|Our Barbas Sirocco 350 gas fireplace|
- there is no inspection hatch. You have to take it apart completely; which is not easy and a lot of work.
- do not forget to switch off the gas and mains power!
What I did found online, was the website of the manufacturer. I contacted them by e-mail and phone, they are very friendly and supportive. I called them and they sent me the documentation and told me the problem could be one of the three values or the modubox. The modubox contains the control print. To test which value causes the problem, I was told to swap the outer valves. If the problem does not change, than the cause is probably in the modubox. I took photo's while I was taking the fireplace apart, I could refer to those photo's when I had to put it together again. I recommend you to do the same!
|Front frame and glass removed|
|Red circle shows the panel that gives access to the gas connection|
Remove the fake wood and all the screws. Take out all metal parts. The panel in the image above gives access to the gas connection.
|Use a wrench to disconnect the gas connection|
After removing the panel, use a wrench to disconnect the gas pipe. Make sure the gas is closed!
|The unit removed|
When the gas pipe is disconnected from the unit, you can lift it and disconnect the electricity. Make sure the mains power is turned off! Note that the unit has sharp screws pointing down. You don't want those on your wooden floor or table.
|The unit with the modubox and the valves|
|The modubox enclosure and print|
After coming this far I decided to take the fireplace apart again and inspect the modubox. The image above shows the modubox enclosure and print.
|This stain took my attention|
The stain under the electrolytic capacitor on the print on the left, above took my attention. I used my multimeter to measure the capacity of this electrolytic capacitor. It turned out that it had lost all of its capacity.