      closed before running fireplace.

                                                    Keep the appliance area clear
     WARNING: Any change to this
                                                    and free from combustible ma-
fireplace or its controls can be
                                                    terials, gasoline and other flam-
dangerous.
                                                    mable vapors and liquids.

     WARNING: Do not use a blow-                    1. This appliance is only for use with the
er insert, heat exchanger insert or                     type of gas indicated on the rating plate.
other accessory not approved for                        This appliance is not field convertible for
use with this heater.                                   use with other gases.
                                                    2. Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s)
                                                        inside any structure. Locate propane/LP
                                                        supply tank(s) outdoors.
     WARNING: Do not allow fans                     3. If you smell gas
to blow directly into the fireplace.                    • Shut off gas supply
Avoid any drafts that alter burner                      • Do not try to light any appliance
flame patterns. Ceiling fans can                        • Do not touch any electrical switch; do
create drafts that alter burner flame                     not use any phone in your building
patterns. Altered burner patterns                       • Immediately call your gas supplier from
can cause sooting.                                        a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
                                                          supplier’s instructions
                                                        • If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
Due to high temperatures, the
                                                          call the fire department
appliance should be located out                     4. This fireplace shall not be installed in a
of traffic and away from furniture                      bathroom.
and draperies.
                                                3
                                            SAFETY
                                             Continued
5. Do not use this fireplace as a wood-burning           11. Do not run fireplace
   fireplace. Use only the logs provided with                • where flammable liquids or vapors are
   the fireplace.                                               used or stored.
6. Do not add extra logs or ornaments such as               • under dusty conditions.
   pine cones, vermiculite or rock wool. Using          12. Do not use this fireplace to cook food or
   these added items can cause sooting. Do not              burn paper or other objects.
   add lava rock around base. Rock and debris           13. Never place any objects in the fireplace
   could fall into the control area of fireplace.            or on logs.
7. This fireplace is designed to be smokeless.           14. Do not use fireplace if any part has been
    If logs ever appear to smoke, turn off fire-             under water. Immediately call a qualified
    place and call a qualified service person.               service technician to inspect the fireplace
    Note: During initial operation, slight smok-            and to replace any part of the control
    ing could occur due to log curing and fire-              system and any gas control which has
    place burning manufacturing residues.                   been under water.
8. To prevent the creation of soot, follow the          15. Turn off and unplug fireplace and let cool
    instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance,               before servicing. Only a qualified service
    page 23.                                                person should service and repair fireplace.
9. Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet           16. Operating fireplace above elevations of
   cleaner or similar products, turn fireplace               4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.
   off. If heated, the vapors from these products       17. Do not operate fireplace if log is broken.
   may create a white powder residue within                 Do not operate fireplace if log is chipped
   burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.            (dime-sized or larger).
10. This fireplace needs fresh air ventilation to        18. To prevent performance problems, do
    run properly. This fireplace has an Oxygen               not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than
   Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff                   100 lb. capacity.
   system. The ODS shuts down the fire-                  19. Provide adequate clearances around air
   place if not enough fresh air is available.              openings.
   See Air for Combustion and Ventilation,
   page 6. If fireplace keeps shutting off, see
   Troubleshooting, page 24.



                                      LOCAL CODES
 Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all          State of Massachusetts: The installation
 local codes. In the absence of local codes,             must be made by a licensed plumber or
 use the latest edition of The National Fuel             gas fitter in the Commonwealth of Mas-
 Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.                         sachusetts.
 *Available from:                                        Sellers of unvented propane or natural
 American National Standards Institute, Inc.             gas-fired supplemental room fireplaces
                 14 0 Broadway
               New York, NY 10018                        shall provide to each purchaser a copy of
 National Fire Protection Association, Inc.              527CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.
               Batterymarch Park                         Vent-free gas products are prohibited for
                Quincy, MA 02269                         bedroom and bathroom installation in the
                                                         Commonwealth of Massachusetts.




                                                    4
                               PRODUCT FEATURES
SAFETY PILOT                                          THERMOSTATIC HEAT CONTROL
This fireplace has a pilot with an Oxygen Deple-       Thermostat-Controlled models have a ther-
tion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The         mostat sensing bulb and a control valve. The
ODS/pilot is a required feature for vent-free         thermostat will automatically modulate the
room fireplaces. The ODS/pilot shuts off the           heat output to maintain a consistent room
fireplace if there is not enough fresh air.            temperature. This results in greater fireplace
                                                      comfort. This can also result in lower gas
PIEZO IGNITION SYSTEM                                 bills.
This fireplace has a piezo ignitor. This system
requires no matches, batteries or other sources       DUAL GAS TYPE
to light fireplace.                                    Simple conversion from propane/LP to
                                                      natural gas by a qualified installing agency.


                           PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION




                      Figure 1 - Vent-Free Compact Dual Flame Fireplace

                    QUALIFIED INSTALLATION AGENCY
Installation and replacement of gas piping,           a) Installation, testing or replacements of gas
gas utilization equipment or accessories and             piping or
repair and servicing of equipment shall be            b) Connection, installation, testing, repair or
performed only by a qualified agency. The                 servicing of equipment that is experienced
term “qualified agency” means any individual,             in such work; that is familiar with all pre-
firm, corporation, or company that either                 cautions required; and that has complied
in person or through a representative is                 with all requirement of the authority having
engaged in and is responsible for:                       jurisdiction.

                                       UNPACKING
1. Remove fireplace and hood from carton.              3. Make sure your fireplace includes one
   Log is wrapped and inside fireplace. Do                hardware packet.
   not remove at this time.                           4. Check fireplace for any shipping damage.
2. Remove all protective packaging applied               If fireplace is damaged, call Sure Heat
   to fireplace for shipment.                             Heating Products at (800) 229-5647 for
                                                         replacement parts before returning to dealer.

                                                  5
               AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
                                                        Unusually tight construction is defined as
      WARNING: This fireplace shall                     construction where:
not be installed in a room or space                     a. walls and ceilings exposed to the outside
unless the requires volume of in-                           atmosphere have a continuous water
door combustion air is provided                             vapor retarder with a rating of one perm
by the method described in the                              (6 x 10-11 kg per pa-sec-m ) or less with
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI                                openings gasketed or sealed and
                                                        b. weather stripping has been added on
223.1/NFPA 54, the International                            openable windows and doors and
Fuel Gas Code, or applicable                            c. caulking or sealants are applied to areas
local codes. Read the following                             such as joints around window and door
instructions to ensure proper fresh                         frames, between sole plates and floors,
air for this and other fuel-burning                         between wall-ceiling joints, between wall
appliances in your home.                                    panels, at penetrations for plumbing, electri-
                                                            cal and gas lines and at other openings.
Today’s homes are built more energy efficient            If your home meets all of these three criteria,
than ever. New materials, increased insulation          you must provide additional fresh air. See
and new construction methods help reduce                Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.
heat loss in homes. Home owners weather                 If your home does not meet all of the three
strip and caulk around windows and doors                criteria above, proceed to Determining Fresh-
to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.           Air Flow For Fireplace Location.
During heating months, home owners want
their homes as airtight as possible.                    Confined and Unconfined Space
While it is good to make your home energy               The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
efficient, your home needs to breathe. Fresh             NFPA 54 defines a confined space as a space
air must enter your home. All fuel-burning ap-          whose volume is less than 50 cubic feet per
pliances need fresh air for proper combustion           1,000 Btu/hr (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate
and ventilation.                                        input rating of all appliances installed in that
Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers and             space and an unconfined space as a space
fuel burning appliances draw air from the house         whose volume is not less than 50 cubic feet per
to operate. You must provide adequate fresh             1,000 Btu/hr (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate
air for these appliances. This will ensure proper       input rating of all appliances installed in that
venting of vented fuel-burning appliances.              space. Rooms communicating directly with the
                                                        space in which the appliances are installed*,
PROVIDING ADEQUATE                                      through openings not furnished with doors, are
VENTILATION                                             considered a part of the unconfined space.
The following are excerpts from National                * Adjoining rooms are communicating only if
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54,                     there are doorless passageways or ventilation
                                                        grills between them.
Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and
Ventilation.                                            DETERMINING FRESH-AIR FLOW FOR
All spaces in homes fall into one of the three          FIREPLACE LOCATION
following ventilation classifications:                  Determining if you have a Confined or
1. Unusually Tight Construction                         Unconfined Space
2. Unconfined Space                                     Use this work sheet to determine if you have
3. Confined Space                                       a confined or unconfined space.
The information on pages 5 through 7 will               Space: Includes the room in which you will
help you classify your space and provide                install fireplace plus any adjoining rooms with
adequate ventilation.                                   doorless passageways or ventilation grills
Unusually Tight Construction                            between the rooms.
The air that leaks around doors and windows             1. Determine the volume of the space (length x
may provide enough fresh air for combustion                width x height).
and ventilation. However, in buildings of un-              Length x Width x Height =__________cu. ft.
usually tight construction, you must provide               (volume of space)
additional fresh air.

                                                    6
               AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
                                             Continued
   Example: Space size 16 ft. (length) x 14 ft.          If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the maxi-
   (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 1792 cu. ft.       mum Btu/Hr the space can support, the space
   (volume of space)                                     is an unconfined space. You will need no
   If additional ventilation to adjoining room           additional fresh air ventilation.
   is supplied with grills or openings, add the          Confined and Unconfined Space
   volume of these rooms to the total volume
   of the space.
2. Multiply the space volume by 20 to                         WARNING: If the area in which
    determine the maximum Btu/Hr the space               the heater may be operated does
    can support.                                         not meet the required volume for
   ________ (volume of space) x 20 = (Maxi-              indoor combustion air, combus-
   mum Btu/Hr the space can support)
   Example: 1792 cu. ft. (volume of space) x             tion and ventilation air shall be
   20 = 35,840 (maximum Btu/Hr the space                 provided by one of the methods
   can support)                                          described in the National Fuel
3. Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances         Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54,
   in the space.
  Vent-free fireplace __________Btu/Hr                    the International Fuel Gas Code,
  Gas water heater* __________Btu/Hr                     or applicable local codes.
  Gas furnace            __________Btu/Hr
  Vented gas heater __________Btu/Hr                     VENTILATION AIR
  Gas fireplace logs __________Btu/Hr                     Ventilation Air From Inside Building
  Other gas appliances* + _________Btu/Hr                This fresh air would come from an adjoining
  Total             = _________Btu/Hr                    unconfined space. When ventilating to an
  * Do not include direct-vent gas appliances.           adjoining unconfined space, you must provide
   Direct-vent draws combustion air from the             two permanent openings: one within 12” ( 0.5
   outdoors and vents to the outdoors.                   cm) of the ceiling and one within 12” (30.5
  Example:                                               cm) of the floor on the wall connecting the two
  Gas water heater         __________Btu/Hr              spaces (see options 1 and 2, Figure 2, page
  Vent-free fireplace __________Btu/Hr                    7). You can also remove door into adjoining
  Total              __________Btu/Hr                    room (see option 3, Figure 2, page 7). Follow
4. Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the space                  the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
    can support with the actual amount of Btu/Hr         NFPA 54, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and
    used.                                                Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills
  _______ Btu/Hr (maximum space cansupport)              products.
   ______ Btu/Hr (actual amount used)
  Example: 35,840 Btu/Hr (maximum the space
              can support)
              56,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of
              Btu/Hr used)
The space in the previous example is a
confined space because the actual Btu/Hr used
is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space
can support. You must provide additional fresh
air. Your options are as follows:
A. Rework worksheet, adding the space of an
   adjoining room. If the extra space provides
   an unconfined space, remove door to adjoin-
   ing room or add ventilation grills between
   rooms. See Ventilation Air From Inside
   Building.
B. Vent room directly to the outdoors. See
    Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.
                                                             Figure 2 - Ventilation Air from Inside
C. Install a lower Btu/Hr fireplace, if lower Btu/
                                                                           Building
     Hr size makes room unconfined.
                                                     7
                AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
                                                 Continued
Ventilation Air From Outdoors
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation
grills or ducts. You must provide two perma-
nent openings: one within 12” ( 0.5 cm) of
the ceiling and one within 12” ( 0.5 cm) of
the floor. Connect these items directly to the
outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors.
These spaces include attics and crawl
spaces. Follow the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3, Air for
Combustion and Ventilation for required size
of ventilation grills or ducts.
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for
inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a thermo-
                                                            Figure 3 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors
stat-controlled power vent. Heated air entering
the attic will activate the power vent.

                                          INSTALLATION
NOTICE: This fireplace is intended
for use as supplemental heat.                                    WARNING: Never install in a
Use this fireplace along with your                           bedroom or bathroom. Any heating
primary heating system. Do not                              product with a Btu/Hr rating over
install this fireplace as your pri-                          10,000 cannot be used in a bedroom.
mary heat source. If you have a
central heating system, you may                                   CAUTION: This fireplace cre-
run system’s circulating blower                             ates warm air currents. These cur-
while using fireplace. This will help                        rents move heat to wall surfaces
circulate the heat throughout the                           next to fireplace. Installing fireplace
house. In the event of a power                              next to vinyl or cloth wall coverings
outage, you can use this fireplace                           or operating fireplace where impu-
as your primary heat source.                                rities (such as, but not limited to,
                                                            tobacco smoke, aromatic candles,
     WARNING: A qualified ser-                              cleaning fluids, oil or kerosene
vice person must install fireplace.                         lamps, etc.) in the air exist, may
Follow all local codes.                                     discolor walls or cause odors.
                                                            IMPORTANT: Vent-free fireplaces add mois-
                                                            ture to the air. Although this is beneficial,
      WARNING: Never install the                            installing fireplace in rooms without enough
fireplace                                                   ventilation air may cause mildew to form
• in a bathroom                                             from too much moisture. See Air for
• in a recreational vehicle                                 Combustion and Ventilation, page 6.
• where curtains, furniture,                                Note: Your fireplace is designed to be
  clothing or other flammable                               used in zero clearance installations. Wall
  objects are less than 36”                                 or framing material can be placed directly
  (91.5 cm) from the front, top                             against any exterior surface on the rear,
  or sides of the fireplace                                 sides or top of your fireplace, except where
• as a fireplace insert                                     standoff spacers are integrally attached.
• in high traffic areas                                     If standoff spacers are attached to your
• in windy or drafty areas                                  fireplace, these spacers can be placed
                                                            directly against wall or framing materials.
                                                        8
                                        INSTALLATION
                                              Continued
Note: When installing fireplace directly on
carpeting, tile or other combustible material,              WARNING: Always have
other than wood flooring, the fireplace shall be         hood in place before operating
installed on a metal or wood panel extending           fireplace. This prevents excessive
the full width and depth of the fireplace.              temperatures on fireplace surfaces.
Use the dimensions shown for rough openings
to create the easiest installation (see Built-In
Fireplace Installation, page 11).                            WARNING: Failure to position
CHECK GAS TYPE                                         the parts in accordance with these
Use only the correct gas type (natural or              diagrams or failure to use only
propane/LP) for your unit. If you do not know          parts specifically approved with
your gas type, do not install heater. The heater       this fireplace may result in prop-
leaves the factory set for propane/LP gas. If          erty damage or personal injury.
natural gas is desired, a qualified installer can
perform the simple conversion to natural gas           Tools Required:
by following the instructions on page 13.              • Phillips screwdriver     • slotted screwdriver
                                                       • 5/16” hex wrench         • scissors

      WARNING: This appliance                          1. Lift fireplace screen up and pull out to
is equipped for natural and                               remove (See Figure 4), Set screen aside
propane/LP. Gas type is indicated                         until installation has been complete.
on the rating plate. Field conversion                  2. Remove all packaging from inside of unit.
is not permitted other than between                    3. Remove bubble wrap from logs and discard.
natural or propane gases.                              4. Check installation of brick liners. Brick liners
                                                          are in 4 pieces: 2 sides, 1 back and 1 top.
INSTALLATION ITEMS
Before installing fireplace, make sure you
have the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer, for
    propane/LP units only)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• equipment shutoff valve *
• test gauge connection*
• ground joint union
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
* An CSA design-certified equipment shutoff
valve with 1/8” NPT tap is an acceptable al-
ternative to test gauge connection. Purchase
the optional CSA design-certified equipment
shutoff valve from your dealer.


                                                             Figure 4 - Removing and Replacing
                                                                   Screen (Mantel Not Shown)




                                                   9
                                     INSTALLATION
                                           Continued
FlREPLACE CLEARANCES                                   NOTlCE: Surface temperatures of
Minimum Clearances For Side Combustible                adjacent walls and mantels become
Material, Side WalI and Ceiling
A. Clearances from the side of the fireplace
                                                       hot during operation. Walls and
   cabinet to any combustible material and wall        mantels above the firebox may
   should foIlow diagram in Figure 5.                  become hot to the touch. If installed
   Example: The face of a mantel, bookshelf            properly, these temperatures meet
   etc is made of combustible materiaI                 the requirement of the national
   and protrudes 3 1/2” from the wall. This            product standard. Follow minimum
   combustible materiaI must be 4” from the
   side of the fireplace opening (see Figure 5).
                                                       clearances shown in this manual.
B. Clearances from the top of the fireplace
   opening to the ceiling should not be Iess           FIREPLACE SYSTEM lNSTALLATION
   than 36”.                                           Follow these instructions for system installa-
C. For mantel clearances, see Figure 8 on              tion. Refer to instructions on page 6 for hood
   page 13.                                            assembly.
                                                       1. ManteI must be installed flush with wall
     WARNING: Do not allow any                            Base board must be altered or removed
                                                          for mantel installation.
combustible or noncombustible                          2. Place hearth base against wall at instaI-
materials to overlap the firebox front                     lation Iocation. Cut an access hole in
facing.                                                   hearth base to run gas line to fireplace
                                                          fsee Figure 6). Make sure to locate access
     WARNING: Do not allow non-                           hole to inside of mantel.
combustible materials to cover any                        Note: You can secure base to floor using
necessary openings like Iouvered                          wood screws. Counter sink screw heads
                                                          and putty over.
slots.                                                 3. Route flexible gas line through access
                                                          hole in hearth base.
     WARNING: Never modify or
cover the Iouvered slots on the front
of the firebox.
         MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO
        COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
       Top 36”, Left and Right Sides 6”,
        Bottom and Rear 0”, Front 36”




*Minimum 16” from Side Wall
                                                          Figure 6 - Locating Gas Shutoff Valve
     Figure 5 - Minimum Clearance for
           Combustible to Wall
                                                  10
                                       INSTALLATION
                                             Continued
GAS SELECTION                                             6. Remove set screw from selector valve
                                                             linkage (see Figure 9, page 12).
      CAUTION: Two gas line                               7. Slightly press selector plate and rotate
installations at the same time are                           linkage clockwise until it stops.
forbidden. Do not open or access                          8. Reinstall set screw.
the selector valve while heater is                        9. Mark on rating label natural gas.
operating.                                                Note: Slot in linkage will indicate the type of
                                                          gas selected.
Heater is preset at the factory for propane/              Blue color code on linkage decal will indicate
LP gas. No changes are required for con-                  correct setting for natural gas.
necting fireplace to a propane/LP gas                      10. Place floor assembly inside firebox. Con-
supply. Only a qualified installer or service                  nect to gas supply and check for leaks
technician can perform gas selection and                      (see page 13). Replace screws securing
connecting to gas supply.                                     floor assembly to firebox.
For Propane/LP Gas                                        11. Replace logs into firebox.
1. Mark on rating label propane/LP gas.
2. No other actions needed.
Changing from Propane/LP Gas to                                  Regulator
                                                                                                 Flex Line
Operation on Natural Gas
1. Carefully remove logs and fire bricks from
    firebox.
2. Remove 4 screws securing floor assembly
    to firebox (see Figure 7). Carefully remove
    floor assembly from inside firebox.
3. Carefully turn floor assembly over so com-
    ponents underneath floor are accessible
    from the rear. Remove the cap by hand                                Cap
    from the regulator and now the white plastic
    screw is in the LP position. (see Figure 8-1).            Figure 8 - Changing Gas Type
4. Remove the white plastic screw by hand
   from the cap. (See Figure 8-2)                           LP to NG Setting           NG to LP Setting
5. Turn it over (See Figure 8-3) and reinstall
                                                            White Plastic               White Plastic
   it on the cap (See Figure 8-4). Make sure
                                                            Screw                       Screw
   the white plastic screw is installed on the
   cap tightly.                                                         Cap                         Cap


                                                              Figure 8 - 1                  Figure 8 - 5

  Fire bricks

                                                              Figure 8 - 2                 Figure 8 - 6

Screws

                                                              Figure 8 - 3                  Figure 8 - 7


Floor Assembly             Flex Line

     Figure 7 - Removing Floor Assembly                        Figure 8 - 4                  Figure 8- 8
                                                     11
                                    INSTALLATION
                                         Continued
Changing from Natural Gas to                             Make sure the white plastic screw is
Operation on Propane/LP Gas (for                          installed on the cap tightly.
Previously Installed Log Sets)                        6. Remove set screw from selector valve
1. Carefully remove logs from firebox.                    linkage (see Figure 9).
2. Remove the screws securing floor assembly           7. Slightly press selector plate and rotate
    to firebox (see Figure 8, page 11). Care-             linkage counterclockwise until it stops.
    fully remove floor assembly from inside            8. Reinstall set screw.
    firebox.                                           9. Mark on rating label propane/LP gas.
3. Carefully turn floor assembly over so               Note: Slot in linkage will indicate the type of
    components underneath floor are acces-             gas selected.
    sible from the rear. Remove the cap by            Red color code on linkage decal will indicate
    hand from the regulator and now the white         correct setting for propane/LP gas.
    plastic screw is in the NG position.              10. Place floor assembly inside firebox. Con-
    (see Figure 8-5).                                      nect to gas supply and check for leaks
4. Remove the white plastic screw by hand                  (see Connecting to Gas Supply, page 16).
   from the cap. (See Figure 8-6)                          Replace screws securing floor assembly
5. Turn it over (See Figure 8-7) and reinstall             to firebox.
   it on the cap (See Figure 8-8).                    11. Replace logs into firebox.


                                   Propane/LP Gas Setting
                                                                        Set Screw




                                                                                      Selector
                                                                                      Valve Plate
                                           Linkage




                                     Natural Gas Setting
                                                                          Set Screw




                                                                                        Selector
                                                                                        Valve Plate
                                            Linkage




                            Figure 9 - Gas Selector Valve Plate

                                                 12
                                       INSTALLATION
                                             Continued
CONNECTING TO GAS SUPPLY

      WARNING: This appliance
requires a 5/8” UNF and 1/2” NPT
fitting (Unified National Fine Thread)
inlet connection and the flexible gas
line provided.

       WARNING: A qualified service
person must connect fireplace to gas
supply. Follow all local codes.
                                                            Figure 10 - External Regulator With Vent
     WARNING: Never connect                                              Pointing Down
natural gas fireplace to private                           Installation must include an equipment shutoff
(non-utility) gas wells. This gas is                      valve, union and plugged 1/8” NPT tap. Locate
commonly known as wellhead gas.                           NPT tap within reach for test gauge hook up.
                                                          NPT tap must be upstream from heater (see
IMPORTANT: For natural gas, check gas line                Figure 16).
pressure before connecting fireplace to gas                IMPORTANT: Install equipment shutoff valve
line. Gas line pressure must be no greater                in an accessible location. The equipment
than 14” of water. If gas line pressure is higher,        shutoff valve is for turning on or shutting off
heater regulator damage could occur.                      the gas to the appliance.
                                                          Check your building codes for any special
     CAUTION: Never connect                               requirements for locating equipment shutoff
                                                          valve to fireplaces.
propane/LP fireplace directly to the                       Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male NPT
propane/LP supply. This fireplace                          threads. This will prevent excess sealant from
requires an external regulator (not                       going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe could
supplied). Install the external regulator                 result in clogged fireplace valves.
between the fireplace and propane/LP
supply.
For propane/LP units, the installer must supply                WARNING: Use pipe joint
an external regulator. The external regulator             sealant that is resistant to liquid
will reduce incoming gas pressure. You must               petroleum (LP) gas.
reduce incoming gas pressure to between
11” and 14” of water. If you do not reduce
incoming gas pressure, fireplace regulator
damage could occur. Install external regula-
tor with the vent pointing down as shown in
Figure 10. Pointing the vent down protects it
from freezing rain or sleet.


      CAUTION: Use only new,
black iron or steel pipe. Internally-
tinned copper tubing may be used in
certain areas. Check your local codes.
Use pipe of 1/2” or greater diameter to
allow proper gas volume to fireplace.
If pipe is too small, undue loss of
volume will occur.
                                                     13
                                      INSTALLATION
                                          Continued
We recommend that you install a sediment
trap in supply line as shown in Figure 11.
Locate sediment trap where it is within reach
for cleaning. Install in piping system between
fuel supply and heater. Locate sediment
trap where trapped matter is not likely to
freeze. A sediment trap traps moisture and
contaminants. This keeps them from going
into fireplace controls. If sediment trap is not
installed or is installed wrong, fireplace may
not run properly.
                        CSA Design-Certified
                        Equipment Shutoff Vavle
                        With 1/8” NPT Tap


                                                                                                Flexible
                                                          Lower                                 Gas Line
                                                          Louver

                                                          Figure 12 - Flexible Gas Line Location

                                 7”                    4. Check all gas connections for leaks. See
                                                          Checking Gas Connections below. Feed
                                                          flexible gas line into fireplace. Make sure
                                                          the entire flexible gas line is in fireplace.




         Figure 11 - Gas Connection

CONNECTING EQUIPMENT SHUTOFF
VALVE TO HEATER CONTROL
Installation Items Needed
• Phillips screwdriver
• Sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas, not
  provided)
1. Open lower louver (see Figure 12).                    Figure 13 - Attaching Flexible Gas Line
                                                              to Equipment Shutoff Valve
NOTICE: Most building codes do not
permit concealed gas connections. A                    CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS
flexible gas line is provided to allow
accessibility from the fireplace (see                        WARNING: Test all gas piping
Figure 17). The flexible gas supply line                and connections, internal and exter-
connection to the equipment shutoff                    nal to unit, for leaks after installing or
valve should be accessible.
                                                       servicing. Correct all leaks at once.
2. Route flexible gas line, included, from
   fireplace control to equipment shutoff valve                WARNING: Never use an open
   through side access holes in outer casing.
3. Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male            flame to check for a leak. Apply a
   threads of gas connector attached to                noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all
   flexible gas line/equipment shutoff valve            joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
   (see Figure 13, page 15).                           Correct all leaks at once.
                                                  14
                                      INSTALLATION
                                            Continued

       CAUTION: Make sure external
regulator has been installed between
propane/LP supply and fireplace. See
guidelines under Connecting to Gas
Supply, page 15.

       CAUTION: For propane/LP gas,                      Figure 14 - Equipment Shutoff Valve
make sure external regulator has been
installed between propane/LP supply                  PRESSURE TESTING FIREPLACE GAS
and fireplace. See guidelines under                   CONNECTIONS
Connecting to Gas Supply, page 11.                   1. Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure
                                                        14, page 15).
PRESSURE TESTING GAS SUPPLY                          2. Open main gas valve located on or near
PIPING SYSTEM                                           gas meter for natural gas or open pro-
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG                    pane/LP supply tank valve.
(3.5 kPa)                                            3. Make sure control knob of fireplace is in
1. Disconnect appliance with its appliance              the OFF position.
  main gas valve (control valve) and equip-          4. Check all joints from equipment shutoff
  ment shutoff valve from gas supply piping             valve to gas regulator (see Figure 15 or
  system. Pressures in excess of 1/2 psig               16). Apply noncorrosive leak detection
  will damage fireplace regulator.                       fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a
2. Cap off open end of gas pipe where equip-            leak.
  ment shutoff valve was connected.                  5. Correct all leaks at once.
3. Pressurize supply piping system by either         6. Light fireplace (see Operation, page 15).
  opening propane/LP supply tank valve                  Check all other internal joints for leaks.
  for propane/LP gas or opening main gas             7. Turn off fireplace (see To Turn Off Gas to
  valve located on or near gas meter for                Appliance, page 19).
  natural gas or using compressed air.
4. Check all joints of gas supply piping system.
  Apply a noncorrosive leak detection fluid to
  all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
5. Correct all leaks at once.
6. Reconnect fireplace and equipment shutoff
  valve to gas supply. Check reconnected
  fittings for leaks.
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than
1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
1. Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 14).
2. Pressurize supply piping system by either
   opening propane/LP supply tank valve
   for propane/LP gas or opening main gas
   valve located on or near gas meter for
   natural gas or using compressed air.
                                                            Figure 15 - Checking Gas Joints
                                                                   (Propane/LP Only)




                                                    15
                                     INSTALLATION
                                           Continued
                                                       INSTALLING MANTEL
                                                       1. Remove all the foam in the firepace.
                                                       2. Insert top trim panel to the top of side panel
                                                          trim.
                                                       3. Use two self-tapping screws to secure the
                                                          top trim panel to mantal.
                                                       4. Use eight self-tapping screws to secure
                                                          burner assembly to the mantel.
                                                         (see Figure 18)

                                                         2 Self-tapping Screws         Top Trim Panel

      Figure 16 - Checking Gas Joints
             (Natural Gas Only)

INSTALLING LOG SET AND SCREEN
1. Remove log packaging material and discard
   packaging. Gently place log over the burner
   (see Figure 17). Do not allow log to contact
   flame. If flame contacts log, soot will be
   created.
2. Reattach screen by placing the notches
   in the screen frame over the shoulder
   screws and pushing down.




                                                                Figure 18 - Installing Mantel




   Figure 17 - Installing Log and Screen




                                                  16
                                       OPERATION

          FOR YOUR SAFETY                                               LIGHTING
        READ BEFORE LIGHTING                                         INSTRUCTIONS

     WARNING: If you do not follow                          WARNING: You must operate
these instructions exactly, a fire                      this fireplace with the screen in
or explosion may result causing                        place. Make sure fireplace screen is
property damage, personal injury or                    installed before running fireplace.
loss of life.
                                                       NOTICE: During initial operation of
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be
                                                       new fireplace, burning logs will give
   lit by hand. When lighting the pilot, follow
                                                       off a paper-burning smell. Open
   these instructions exactly.
                                                       window to vent smell. Operate
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the
                                                       fireplace on HI position to burn off
   appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell
                                                       odor. This will only last a few hours.
   next to the floor because some gas is he-
                                                       1. STOP! Read the safety information.
   avier than air and will settle on the floor.
                                                       2. Make sure equipment shutoff valve is
   WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
                                                          fully open.
   • Do not try to light any appliance.
                                                       3. Turn control knob clockwise          to the
   • Do not touch any electric switch; do not
                                                          OFF position.
      use any phone in your building.
                                                       4. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas.
   • Immediately call your gas supplier
                                                          Then smell for gas, including near the
     from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
                                                          floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B”
     supplier’s instructions.
                                                          in the safety information, page 19. If you
   • If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
                                                          don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
     call the fire department.
                                                       5. Turn control knob counterclockwise
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the
                                                          to the PILOT position. Press in control
    gas control knob. Never use tools. If the
                                                          knob for five (5) seconds (see Figure 19).
    knob will not push in or turn by hand,
                                                          Note: You may be running this fireplace
    don’t try to repair it, call a qualified
                                                          for the first time after hooking up to gas
    service technician or gas supplier. Force
                                                          to be pressed in for 30 seconds or more.
    or attempted repair may result in a fire or
                                                          This will allow air to bleed from the gas
    explosion.
                                                          system.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has
                                                          • If control knob does not pop out when
    been under water. Immediately call a
                                                          released, contact a qualified service
    qualified service technician to inspect
                                                          person or gas supplier for repairs.
    the appliance and to replace any part of
    the control system and any gas control
    which has been under water.                        Ignitor Button            Control Knob




                                                       Figure 19 - Control Knob in the OFF position



                                                  17
                                         OPERATION
                                            Continued
6. With control knob pressed in, press and                           TO TURN OFF GAS
   release ignitor button. This will light pilot.                     TO APPLIANCE
   The pilot is attached to the front burner. If
                                                          Shutting Off Fireplace
   needed, keep pressing ignitor button until
   pilot lights.                                          1. Turn control knob clockwise           to the
   Note: If pilot does not stay lit, refer to                OFF position.
   Troubleshooting, page 22. Also, contact a              2. Turn off all electric power to the appli-
   qualified service person or gas supplier for               ance (if applicable) if service is to be
   repairs. Until repairs are made, light pilot              performed.
   with match. To light pilot with match, see             3. Close equipment shutoff valve (see
   Manual Lighting Procedure, page 19.                       Figure 13, page 15).
7. Keep control knob pressed in for 30 sec-
   onds after lighting pilot. After 30 seconds,                      MANUAL LIGHTING
   release control knob.                                               PROCEDURE
   Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps 3               1. Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting
   through 7.                                               Instructions, page 17.
8. Turn control knob counterclockwise                    2. With control knob pressed in, strike
   to desired heating level. The burner                     match.Hold match to pilot until pilot lights.
   should light. Set control knob to any heat            3. Keep control knob pressed in for 30 sec-
   level between HI and LO.                                 onds after lighting pilot. After 30 seconds,
9. To leave pilot lit and shut off burners only,            release control knob. Now follow step 8
   turn control knob clockwise           to the             under Lighting Instructions, page 17.
   PILOT position.

     CAUTION: Do not try to ad-
just heating levels by using the
equipment shutoff valve.




                Figure 20 - Pilot

                                    SPECIFICATIONS
Model VFF23NLM
Gas Type                     Natural                           Propane/LP
Input                        10,000Btu/Hr                      10,000Btu/Hr
Manifold Pressure            4.5" W.C.                         10" W.C.
Max. Inlet Pressure          10.5" W.C.                        14" W.C.
Min. Inlet Pressure*         7" W.C.                           11" W.C.
 * For purposes of input adjustment

                                                    18
                             INSPECTING BURNERS
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame             Note: The pilot flame on natural gas units will
patterns often.                                        have a slight curve, but flame should be blue
PILOT FLAME PATTERN                                    and have no yellow or orange color.
Figure 21 shows a correct pilot flame pattern.
Figure 22 shows an incorrect pilot flame pat-          BURNER FLAME PATTERN
tern. The incorrect pilot flame is not touching        Figure 24 shows a correct burner flame pat-
the thermocouple. This will cause the thermo-          tern. Figure 25 shows an incorrect burner
couple to cool. When the thermocouple cools,           flame pattern. The incorrect burner flame
the fireplace will shut down.                          pattern shows sporadic, irregular flame tip-
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown          ping. The flame should not be dark or have
in Figure 23                                           an orange/reddish tinge.
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to           Note: When using the fireplace the first time,
   Appliance, page 18)                                 the flame will be orange for approximately
• see Troubleshooting, page 22                         one hour until the log cures.
                                                       If burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown
                                                       in Figure 25
                                                       • turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to
                                                          Appliance, page 18)
                                                       • see Troubleshooting, page 23
                                                       Figure 26 shows an incorrect pilot flame pat-
                                                       tern when using the wrong gas type. Turn off
                                                       heater and call a qualified service person to
                                                       make corrections.
   Figure 21 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern




                                                         Figure 24 - Correct Burner Flame Pattern




   Figure 22 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 30 shows an incorrect pilot flame pat-
tern when using the wrong gas type. Turn off
heater and call a qualified service person to
make corrections.                                           Figure 25 - Incorrect Burner Flame
                                                                          Pattern




  Figure 23 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern                 Figure 26 - Incorrect Burner Flame
       When Using Wrong Gas Type                           Pattern When Using Wrong Gas Type
                                                  19
                      CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
                                                    particles of dust, dirt, lint or pet hair with
    WARNING: Turn off fireplace                     a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner nozzle.
and let cool before cleaning.                   5. Blow air into the primary air holes on the
                                                    injector holder.
     CAUTION: You must keep                     6. In case any large clumps of dust have now
control areas, burner and cir-                      been pushed into the burner repeat steps
culating air passageways of                         3 and 4.
fireplace clean. Inspect these                  Clean the pilot assembly also. A yellow tip on
areas of fireplace before each                  the pilot flame indicates dust and dirt in the
use. Have fireplace inspected                   pilot assembly. There is a small pilot air inlet
yearly by a qualified service                   hole about 2” from where the pilot flame comes
person. Fireplace may need                      out of the pilot assembly (see Figure 28). With
more frequent cleaning due to                   the unit off, lightly blow air through the air inlet
excessive lint from carpeting,                  hole. You may blow through a drinking straw
pet hair, bedding material, etc.                if compressed air is not available.

    WARNING: Failure to keep                                                          Primary Air
the primary air opening(s) of                                                         inlet Holes
the burner(s) clean may result in
sooting and property damage.
BURNER INJECTOR HOLDER AND                                                               Injector
                                                  Burner                                 Holder
PILOT AIR INLET HOLE
The primary air inlet holes allow the proper      Tube
amount of air to mix with the gas. This pro-
vides a clean burning flame. Keep these                Figure 27 - Injector Holder On Outlet
holes clear of dust, dirt, lint and pet hair.                       Burner Tube
Clean these air inlet holes prior to each
heating season. Blocked air holes will create
soot. We recommend that you clean the unit
every three months during operation and
have fireplace inspected yearly by a qualified
service person.
We also recommend that you keep the burner
tube and pilot assembly clean and free of dust
and dirt. To clean these parts we recommend
using compressed air no greater than 30 PSI.
Your local computer store, hardware store or           Figure 28 - Injector Holder On Outlet
home center may carry compressed air in a                           Burner Tube
can. If using compressed air in a can, please LOG SET
follow the directions on the can. If you don’t   • If you remove one-piece log set for cleaning,
follow directions on the can, you could dam-        refer to page 18, for placement instructions.
age the pilot assembly.                          • Replace log set if broken or chipped (dime-
1. Shut off unit including pilot. Allow unit to    sized or larger).
    cool for at least 30 minutes.                CABINET
2. Inspect burner, pilot and primary air inlet   Air Passageways
    holes on injector holder for dust and dirt   Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized air to
    (see Figure 27).                             clean.
3. Blow air through the ports/slots and holes Exterior
    in the burner.                               Use a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap
4. Check injector holder located at the end      and water mixture. Wipe the cabinet to re-
    of burner tube again. Remove any large       move dust.
                                                20
                                TROUBLESHOOTING

    WARNING: Turn off and unplug fireplace and let cool before servicing.
Only a qualified service person should service and repair fireplace.

   CAUTION: Never use a wire, needle or similar object to clean
ODS/pilot. This can damage ODS/pilot unit.
Note: All troubleshooting items are listed in order of operation.


OBSERVED PROBLEM                POSSIBLE CAUSE                      REMEDY

When ignitor button is          1. Ignitor electrode not con-       1. Reconnect ignitor cable
pressed in, there is no spark      nected to ignitor cable          2. Free ignitor cable if
at ODS/pilot                    2. Ignitor cable pinched or            pinched by any metal or
                                   wet                                 tubing. Keep ignitor cable dry
                                3. Broken ignitor cable             3. Replace ignitor cable
                                4. Bad ignitor                      4. Replace ignitor
                                5. Ignitor electrode                5. Replace pilot assembly
                                   positioned wrong
                                6. Ignitor electrode broken         6. Replace pilot assembly

When ignitor button is          1. Gas supply turned off or       1. Turn on gas supply or open
pressed in, there is a spark      equipment shutoff valve           equipment shutoff valve
at ODS/Pilot but no ignition      closed                          2. Turn control knob to pilot
                                2. Control knob is not in pilot     position
                                  position                        3. Turn to PILOT/IGN position.
                                3. Control knob not fully           Fully press in control knob
                                  pressed in while pressing         while pressing ignitor button
                                  ignitor button                  4. Continue holding down
                                4. Air in gas lines when in-        control knob. Repeat ignit-
                                  stalled                           ing operation until air is
                                                                    removed
                                5. Depleted gas supply (pro-      5. Contact local propane/LP
                                  pane/LP gas)                      gas company
                                6. ODS/pilot is clogged           6. Clean ODS/pilot (See
                                                                     Cleaning and Maintenance,
                                                                     page 17) or replace ODS/
                                                                     pilot assembly
                                7. Gas regulator setting is       7. Replace gas regulator
                                   not correct




                                                21
                                TROUBLESHOOTING
                                           Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM                POSSIBLE CAUSE                    REMEDY

ODS/pilot lights but flame      1. Control knob not fully         1. Press in control knob fully
                                   pressed in                     2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep
goes out when control knob      2. Control knob not pressed
is released                                                          control knob pressed in 30
                                   in long enough
                                3. Equipment shutoff valve           seconds
                                   not fully open                 3. Fully open equipment shut-
                                4. Thermocouple connection           off valve
                                   loose at control valve         4. Hand tighten until snug,
                                5. Pilot flame not touching          then tighten 1/4 turn more
                                   thermocouple, which
                                   allows thermocouple to         5. A) Contact local natural or
                                   cool, causing pilot flame to          propane/LP gas company
                                   go out. This problem could
                                   be caused by one or both          B) Clean ODS/pilot (see
                                   of the following:                    Cleaning and Maintenance,
                                  A) Low gas pressure
                                  B) Dirty or partially clogged         page 18) or replace ODS/
                                     ODS/pilot                          pilot assembly
                                6. Thermocouple damaged           6. Replace pilot assembly
                                7. Control valve damaged          7. Replace control valve
Burner does not light after     1. Inlet gas pressure is too      1. Contact local natural or
ODS/pilot is lit                   low                               propane/LP gas company
                                                                  2. Clean burner (see Cleaning
                                2. Burner Orifice(s) is clogged
                                                                     and Maintenance, page 23)
                                                                     or replace burner orifice

Delayed ignition of burner(s)   1. Manifold pressure is too     1. Contact local natural or
                                   low                             propane/LP gas company
                                2. Burner Orifice(s) is clogged 2. Clean burner (see Cleaning
                                                                   and Maintenance, page 23)
                                                                   or replace burner orifice

Burner backfiring during        1. Burner orifice(s) is           1. Clean burner orifice(s) (see
combustion                         clogged or damaged               Cleaning and Maintenance,
                                2. Burner damaged                   page 17) or replace burner
                                3. Gas regulator defective          orifice(s)
                                4. Inlet gas pressure is too      2. Replace burner
                                   low                            3. Replace gas regulator
                                                                  4. Contact local natural or
                                                                     propane/LP gas company




                                                22
                                TROUBLESHOOTING
                                          Continued

OBSERVED PROBLEM                POSSIBLE CAUSE                   REMEDY

Slight smoke or odor during     1. Residues from manufac-        1. Problem will stop after a few
                                   turing processes and log         hours of operation
initial operation                  curing                        2. Check burner for dirt and
                                2. Not enough air
                                                                    debris. If found, clean
                                                                    burner (see Cleaning
                                3. Gas regulator defective          and Maintenance, page 23)
                                                                 3. Replace gas regulator

Fireplace produces a            1. Turning control knob to HI    1. Turn control knob to LO
whistling noise when burner        position when burner is         position and let warm up
is lit                             cold                            for a minute
                                                                 2. Operate burner until air is
                                2. Air in gas line                 removed from line. Have gas
                                3. Air passageways on              line checked by local natural
                                   fireplace blocked               or propane/LP gas company
                                4. Dirty or partially clogged    3. Observe minimum installa-
                                   burner orifice                  tion clearances (see Figure
                                                                   4, page 8)
                                                                 4. Clean burner (see Cleaning
                                                                    and Maintenance, page 17)
                                                                   or replace burner orifice

White powder residue form-      1. When heated, vapors from      1. Turn fireplace off when us-
ing within burner box or on       furniture polish, wax,carpet     ing furniture polish, wax,
adjacent walls or furniture       cleaner, etc., may turn into     carpet cleaners or similar
                                  white powder residue             products

No yellow flame (mostly         1. Not enough combustion/        1. Refer to Air for Combustion
blue)                              ventilation air                  and Ventilation requirements
                                                                    (page 6)
Tall, yellow flames (soot may   1. Wrong gas conversion          1. Make sure natural gas regu-
 be visible)                       (natural gas on propane/         lator (blue) and selector disk
                                   LP setting)                      are set in the natural gas
                                                                    positions (see page 14)

Moisture/condensation no-       1. Not enough combustion/        1. Refer to Air for Combustion
ticed on windows                  Ventilation air                  and Ventilation require-
                                                                    ments (page 5)

Fireplace produces a clicking/ 1. Metal expanding while          1. This is normal with most
ticking noise just after burner  heating or contracting            fireplaces. If noise is exces-
is lit or shut off               while cooling                     sive, contact qualified ser-
                                                                   vice person




                                               23
                               TROUBLESHOOTING
                                         Continued

      WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
  supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
IMPORTANT: Operating fireplace where impurities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning
supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or textiles,
etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and create odors.
OBSERVED PROBLEM              POSSIBLE CAUSE                    REMEDY

Fireplace produces unwant-    1. Fireplace burning vapors       1. Open window to ventilate
                                 from paint, hair spray,           room. Stop using odor
ed odors                         glues, cleaners, chemicals,
                                 new carpet, etc. (See             causing products while
                                 IMPORTANT statement               fireplace is running
                                 above)                         2. Refill supply tank (propane/
                              2. Low fuel supply (propane/         LP only)
                                 LP only)                       3. Locate and correct all leaks
                              3. Gas leak. See Warning
                                 statement at top of page          (see Checking Gas Con-
                                                                   nections, page 17)
Fireplace shuts off in use     1. Not enough fresh air is      1. Open window and/or door
(ODS operates)                    available                       for ventilation
                               2. Low line pressure            2. Contact local natural or
                               3. ODS/pilot is partially          propane/LP gas company
                                                               3. Clean ODS/pilot (see
                                  clogged                         Cleaning and Maintenance,
                                                                  page 23)
Gas odor even when control 1. Gas leak. See Warning            1. Locate and correct all leaks
knob is in OFF position       statement at top of page            (see Checking Gas Con-
                                                                  nections, page 17)
                              2. Control valve defective       2. Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion 1. Foreign matter between           1. Contact a qualified service
                              control valve and burner            technician to remove foreign
                           2. Gas leak. See Warning               matter
                              statement at top of page         2. Locate and correct all leaks
                                                                  (see Checking Gas Con-
                                                                  nections, page 17)




                                              24
 Replacement Parts
FIREBOX Model VFF23NLM




          25
                                 Replacement Parts
                               FIREBOX Model VFF23NLM

This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 32 of this manual.


       NO.               Part Description                   Part NO.            Qty.
         1    Top Trim Panel                             FCHD2309001             1
         2    Fireplace Wrapper                          FCHD2309002             1
         3    Firebox Hood                               FCHD2309003             1
         4    Heat Deflector                              FCHD2309004             1
         5    Top Liner                                  FCHD2309005             1
         6    Left Side Liner                            FCHD2309006             1
         7    Rear liner                                 FCHD2309007             1
         8    Right Side Liner                           FCHD2309006             1
         9    Firebox Floor                              FCHD2309008             1
       10     Side Panel Trim                            FCHD2309009             2
        11    Log Set                                    FCHD2309010             1
       12     Access Door                                FCHD2309011             1
       13     Knob                                       FCHD2309012             1
       14     Bottom Panel                               FCHD2309013             1
       15     Hinge                                      FCHD2309014             1
       16     Frame/Screen Assembly                      FCHD2309015             1
       17     Mantel                                     FCHD2309016             1




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                     Replacement Parts
          BURNER ASSEMBLY Model VFF23NLM



                      2
                                                             1
                                    3

                                                                              4




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                               12
                                                                      7
                          13
                                                                          8
           21                                                                          11
                                                                                   9
                                             14

                22             15


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     23                                                                       10
24                                                     19
                                                            17                         6
                                        20
                                                                 16




                25




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                Replacement Parts
         BURNER ASSEMBLY Model VFF23NLM


NO.         Part Description           Part NO.   Qty.
  1   Burner                        FCHD2309017    1
  2   Pilot Shield                  FCHD2309018    1
  3   Dual Fuel ODS                 FCSHBF09006    1
  4   Air Control Plate             FCHD2309019    1
  5   Injector Assembly             FCHD2309020    1
  6   Selection Valve               FCHD2309021    1
  7   Dual Fuel Linkage             FCHD2309022    1
  8   Selection Valve Plate         FCHD2309023    1
  9   Selection Valve Bracket       FCHD2309024    1
10    ODS Tube LP                   FCHD2309025    1
 11   ODS Tube NG                   FCHD2309026    1
12    Magnetic Catch Bracket        FCHD2309027    1
13    Magnetic Catch                FCTG2908024    1
14    ODS Tube LP & NG              FCHD2309028    1
15    Inlet Tube                    FCHD2309029    1
16    5/8" UNF and 3/8" NPT Fitting FCHD2309030    1
17    Dual Fuel Regulator           FCSHBF09005    1
18    1/8" NPT Fitting              FCHD2309031    1
19    3/8" NPT, 9/16" UNF and 1/8" FCHD2309032     1
      NPT T-Fitting
20    Valve Tube                    FCHD2309033    1
21    Control Valve Bracket         FCHD2309034    1
22    Control Valve                 FCHD2309035    1
23    Piezo Igniter                 FCSHBF09013    1
24    Control Valve cover           FCHD2309036    1
25    Screw, 4.8 x 62               FCHD2309037    2




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       REPLACEMENT PARTS                                       SERVICE HINTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts.        When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
This will protect your warranty coverage for      • pilot will not stay lit
parts replaced under warranty.                    • burner will have delayed ignition
                                                  • fireplace will not produce specified heat
                                                  • propane/LP gas supply may be low
PARTS UNDER WARRANTY                              You may feel your gas pressure is too low. If
Contact authorized dealers of this product.       so, contact your local natural or propane/LP
If they can’t supply original replacement         gas supplier.
part(s), call Sure Heat Products’ Technical       Note: Use only original replacement parts.
Service Department at (800) 229-5647.             This will protect your warranty coverage for
When calling Sure Heat have ready                 parts replaced under warranty.
• your name
• your address
                                                           TECHNICAL SERVICE
• model and serial numbers of your
                                                  You may have further questions about instal-
  fireplace
                                                  lation, operation or troubleshooting. If so,
• how fireplace was malfunctioning
                                                  contact Sure Heat Heating Products’
• type of gas used (propane/LP or natural
                                                  Technical Service Department at (800) 229-
   gas)
                                                  5647. When calling please have your model
• purchase date
                                                  and serial numbers of your fireplace ready.
Usually, we will ask you to return the part to
                                                  You can also visit Sure Heat Heating
the factory.
                                                  Products’ technical service web site at
                                                  www.sureheat.com.
PARTS NOT UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product.
If they can’t supply original replacement
part(s), call Sure Heat Heating Products at
(800) 229-5647 for referral information.
When calling Sure Heat, have ready
• model number of your fireplace
• the replacement part number




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                                LIMITED WARRANTY
Sure Heat Mfg warrants that the components of this appliance are warranted free from defects
in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Sure Heat Mfg. at its
option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective
during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new manufactured product or
component. if the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar
product of equal value. This warranty does not include transportation or shipping costs of any
kind. This is your exclusive warranty.

This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase
and is not transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain
warranty parts.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts such as scratches and dents of the
components or damage resulting from any of the following:

•   negligent use or misuse of the product, including exposing the product to chemicals or cleaning products not
    approved by Sure Heat Mfg.
•   corrosion, rust or discoloring of any kind.

•   use or installation contrary to specified instructions and applicable building codes, including heating the product
    to temperatures above its rated specifications which can cause considerable warping
•   disassembly, including removal of the product from a built-in installation

•   damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, hostile environments, or improper installation

•   repair or alteration

•   acts of God, such as fire, flood hurricanes, and tornadoes

•   gas cylinders, propane tanks or other fuel delivery systems, including connections to a household fuel supply

•   usage other than single-family household use such as commercial or industrial use

•   minor warping or discoloration of parts, which is normal and not a defect under this warranty

             DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE

If the appliance does not operate properly, first thoroughly carry out the instructions provided
with the unit to ensure that the appliance is installed correctly and check the troubleshooting
section in the use and care manual.

We recommend you return the warranty registration card so that you can be contacted with any
questions of safety arise that could affect you. The return of the warranty registration card is
not a condition for warranty coverage.

Because of continuing product improvement these specifications are subject to change without
notice.

                    If you have other questions or need replacement parts contact our
                               Customer Service Hotline at (800) 229-5647 or
                                    visit our website at www.Sure Heat.com

               Sure Heat Manufacturing 1861 West Oak Parkway Marietta, GA 30062

				
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