I have a Whitfield T300P freestanding pellet stove that is connected to a thermostat . Since I am new to this - I felt like a kid in a candy store. I fell in love with it as soon as I turned it on. Heats the rooms fast and seems to burn at a moderate/even rate. I am a ritual cleaner (daily basis) I have one problem and I am hoping someone can help me out. Since it is thermostat controled it should turn off at it's set temperature, right? Wrong- it just keeps burning. It even continues to stay on when the therostats is in the off position. Would this by chance have anything to do with the photoeye being dirty? I read the manual and that is the only thing I can come up with. I checked to thermostat wires and they are secure. Any suggestions? Oh and is it normal for the blower to be noisey? THANKS for all your help!