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Re: My Monitor 441 will not ignite?
When you try to light the heater do you ever hear a thumping noise? If so, you have a fuel delivery problem. If you never heat the thumping noise you have a fuel pump or air safety switch problem. If it's been snowy you could have a covered flue pipe. This will cause the fuel pump not to come on. If your Monitor is your only source of heat I would be looking for a local repair guy that knows the Monitor heater.
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E13 means that the flame rod couldn't detect fire during it's 300 second cycle. If you can see fire through the window, start by cleaning the flame rod.
If no fire is visable after 300 seconds, feel the ignitor cover. If it is warm, check the fuel system, chances are the ignitor is working. If it's cold you have a bad ignitor.
ee 2 is the code for no ignition. This can be caused by a dirty fuel filter or dirty fuel strainer. The flame rod may need to be cleaned. The igniter may be burned out. Could also be a circuit board problem. If the fuel pump makes a loud ticking or thumping noise then it is a fuel flow problem and I would check the filter and strainer first. When checking the flame rod be sure to unplug the heater first.
When you say fuel is going through the solenoid, do you mean you removed the fuel line from the burner and fuel comes out the line when you try to start? If so, you have proved the fuel system from the tank, fuel sump and fuel pump is good. Now, does the igniter get hot? Feel around the lower area where two white wires go into the burner, it should get warm. Remove the window and clean it. You will have to replace the gaskets, as they may break. Stick a paper clip down the fuel nozzle about 3 inches to clear any carbon. Remove the flame sensor and clean it. Same thing with the gasket. Put all back together and try it again. If you see flame and the stove quits you have a problem with the burner. If there is no flame, you have an iginter problem. This will be very clear when you remove the igniter. When was the last time the stove was serviced? If it was more than two years ago you need a service.
E13 means the heater failed to ignite. This could be because of the igniter, the circuit board, a fuel or fuel pump problem, the flame rod being dirty or grounded, The air pressure switch or an overheat occurred. First check the igniter. You can measure the resistance of the igniter with an ohmmeter, it should be somewhere around 16.8 ohms. If you hear a loud ticking or thumping sound before you get the code then you have a fuel flow problem. This can be because of the filter at your barrel or the strainer in the fuel sump or an air bubble in the fuel line. A dirty flame rod can be cleaned with some steelwool or fine grit sandpaper. Unplug the heater before cleaning the flame rod. If the fuel pump ran before you got the error code then the air pressure switch is ok because the fuel pump will not run if the airpressure switch contacts are not closed.
EE 2 means its not getting fuel, your flame sensor could be dirty, or there could be a problem with the circuit board. The heater goes thru a 3 min warm-up/purge before the pump comes on. If the pump is making a loud ticking sound then it isn't getting fuel. You should then check your filter and the strainer in the fuel sump. If the pump isn't making a noise you could check the flame rod and clean it with some steel wool. You should check to make sure the igniter is working also. After you turn your heater on the cover on the igniter will start to get warm and will get very hot before the purge is done so use caution. Hope this helps.
Not a lot of details to go on. Does the pump make a loud ticking sound? That would mean it isn't getting any fuel to it and you would need to check your filter and the strainer in the fuel sump. You may need to check your igniter also. If it isn't working the heater will not light and kerosene will be building up in the burner everytime you try to light it. If you have a clamp on ammeter you can clamp around 1 of the igniter wires and should get 2 - 4 amps when you turn the heater on. If this doesn't help you can email me a email@example.com.
Do you hear a thumping noise on the lower right side of the unit just before it starts flashing the light bars? If so you have a fuel supply problem. If there is no thumping noise I would check the flue pipe on the outside to be sure it is clear. Lastly I would remove the copper fuel pipe from the burner and try to start the stove. If fuel comes out the pipe the pump is good. If fuel comes out I would stick a paper clip down the fuel nozzle about 3 inches, it could be blocked with carbon. If no fuel comes out the pipe, you will need to get a manual or a tech to help you out. The choices would now be fuel pump or main board, both of which are pricey so you don't want to make a mistake.
That being said, when was the last time you had the burner serviced? Mat, ring and all the gaskets involved? A Monitor 441 needs to be looked at about every 3 years to be sure you get through the heating season.