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England 25 pdvc lighting problems

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by erhalt1, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. erhalt1

    erhalt1 New Member

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    Hello All,

    I have to do a complete clean out on my stove so it will light again, or take a screw driver and clean the ashes out the the lighter hole. Is this typical??


    thanks as always

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  2. packerfan

    packerfan Feeling the Heat

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    I find that is the case as well with my stove. The ash build up in front of the ignitor has to be removed or it won't restart. I don't find it to be a problem at all, as I pretty much leave my stove on all the time, and only turn it off when I clean it out. The burn pot should be cleaned out anyhow on a daily basis.
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty much the same here - in fact, I always use a little firestarter along with the electric just to make sure.
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    erhalt1 New Member

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    thanks for your help.
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    erhalt1 New Member

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    I leave mine running all of the time also.
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    Is the ingniter a glow plug or what is it?
  7. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    the igniter is a "cartridge heater" its position in a sleeve in the side of the feeder. the sysyem works by heating up to the tune of 1500 F inside the sleeve , a shunt from the intake air allows air to pass through the sleeve being pulled by the combustion/exhaust blower where its superheated then that air passes into the burnpot to strike the pelets , this is generally a reliable system however it is important to keep the opening into the pot free of ash and buildup before starting to ensure the flow of air will be sufficient to light the pellets
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    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    is that igniter around 500 watts when it ignites stoveguy? Is it better to keep your stove so its running even if its on low? I try to keep mine lit as much as I can except for the warm days lately.....but for the most part its going 24/7. I do it mostly of the initial start up of using up the wattage and also to save on the igniter. By doing this my light bill only raised approx. 12-15 dollars a month but not sure if this would stay the same if it was igniting a few times a day.
  9. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    actually the igniter is rated at 300 watts@120 volts. the igniter power cycle is for 13 minutes from initial startup it should not be running after that time, so i wouldnt think that power consumption from the igniter would be enough that starting twice daily would use as much power as having the unit with all its motors and blowers running would , probably a toss up
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    I regularly dump the contents of the burn pot over into the ash bins, but very rarely do anything with the ignotor port as far as cleaning. Never had a problem with it not lighting. I wish it owuld warm up, though. I'm almost through my 3rd ton of pellets. Was hoping to have some left for next year.
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    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    for the most part you shouldnt have problems , usually the problems will occur if the stove is started with ash on the wear plate, this ash can be pushed into the hope occasionally and the igniter cooks it into a crust, whaen this happens simply use a straightened out paperclip or a toothpick to poke into the hole and break up the crust , then suck it out real good with a vac, should go right back to lighting after doing so
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