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Review of Harman --- p61a -- Freestanding Stove burning

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Review of Harman --- p61a -- Freestanding Stove burning
Installation Type: Pellet/Corn - new Pellet Vent Setup
Date Reviewed: 2013-01-04 18:28:59

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): | House Size (Sq feet):
Bought in 2012 , Price Paid: 3500
Location : Gray, Maine 04039, USA
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Stove Doctors

Likes: The heat is great!

Dislikes: A month after I purchased this unit, it was determined that it had a faulty ESP monitor. The stove was not registering the heat output properly. It was communicating to the mother board that it was not producing sufficient heat, however, it was! The stove ended up overheating which effected all of the gaskets in direct vent pipe. The stove is fine, but all the gaskets need to be replaced due to overheating. It was also determined that the stove installer did not install the "flame guide", which dramatically effect the overall effectiveness of the stove. I think the stove is going to be great, but the bad ESP probe has thrown off my overall opinion thus far.

When our ESP probe malfunction, it did not allow the stove to run properly, and resulted in some smoke back draft into our home. Not a great smell to have in the home!

Comments: After the vent pipe gaskets get replaced, I hope to have a better overall experience.


* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004