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I have a Lennox GFP 3/4-5P fireplace insert gas log set up…

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I have a Lennox GFP 3/4-5P fireplace insert gas log set up with 2 switches on the side of the glass screen. The second from the top witch turns the blower system on and off and the rheostat below controls fan speed. What does the top switch do?

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There is a remote control that is supposed to turn the burner on and off, that seems to have no effect on the operation of the unit.

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2/18/2016
HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago
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Are there any other numbers on unit? Usually one switch allows use of a remote control.

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HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago

And does this switch have 3 positions?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No there are only 2 positions, apparently on and off.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the reemote doesn't appear to work in either position.
HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago

Still looking for a manual.Not finding the GFP series in my Lennox fireplace models

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HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have a wall thermostat that controls the fireplace?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, there is no wall termostat for the unit. I have the original install manual, but it makes NO mention of the remote. It was printed in 1998.
HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago

That may be why I am not seeing it listed (age)

Is there a publication number on manual?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
503,429M
8/98
Superseeds 11/97
is printed below the description
HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago

Not finding anything by that either.The only two switches I am showing on any of the Lennox fireplaces is the blower switch and then an on off switch.Have you tried putting this switch in both positions to see if fireplace works in both positions?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I had the fireplace running and turning that switch seemed to have no effect. I need to try starting it with the remote to see if that works. I found the remote reciever on the bottomleft behind the grill that covers the units internal parts, and I need to try some more positions with the remote. The previous owner said it used to work, but I haven't fouind the key yet.
HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 2 years ago

Let me know what you find, I believe this switch has to do with that.

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