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I have a Greystone fireplace in my RV that has developed some fan noise. Can't tell if its a simple sheet metal rattle or a bad bearing. Anyone out there that has experience with these things?


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Touch the sheet metal then start the fan. It would take a bad fan to make the sheet metal vibrate. Remember though dirty fan blades make noise if imbalance is the cause.

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I chuckle at that term 'Fireplace' ain't no fire in there, just a toaster and fan.


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.......led's and a chip memory


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Yeah it isn't much of a fireplace but I do like it better than the old $20 electric heater I used to set out in the middle of the floor. Kind of like the hand held remote too for heat level and fan speed so I don't have to get up and walk all the way over to the other side of the room.

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I had the same problem. Opened the unit and the shaft with the mirrors that make the fake flame is about 1/8" diameter and just turns in a hole punched in a piece of sheet metal. Added a little silicone grease and so far so good.


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Thanks hohenwald48, just the kind of info I was looking for. Will give that a try.

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Did the same with my Furrion fireplace. Had a squeak every so often. Pulled it out///assed some dielectric grease to and no more noise.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

I chuckle at that term 'Fireplace' ain't no fire in there, just a toaster and fan.


Me too. Stupid things. A fan & a Christmas tree bulb backlighting a screen. Had one in our first trailer. Cheaply made thing. Rattling bits. Takes some doing to find the cause & wedge a piece of plastic or cardboard in the offending part.

Current trailer does not have one, just the useful heating part. Space where silly light & screen goes serves much better for storage.


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Veebyes wrote:

SidecarFlip wrote:

I chuckle at that term 'Fireplace' ain't no fire in there, just a toaster and fan.


Me too. Stupid things. A fan & a Christmas tree bulb backlighting a screen. Had one in our first trailer. Cheaply made thing. Rattling bits. Takes some doing to find the cause & wedge a piece of plastic or cardboard in the offending part.

Current trailer does not have one, just the useful heating part. Space where silly light & screen goes serves much better for storage.


Not to mention they put out less heat than you would be led to believe by looking at the wattage rating. Just more bling to impress idiots on the dealer lots. Not unlike home theatre systems with $6 speakers and a $10 subwoofer, or a black tank flush fitting where the supposed "spray" is directed against the natural flow of the tank lol.

Furrion makes those fireplaces along with Greystone. Now those are two state of the art brands right there. Good thing they don't manufacturer instrumentation for commercial jets lol. Cheap chinese bling.

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