These instructions apply to stoves installed in brick fireplaces with the trim panels pushed up tight to the fireplace front. If you have a different installation, like a recessed rock fireplace where the panels are cut to fit inside the fireplace call me from your home and we will walk you through the removal.
First you will need the following tools and supplies:
- Claw hammer
- Allen wrench (3/32")
- Nut drivers (11/32"), (3/8"),(5/16")
- Two peices of ceramic tile(scraps ok)
- Utility knife or sharp pocket knife
Begin by unplugging the stove.
Insert the claw of the hammer under the hearth plate that protrudes from the bottom of the stove. When you pull back on the hammer handle the stove will lift up high enough to slide one of the ceramic tiles under the stove about 4 to 6 inches. Put the other piece of tile in the center of the hearth about 8 inches from the front of the fireplace. The purpose of the tiles are to make it easy to slide the stove, and protect your hearth from scratches.
Let the stove back down on the tile, stand on the hearth with legs on either side of the hearth plate. Grab the stove top at the corners and pull wiggle back and forth. When the weight of the stove gets on the ceramic tile it will slide right out so be careful not to pull it off the hearth if the hearth is raised.
You may either leave the trim panels on the stove and work sideways, or take them off and turn the stove completely around on the tile. I prefer the latter as it makes my back hurt to work sideways.
To remove the trim panels, slice the silicone with a razor knife or sharp pocket knife. Cut the fiberglass where the side and top panels meet. Leave the fiberglass on the panels. Remove the four tec screws holding the panels on and lay aside for later replacement (do not remove silicone from panels)