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When starting my pellet stove the entire house fills with smoke before fan comes on

I have a multi fuel stove made by us stove. When we try to start the stove the enire house fills with smoke before the fan sarts. It smokes so bad the fire dept. got called twice. Now I noticed a large crack in the stove in the front through the cast iron. It must have been a flaw because there is no way it could have gotten cracked.

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When I light my pellet stove and push the start button the exhaust fan comes on but the smoke in the stove don't blow out the exhaust. What could be the problem?


Are you sure it is the exhaust fan and not the convection fan or the fresh air fan you hear? If it is the exhaust fan, check for blockage in the exhaust pipe.

Feb 22, 2016 | Whitfield Advantage II-T Service Manual

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on Dec 07, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Pellet stove smokes after blower stops


This should not be happening, have somebody check the draft for you, smoke should be drawn out chimney, unless draft is no good.
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Feb 11, 2016 | Pool & Spa

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What is causing the ready light to flash red twice when I try to light my pellet stove


[PDF]INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL - Wood Pellet...

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Please read this entire manual before installation and use of this pellet fuel-burning room .... FLY ASH BUILD-UP: For all wood pellet fuel-burning heaters, the combustion ......Ready Light - lights up when stove is ready to operate. Igniting Light ..

Sep 27, 2015 | Pool & Spa

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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.

Feb 20, 2013 | Northern Tool and Equipment Pellet Stove -...

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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...

heatman101

Sep 26, 2011 | Napoleon Auburn Pellet Stove Heater

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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?

Feb 23, 2010 | Napoleon Auburn Pellet Stove Heater

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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.

Aug 19, 2009 | Napoleon Auburn Pellet Stove Heater

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Pellet stove


The buzzing is possibly your exhaust/combustion blower. This blower is the fan sound you hear as the stove starts up. If you ARE hearing a NORMAL fan sound, then the buzzing could be the auger motor. Do you have a Foxfire with an igniter? This tells me the series of model you have and what control system it uses.

Feb 24, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

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