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How To Remove Heatilator Fireplace Doors

Removing old bifold doors from your Heatilator fireplace is simple. Here’s 6 steps to make this process as quick and easy as possible:

  1. Make sure your fireplace is off

    • Double check that your fireplace has completely cooled and is safe to approach before beginning to remove the doors.
  2. Fully open doors

    • Open the fireplace doors all the way until completely folded.
  3. Locate the tension clips

    • The tension clips (or spring brackets) are the holes located at the corner of the fireplace where the fireplace door pins get inserted.
    • Location of tension clips on fireplace door frame
  4. Push up on the top clip

    • With the doors folded and open, push up on the top tension clip. You may do this with a screwdriver. This will reduce the pressure on the door and allow the door pins to slide out.
  5. Slide top door pin out of clip

    • While pushing up on the tension clip, slide the top door pin out and gently angle away from fireplace
    • How to remove fireplace door
  6. Remove bottom door pin

    • With the top door pin removed from the tension clip, you should be able to easily remove the bottom pin

Removing the frame (optional)

If your fireplace doors were attached to a frame, you’ll need to remove it before installing new ones. Once you’ve removed the doors, using a screwdriver or drill, remove the screws that attach the frame to the firebox and slide out the frame.

Removing additional parts

Sometimes you may need to remove some of the original parts of your Heatilator fireplace to ensure a proper fit for your new doors. This is common and nothing to worry about. Just keep in mind, the metal face around your fireplace is usually connected to the unit and cannot be removed. Only the doors and frame can be removed safely.

Additional fireplace parts to remove Removing old top door track

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