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Englander 25-EP convection blower

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by hemiram, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. hemiram

    hemiram New Member

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    I just bought and installed this unit and am very happy with it except for the fact that when stove is set at 5-5 it tends to kick the blower up to high and then drops back to the set speed after about 5 minutes not sure if this is normal or not. I did do a search and it suggested to loosen the the thermocouple and/or put a washer underneath it, this doesnt sound like a safe fix to me but if it is i will try it. the stoves bottom 3 buttons are set at 1-4-1 and its a corner install with an a adapter to a 90 to a straight to a 45 out house to tee and up 6ft to a 90 and cap. oak is also hooked up. this seems to happen more frequently with gt's than gs's if that helps any. Thanks to all on this site if it wasn't for the wealth of info on here I never would have tried this form of heat.

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  2. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    Yes, it it normal for that to happen. Once the exhaust temp goes higher than the stoves liking, the blower kicks higher to cool it off. If it bothers you too much, hit up Mike Holton (stoveguy2esw). He is Englander's Sr. Tech on this forum and see what he says. I think the washer "fix" was suggested by him a while ago but I haven't tried it as it doesn't really bother me.
  3. jrsdws

    jrsdws Feeling the Heat

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    The blower kicking in higher sounds like a good thing to me. You get the heat you're paying for in your house and not out the exhaust. Perhaps you could try running at 5-7 to extract that heat and maybe you could even go down to something like 4-6? That'd burn less fuel and you might get the same heat out of it.
  4. hemiram

    hemiram New Member

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    Thanks, good to know it's not a safety issue and that it's normal operation.
  5. hemiram

    hemiram New Member

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    I will try 4-6 right now and see if that changes anything although the blower doesn't bother me I'm just glad its not a safety issue and i'm not damaging the stove.
  6. TLHinCanada

    TLHinCanada Feeling the Heat

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    I have a different englander, but, the manual suggests always running convection blower at one speed higher than feed rate to prevent overheat. This solution would probably work for you.
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Just curious....could you be a little more specific on your exhaust system.....is it 3" or 4? How many elbows and angle? How long are the straight pipes, and are they vert. or horiz.

    Just wondering about your EVL, especially if it's all in 3" pipe.
  8. hemiram

    hemiram New Member

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    It's all 3" it goes stove adapter to a 90 to a6" to a 45 to a 12" through wall all of which are horizontal once through wall it it goes to a cleanout tee then vertical 5' to a 90 and termination cap. Hope this helps
  9. GrahamInVa

    GrahamInVa Minister of Fire

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    I have the 25-EP and it does the same thing.. Normal operation for it to do that. As stated, it is a safety feature to keep it from overheating. I put a waster underneath the themocouple and it helps a little but still does it.

    I normally only run on 2-3 anyway. When it gets colder I sometimes get up to 4 or 5 heat setting. And always run at least 1 fan setting higher, sometimes two.
  10. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    what you are seeing is the stove reaching its "forced air" temp. this is a mechanism that allows the stove to regulate its internal temps. the blower comes on at 150F on the sensor, 300F is forced air temp, and 450F is high limit

    try running the blower speed 1 step higher than the heat range and see if this gets it to quit cycling up
  11. hemiram

    hemiram New Member

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    Ecellent I will try that tonite and see what happens thanks to all for the great advice

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