I have a house that is five years old. I am the original homeowner, but the house was built before I got into it. I am a single female - so handy - but not the handiest, and on a very limited budget.
I have a Heatilator Model ND4236I (at least that is what the label on in the inside reads). However, th emanual that was also laying in there only had 4236L or 4236IL as a choice, so I am guessing it is 4236IL.
That being said, I went to turn on the fireplace this year with the remote, and it wouldn't start. I called the building superintendent over this complex (because they are still building), and he told me how to take the front bottom grate thing off, and lo and behold was all this wiring, paperwork, etc.
When he instructed me to slide the switch on the little black box to on, the fireplace did start and work properly. And yes, I tried replacing the battery in the remote, and when you push the button the remote, it does turn red; however, it does not ignite the fireplace.
My remote only does on/off - nothing else. [Again, remember I didn't get to pick anything - I always thought it was weird that I couldn't turn it down or anything like that - but another conversation for another time.]
Anyway, I have a couple of questions for you. I went online, and in the thick manual, and I see a picture of this part, but no where do I find an explanation for it. It is called the Battery Pack. And it looks like this:
Sends image of a battery pack with no batteries (AA) in it.
So the first question is should this have batteries in it? It has never had batteries in it the entire time I lived here, and I knew none of this was underneath the fireplace.
The second question is since the fireplace does come on if you manually slide that slider to "ON" ... in your opinion what would be causing the fireplace NOT to come on by the remote?
I hope I hear back from you, and I surely do appreciate your help.