- Duraflame Heater Troubleshooting
- Duraflame Heater Operating Instructions
- Duraflame Remote Control Instructions
- Benefits Of Using Duraflame Infrared Heaters
Here you will not only learn in detail but also step-by-step guidelines as you could learn from Heatilator gas fireplace manual. So, keep on reading to explore your query.
Table of Contents
- Duraflame Heater Manual- Ultimate Guide
- Duraflame Infrared Heater Troubleshooting
- 1. Heater Won’t Turn On
- 2. Heater Keeps Shutting Off
- 3. Fan Not Working
- 4. Heater Not Heating At All
- 5. Heater Not Producing Enough Heat
- 6. Blowing Cold Air
- 7. Heater Keeps Beeping
- 8. No Flame in Heater
- 9. Power Cord Gets Warm
- 10. Remote Control Is Not Working
- 11. Display Temperature Not Matching Room Temperature
- 12. Heater Flame Not Working
- 13. Logs Glow Without Flame Effect
- 14. No Power, Display Buttons Not Lighting Up
- 15. Heater Smells Like Burning
- Duraflame Heater Error Codes
- How Do I reset My Duraflame Infrared Heater?
- Duraflame Heater Operating Instructions
- Duraflame Remote Control Instructions
- Benefits Of Using Duraflame Infrared Heaters
- Details of 5 Famous Duraflame Heaters
- How do I adjust the temperature on my Duraflame heater?
- Is it safe to place the heater unit on the carpet?
- Can I Replace Duraflame Remote Control?
Duraflame Heater Manual- Ultimate Guide
On the way to knowing all about Duraflame heater instructions, let’s first learn about Duraflame infrared quartz heater troubleshooting:
Duraflame Infrared Heater Troubleshooting
Below are the common Duraflame heater problems that you may face while using Duraflame infrared heaters and their simple solutions:
1. Heater Won’t Turn On
When you find your heater doesn’t turn on manually, then the problem may happen for 3 reasons:
- Power is not coming from socket or buttons
- Faulty operation of the heater
- A faulty button on the display
- Defective blower motor
- First, investigate the circuit breakers. Then unplug the power cord and plug it into another outlet. If the problem is occurring for the 1st issue, it will be solved.
- Yet, if you find the issue is remaining, manually press the main power button of your heater. It will bring the solution.
- After doing the 2nd initiative, if you find the problem still, replace the control panel, and circuit board. Hopefully, it will bring the solution.
- If the blower motor is faulty, then replace or reassemble the blower.
2. Heater Keeps Shutting Off
Your Duraflame infrared heater keeps shutting down due to overheating which happens because of the dirt accumulation inside the heater and air filter blockage, blown fuse, and a faulty thermostat.
- To fix the overheating issue, clean the whole heater as well as the air filter and make sure enough airflow inside your heater.
- If the thermostat is defective, replace it.
- And check the blown fuse and replace that one.
After fixing all these issues, if you find the problem is still remaining, then you can read our comprehensive guide on why the Duraflame heater keeps shutting down and how to fix it.
3. Fan Not Working
Your heater fan will begin to malfunction when dirt accumulates in the air filter or the fan motor gets faulty. Plus, when your heater fails to reach its set temperature, the fan stops functioning.
Besides, loose wiring, faulty temperature gauge, and heater cool down cycle are responsible for your heater fan stopping working.
- Clean the heater’s air filter.
- Replace the fan motor if it gets defective.
- Reset your heater when it can’t reach its set temperature.
- In the case of the temperature gauge, replace the temperature sensor or heater thermostat.
- Check and find out the loose wire connections inside the heater and fix them.
- And at the time cool down cycle, you don’t need to do anything. After the cycle, the fan will begin to work again.
Here for your better understanding, you can also read our ultimate solution guide on how to fix a Duraflame heater defective fan.
4. Heater Not Heating At All
When you discover that your Duraflame heater not getting hot enough, be sure the main possible culprits are the faulty thermostat or blower motor and wrong ductwork installation.
Try the following solutions when you find your Duraflame heater stops heating:
- First, check the thermostat and find out if it’s faulty or not. If it’s defective, then replace the thermostat.
- Now, investigate the blower motor. When finding it faulty, change it with a new one.
- And finally, make sure the ductwork installation is okay.
5. Heater Not Producing Enough Heat
The heater fails to produce enough heat because of the power strip or surge protector. It can also be because the extension cord is being used and the unit location is exterior.
In such cases, very first unplug the unit and then replug it directly into the wall located on an interior wall.
6. Blowing Cold Air
The main cause of your heater blowing cold air is the wrong assembly of the heater blower or the faulty blower.
If you find your Duraflame heater not blowing hot air, replace the assembly of the heater blower. The problem will be fixed and you will discover the heater is blowing hot air again.
7. Heater Keeps Beeping
While switching off your heater, you may notice the heater is creating beeping noise. You may also find the noise issue while the flames on. The problem occurs because of the defective flame generator drive motor, gauge back panel & distorted spinner shaft.
Plus, you may also discover your unit is creating noise when you turn on your heater. A beeping noise while turning on your Duraflame happens due to the dirty blower motor. The dirt malfunctions the heater blower and causes your Duraflame heater making noise.
- To fix your Duraflame infrared heater beeping noise which you can hear while turning on your heater, first, uninstall the heater blower, get a vacuum and gently clean the heater blower vents. Then reinstall the heater blower. You will find the solution.
- And in case of noise while shutting off or flaming on, replace the flame generator drive motor of the heater. Yet, if you find the problem is remaining, then seek customer service from Duraflame.
8. No Flame in Heater
The most common reason for which your Duraflame heater flame stops working is the defective bulbs. Also, a faulty flame controlling switch and a blown fuse can be the causes for your heater flame not working.
- Replace the bulbs if your Duraflame heater light went out.
- Change the flame-controlling switch and the blown fuse.
9. Power Cord Gets Warm
The issue happens because of a defective outlet or loose plugin.
Monitor your heater cord and plug connection. A faulty wall outlet connection or loose plug can cause the outlet or plug to get heat up.
Be certain the plug fits tightly in the outlet. Heaters draw more current than small appliances. Overheating of the outlet may occur even if it has not happened with the use of other appliances.
10. Remote Control Is Not Working
Duraflame remote control troubles may be noticed when the remote control is missing batteries or battery power. It may be because of the poor signal or your distance. Regularly pressing buttons in fast succession may cause the transmitter to malfunction.
Install new batteries for remote control troubleshooting first. Press the remote control buttons with an even motion and gentle pressure.
Use the remote from less than 20 feet distance from the front of the heater. And always use the remote pointing at the control panel of your heater. Hopefully, you will find the solution to your remote control issues.
11. Display Temperature Not Matching Room Temperature
When you notice, your heater display temperature is not matching read by a thermostat, follow the below instructions for the solution.
- Hold the timer button, 00 flashes then a single digit between -9 degrees to 9 degrees will arrive.
- At this point release the timer button and use the arrow up/down button to adjust the temperature variance up to 9 degrees +/-.
- After 10 seconds without control input, the heater will exit the thermostat calibration.
12. Heater Flame Not Working
If you discover the heater flame is not moving, possibly, it’s occurring for 2 issues:
- Faulty flame generator drive motor
- And the spinner is detached from the heater motor
Get a new flame generator drive motor and replace it. Remove the ember bed, back panel & metal bracket. Then, check if the spinner of the heater is correctly mounted to the motor or not.
If it’s not rightly mounted, mount it perfectly and replace the back panel, metal bracket, and ember bed. The issue will be solved.
13. Logs Glow Without Flame Effect
The main cause of this issue is the flame effect is turned off.
Simply press the flame button several times. You will find the problem is gone and the ember logs are glowing again with a perfect flame effect.
But if it doesn’t work, check the circuit breaker that may be tripped & are responsible to make your fireplace flame motor non-functional. Now, follow the steps given below to solve the issue in such a case-
- First, flip the tripped switch on/off to reset it
- Replace the switch in case flipping doesn’t work
- Also, check all the wiring connections & fix them when you find any loose connections.
14. No Power, Display Buttons Not Lighting Up
This type of problem happens when the power cord isn’t plugged right into the outlet.
When you face such type of issue, instantly check whether the heater is plugged or not into a standard 120-volt outlet. If it’s not plugged in, plug it in immediately. The problem will be resolved.
15. Heater Smells Like Burning
The following factors can be reasons when you get a burning smell from your heater:
- Dust and dirt inside the heater and heater air filter.
- Burnt out electric wires or plastics inside the heater.
- Clean the heater thoroughly and the heater air filter. If the air filter is worn out, replace it.
- Find out burning wires or objects from the heater and replace them with new ones.
Duraflame Heater Error Codes
In this section, we will explore the common Duraflame infrared heater error codes and their easy solutions:
1. Error Code E1
If you find the heater display is showing “E1”, think, the possible cause is that the thermostat sensor of your heater is broken or disconnected.
Unplug the heater, separate the back panel and examine that the thermostat is plugged into the main circuit board. If this does not resolve the problem, contact the customer service of Duraflame for a replacement thermostat sensor.
2. Error Code E2
Showing the “E2” on the heater display means the thermostat sensor of the heater is broken.
Contact customer service for a replacement thermostat sensor.
3. Error Code E3
When you notice the Duraflame display is showing E3, know it’s happening because the manual reset overheats the protection of the heater and has been set off or triggered.
If you notice the “E3” is shown on the display, first investigate whether the air inlets and outlets of the heater are broken or not. If they are broken, the issue will cause overheating.
And the overheating causes Duraflame e3 error code showing. Firstly unplug the heater and allow it about 3o minutes to cool down. When you find the heater is cool enough, again plug the heater and run it. The problem will be solved.
Yet, if you notice the heater is showing the sign, feel free to contact the customer service of Duraflame. They will solve the issue.
4. F5 Error Code
F5 is not an error code. You will find five brightness levels from F1-F5 on your Duraflame heater. F5 is the highest brightness and F1 is the lowest one. You can also select (00) which means you are selecting the OFF setting.
So, when you are getting or noticing the F5 code, it means you are told to select the highest brightness or you have selected the top brightness on your heater.
Already you know why your Duraflame heater not working and how to fix all the heater issues by yourself. Now let’s know how to operate your Duraflame heater with the remote control.
5. Error Code ER
ER code on your Duraflame heater display will be blinking due to:
- The heater power cord might not be plugged accurately into the outlet.
- Or there is a loose connection in your outlet for which your heater is not getting power and popping ER error code.
- Also, blockage in the outlet or inlet can be the reason for ER code.
- Make sure the power cord is plugged in correctly in the outlet.
- Unplug the heater and check out to find if there is any loose connection in the outlet and fix it.
- Clean the outlet and inlet if there is any blockage. And never forget to switch off the circuit breaker before cleaning the outlet or inlet blockage. In such a case, it would be wise to take help from a professional because it’s a risky job.
- Finally, you can try resetting your heater to fix the ER error code when you notice it on the display.
Well, to know how to reset your heater, just scroll down.
How Do I reset My Duraflame Infrared Heater?
You can reset your Duraflame infrared heater manually by following the simple steps given below-
- First, turn the power supply off & unplug the unit from the wall outlet
- Wait for 5 minutes
- Then, plug the unit back into the wall socket.
Now, your heater should run as normal. But if this procedure fails, don’t worry! You have an alternative way to reset your heater. Just go below & do the followings-
- Again, start by turning the power supply off & unplug the heater from the outlet
- Then, press and hold down the unit’s main power button
- Plug the unit into the wall socket & at the same time, continue to hold down the main power button
- Continue to hold down the unit’s power button for 5 seconds when the unit is plugged back in & then release the button.
We Hope, by this process, your Duraflame heater will run normally.
Duraflame Heater Operating Instructions
You know your Duraflame heater is remote-controlled. So, to operate your heater, you need to know how to use your heater remote control. Below, the operation instruction is given in detail.
Duraflame Remote Control Instructions
The Duraflame remote control manual is given below in detail. You can now easily learn how to use a remote control:
1. Power Button
The power button provides power to all of the functions of the Duraflame heater. The switch needs to be in the “ON” position for functions. But again pressing, you can turn off the heater.
If you look to disable or re-enable your heater function, you need to hold the power button for 10 seconds while ON. When you find the heater is disabled and then re-enable, you will notice the ember bed lights will flash several times. And then the heater will begin to function.
2. Flame Button
Whenever the FLAME button is pressed, the power of the flame reduces. It has five brightness levels that can be selected.
3. Heat Button
The HEAT button is used to turn ON & OFF the heater.
The thermostat knob regulates the thermostat setting. Turning the knob clockwise will up the thermostat setting. Twisting the knob counterclockwise will reduce the thermostat setting.
5. Ember Bed
This button on the remote control operates or pauses the undulant ember bed effect.
6. Timer Button
The remote control comes with a timer button. You can set your desired time from 30 minutes to 9 hours and by pressing “00”, you can turn off the time setting.
Benefits Of Using Duraflame Infrared Heaters
There are so many upsides to using Duraflame infrared electric heaters. Let’s know all about them:
- Firstly, there’s no extra smoke because no real wood is used.
- Secondly, infrared heating does not suck out the real humidity in the air. In this way, you get humid and warm heat on a winter afternoon.
- The heaters heat up to 1,000 square feet area.
- Also, these let you make your house warmer without the disorder or the fuss that comes with live fire. Plus, there are no cleaning-up issues.
- The infrared heater is manageable & easily movable to your living room, kitchen, or bathroom.
- Also, infrared heaters are cost-effective and easy to operate with remote control.
Here, for a better understanding of Duraflame heater features & settings, you can watch the video.
Details of 5 Famous Duraflame Heaters
Duraflame is one of the leading brands that has been a market leader for years in the heater fuel category.
Duraflame’s infrared heaters are best for domestic use owing to the extended features that they provide for reasonable prices. Now, let’s learn detail about 5 best and most popular Duraflame Heaters:
Duraflame 3D Infrared Electric Stove
The first thing that will draw your attention to this special Duraflame Infrared Heater is its smooth modern design. The Duraflame 3D Infrared Electric Stove is tiny enough to fit in little spaces and moved around comfortably by one person.
Furthermore, the 3D flame effect makes the infrared heater resemble a fireplace, without the risk of burning. It comes with settings that will enable you to set the brightness, speed, and colors.
The infrared/quartz technology is a broadly desired one mainly because of the point that it warms the surroundings while maintaining the natural moisture of the room. You can find the icon for four simple controls to set the power, temperature, time, and flame on the Duraflame remote control.
Duraflame Freestanding Infrared Quartz Stove
The Duraflame Freestanding Infrared Quartz Stove is devised to look like an actual fireplace. The definite added benefits are portability and easy installation. You just need to remove the infrared heater from the box and attach the legs.
Duraflame DFI021ARU Electric Log Set Heater
Do you have a pre-existing fireplace & you want to use a heater without having to haul in logs for the fire and clean up? Then, this Duraflame heater is meant for you. At first sight, this heater may not look like a heater. Instead, anyone would be confused about a regular set of logs as they are previously half-burnt.
The Duraflame DFI021ARU is an electric heater in the style of a log set and an ember bed. With the thermostat, you can enhance or lower the temperature and adjust the log set to a temperature that you find suitable.
Duraflame 5HM7000-NC04 Portable Electric Infrared Heater
This Duraflame infrared heater has oscillating louvers that move from side to side to diffuse the air through the room. As a result, the heat is spread more equally irrespective of the size of the room.
The oscillating louvers make the infrared unit energy-efficient and are one of the foremost reasons why homeowners with larger rooms choose this tower heater.
Duraflame DFI-550-22 Infrared Electric Stove Heater
The DFI-550-22 is very related to the Duraflame 3D Electric Infrared Heater in its form and design. It features a picture window-style door with arch detailing.
The electric heater is built to replicate a typical burning fireplace without hassles. The flickering flame effect is especially life-like.
You simply need to remove the unit from the packaging and plug it in to instantly heat the room. As this infrared heater makes it feasible for people to have a fire without actually burning a single bit of wood and being almost maintenance-free, the DFI-550-22 is becoming a hot love. You can also online purchase Duraflame heaters at Lowes and QVC.
How do I adjust the temperature on my Duraflame heater?
You can adjust the thermostat by 2°F or 1°C increment. To do this, simply press the ‘Heater’ button on the control panel. However, when you want to change between °F and °C, you have to press and hold the ‘Heater’ button on the control panel for 3 seconds. Well, the button on the remote control only turns the heater on/off to the thermostat setting that is selected with the control panel.
Is it safe to place the heater unit on the carpet?
Yes, it’s safe to place your Duraflame heater on the carpet, especially on low pile carpet. But, don’t forget to keep any flammable items at least 3 feet away from the heater. Plus, make sure the carpet doesn’t block the heater air outlet or inlet that may cause the heater to overheat & shut off.
Can I Replace Duraflame Remote Control?
Yes, you can replace your Duraflame remote control. The replacement options are available in the market.
Now you know all about the Duraflame heater operating instructions that include remote control operation, and most importantly Duraflame infrared heater troubleshooting guide.
So, have your chosen Duraflame heater, install it and enjoy the cozy winter night. Plus, feel free to share your problem with us in the comment section. We’ll come back with a solution ASAP.