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Our new pellet stove keeps filling up with smoke! There is no fire just a house full of smoke!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: why dose my pellet stove

This can be caused by wind. Especially if the vent is a direct vent, or in the center of the wall of your house. Has this happened since installed or just started? If since installed, probably not installed properly. If recent, just needs a good cleaning.

Have you cleaned the Tee Cleanout at the bottom?

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My Quadra fire 1000 Pellet

Hi lovinthepine:
1st. clean the unit, inside and out! Clean fire bowl/pot, it'll have small'ish holes for air and a larger one for the igniter. Clean out all holes in fire pot! Make sure fiberglass gasket material between firepot and firebox floor is in tacked and not leaking. make sure ash pan door is closed tight. Clean finned heat-ex's, this requires pulling out the two heat exchanger cover plates inside the firebox., next pull the right side panel and remove neg pressure blower & clean. These can get cloged up with ash and half burnt pellets. Tall flames & black smoke mean the unit is out of adjustment. Try closing up the pellet feed plate some, it's located in the pellet hopper area. Adjust opening smaller and wait 15 min, takes that long for change. If that doesn't get it, try opening the positive pressure blower's restrictor plate some. Remove left cover panel & find semi funneled blower cover plate, loosen screw and slide plate sideways +/- 0.25". If that doesn't do it, make sure all blowers are coming on, check for exhaust blockage in stove output/Flue sys. I hope that help ya, good luck!
C.B.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: St Croix pellet stove: pellets drop

http://www.jaygaulard.com/blog/2009/01/18/how-to-clean-out-a-st-croix-prescott-exl-pellet-stove/

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: purchased a used earth stove mp240 pellet stove

The auger motor is fed through a high temp. limit thermostat. It has a manual reset on the back of it that you have to press on firmly to reset it. Open the side panel on the stove and find the wiring. You will see the thermostat on the back side of the combustion chamber. Look very closely and reset it.
good luck!

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Kenmore Dishwasher caught fire.

You may want to contact Sears to see if there was a recall on your model dishwasher. There were problems with the door assemblies on some model dishwashers that were caused by the rinse agent leaking into the wire harness of the door. Over time the rinse agent would corrode the wire insulation causing the units to catch fire in some cases. The fix was a free inner door and wiring harness upgrade kit from the manufacturer. Here is a link you can refer to that may offer some assistance:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07190.html

Although I did not see your model number listed, you may want to call the Consumer Product Safety Commission number listed at the bottom of the page and report this incident.

I hope this offers some assistance to you.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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The E-2 Error code indicates an automatic shutdown because the stove does not detect a fire. Check out Englander's troubleshooting guide to some of the causes.

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Pellet stoves usually use wood pellets as their primary heat source. A pellet stove is defined as a stove that burns either compressed wood or biomass pellets to make heat to warm a home or other space.

Pellet stoves come as either free-standing units or fireplace pellet inserts which can be vented into an existing chimney. As an insert, you are able to replace your wood burning stove with this efficient and cost effect stove. Inserts also give the homeowner more of the look of a fireplace than that of a pellet stove. Pellet inserts can also be a great alternative for people who have busy lifestyles and are looking to get the beauty of a fire but prefer a cleaner burning renewable heat source.

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Kozi pellet stove wont lite keeps blowing fuse


If your Kozi pellet stove has an igniter (located in a steel tube under the fire pot), check to make sure the igniter isn't shorted out (dead short).

I recently purchased a used Kozi 100XL that had an igniter that was bad. I also found that, prior to me buying the stove, the old igniter had been twisted inside its steel tube under the fire pot bringing its two wires at the end of the igniter together. These touching wires likely were throwing circuit breakers for the previous owner of the stove but, by the time I bought the unit, this had resulted in a burned wire at the fan thermal switch where one of the igniter wires connects. After repairing the burned wire, I plugged the stove back in and a house circuit breaker was thrown. A new igniter repaired the problem.

BTW, Kozi has a better than excellent online customer service who will likely walk you through any problems with your stove. They did for me even though they knew my stove had been purchased used.

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We have a heilsa pellet stove model#QCPS-28000 ,its dropping pellets to fast ,how do I adjust the feed.


  1. SET THE AIR INLET DAMPERS
It is not possible for the manufacture to factory set your stove to work properly without some adjustments. The dampers help control the amount of airflow supplied for combustion.
A damper PUSHED IN all the way, maximizes concentrated air flow to the burn pot. This will maintain a robust fire.
The Auger timing is designed to be run, in most conditions, with the dampers closed.
In some areas/conditions, it mybe necessary to adjust the damper open slighty in order to slow down the flame and allow the pellets to keep pace with the rate of burn. This should be monitored closely to ensure you have the propoer feed rate established. If dampers are opened too much, the rate of burn will be very slow and the pellets will build up.
This setting needs to be fine tuned to according to your location and elevation. It is recommended that you start with the dampers pushed in to start.

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Woodstove smokes into the house


I've never used a ceramic chimney, or seen one for that matter. I know that the dual walled vent pipe works better when warn/hot. Can't explain it real well but the inner pipe gets hot while venting the heat and smoke. And between the inner and outer wall is cooler air, which is drawn down towards the wood burner. Creates a suction by the exhaust out of the center pipe. Mine smokes up the house when I leave the doors open and when it's a low flame inside. I'm sure you've checked on the manufacturers' specs for venting but, if you don't already know, look into the thermal dynamics of a dual walled vent pipe. And also a ceramic as you have. Has to be something with your stove install or vent pipe. Hope this couch advise helps!

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Pellet stove does not light how do you get it started to light up the flames.


Hi,
I will assume that you do not have an electric starter on yours...
So you fill the pot with pellets and then use a product like this to help you get the fire started...
You can do it by using newspaper or wood chips, but it is much more difficult...

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Our napoleon stove barely heats the room it is in and it is new first year used,,


Try this....before starting the stove, place a handful of pellets into the burn pot. Start stove with feed rate about 2-3. Let the pellets ignite fully, then turn pellet rate to about 5, less then max. Let a good flame develop for 5 minutes or so, then turn on the fan. I set the fan at about 3-4 as advised by the tech. Reduce feed rate to about 4. I keep my damper on 2 1/2 to 3 to supply air intake. Napoleon is not the greatest stove, and I'm having an issue with mine after 3 years, but hopefully this helps. It will never give the heat of a wood stove, but get a strong fire going first, then tune it down after the room gets warm.

Jan 16, 2011 | Napoleon Auburn Pellet Stove Heater

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We have a pellet stove -seems to be working ok except that we have a smell of smoke like that of having a fireplace. We think everything is sealed correctly. Any suggestions?


From what I have read on these things, never had one, but they have 2 fans, maybe one, plus an auger and thermostat. The one fan would **** fresh air in from the room to fuel the fire, while the other fan would blow the heat back out from a sealed area. The auger spins constantly, slow, dropping pellets on the fire determined by the thermostat. If this is right and relates to your stove, I can see where the smell of smoke would come from. The second fan is pulling in smoke from the fire. Check the gaskets in that area. I was wondering if it wasn't just the new stove smell you were getting?

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I just got a Whitfield Quest pellet stove from a friend. Do I need a fresh air pipe if I use it in my house/ basement? Also where can I get a repair/owners manual. Thanks Kurt Willem


Some people plump in fresh air but you can also punch out the fresh air in take out on the back of the stove and recirculate the air within your home.I would think twice about installing it in your basement . Basements have a tenancy to create a negative pressure, which means that it can become very difficult to create and up draft through the chimney , which causes the smoke to seep out of the stove into your home. The only way I have found to over come this is to run a torch in the stove for 5 mins before starting a fire, this creates an up draft which eliminates the problem.

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My Quadra fire 1000 Pellet stove is not igniting correctly, the fire box fills with lots of smoke, the when it finally does the flame is erratic, extremely high and is giving off alot of black, and does...


Hi lovinthepine:
1st. clean the unit, inside and out! Clean fire bowl/pot, it'll have small'ish holes for air and a larger one for the igniter. Clean out all holes in fire pot! Make sure fiberglass gasket material between firepot and firebox floor is in tacked and not leaking. make sure ash pan door is closed tight. Clean finned heat-ex's, this requires pulling out the two heat exchanger cover plates inside the firebox., next pull the right side panel and remove neg pressure blower & clean. These can get cloged up with ash and half burnt pellets. Tall flames & black smoke mean the unit is out of adjustment. Try closing up the pellet feed plate some, it's located in the pellet hopper area. Adjust opening smaller and wait 15 min, takes that long for change. If that doesn't get it, try opening the positive pressure blower's restrictor plate some. Remove left cover panel & find semi funneled blower cover plate, loosen screw and slide plate sideways +/- 0.25". If that doesn't do it, make sure all blowers are coming on, check for exhaust blockage in stove output/Flue sys. I hope that help ya, good luck!
C.B.

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