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Englander 25-pdvc settings

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smoke show, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    This fall I picked up a used 25pdvc for my basement. http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/78883/

    Did a complete cleaning and installed up and out with 4".

    It burns great on 3 and above, but I can't get it dialed in for a low burn.

    I PM'd Mike a while back asking about the 3 lower settings and he replied 4-1-1 the PO had them at 2-9-1 or 1-9-2 can't remember.

    I tried the factory reset the other day and couldn't get it to work, after searching the forum(for a long time) I found the non ignitor boards use a different procedure.

    After sucessfully performing the reset it comes back 1-9-2 heat mode C. I thought AOT wasn't ever suppossed to be anything but 1 and 9 for LBA?

    Haven't started it yet to see how 1-9-2 works.

    Also gonna PM mike again.

    Any thoughts Englander peeps?

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    AOT is always 1.

    The newer ignitor PDVC's use 4-6-1 settings, but if Mike H. said it should be 4-1-1, then that's where you should start.

    Don't know what you meant by "I can’t get it dialed in for a low burn"......is it a lazy flame, or very active/blowtorch like, or what? You need to be more descriptive.

    Lazy flame and/or pellets not burning completely....raise the LBA a notch or 2. Poor heat output, raise the LFF a notch or 2. ETC, ETC.

    As for the "mode" the stove is in, Mike will have to answer that one.
  3. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    So how do you explain the factory reset to 1-9-2?
  4. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    does the reset also reset the heat mode?

    maybe because its in mode c and not d its messing up the 3 lower numbers?

    I'll try setting it to d then doing a reset tonite.
  5. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    emailed Englander tech support, within minutes I had a response of "it should be in the "d" mode, set bottom buttons to 4-5-1"

    maybe I can't get a decent low burn cause its in mode c. although that little sucker really cooks the way it is now.

    Guess I'll try that tonite and see what happens.
  6. alec

    alec New Member

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    what is the difference between modes and how do you change from c to d mode?

    thanks

    Alec
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    They are different air/fuel ratios built in to the control board programming, since these boards are used for different stoves.

    IMO, leave it at what the factory setting was.
  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Mode c feeds alot more pellets which equals more heat and more fuel consumption and a dirtier burn.

    I have mine in mode d and am happy with how it burns.
  9. Dr.Faustus

    Dr.Faustus Burning Hunk

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    i keep mine in c during the brutal part of the winter. shoulder seasons i'll change it to d. i do however get decent burns in both c and d. c seems to require more frequent cleanings but it puts out a lot more heat on all settings. mode d is great for taking the chill out of the air on a 45 degree day, plus it sips pellets.
  10. superchips

    superchips New Member

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    How many bags do you burn a day when on C? D?
    Thanks
  11. justinc25

    justinc25 New Member

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    I'd change to heat mode "D" and use the settings that Mike said to use, and see what happens.
    I too have a 25-PDVC and it is in heat mode "D" and the settings are at 4-6-1.
    It burns perfect with no problems.
    If all else fails I'd pm Mike again.
  12. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    The three bottom button settings vary from year to year.

    Just because someone says theirs is a certain combination doesn't mean they all are.

    Best to check with Mike H. or email tech support.
  13. alec

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    How do you change it from c to d or vise verse? And how do i know whether i am on c or d?

    Thanks

    Alec
  14. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    ~Turn off stove, allow to cool
    ~Unplug it for a few
    ~Plug back in
    ~Immediately press and hold the up and down arrows for the blower, then release.

    I think this is correct. We should have this in a sticky..
  15. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    ok , the "reboot" on a CB-98 "non igniter" board is different than the current board's setup, when rebooted the presets always go to 1-9-2 and have to be reset to default. the new boards do not do this. the procedure also is quite different.

    to the OP PM me again with good phone number and i'll ring you up between calls to go over this with you.

    also for general consumption. the 98 board "mode" settings are different as well from the current board and just changing the mode can have a different effect on the stove as well.
  16. smoke show

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  17. titanracer

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    When you do this to check it, does it show at that time the current setting or is that how you change it to the other mode. What I'm saying, does it change it from C to D or visea versa when you do this or do you have to hit another button to actually change the setting.
  18. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    ^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^^^^
  19. titanracer

    titanracer Member

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    Thanks Smoke!!! I would actually like to check mine just to see what it is set at, but was afraid to change something I don't know anything about. So I wanted to state that comment so I knew what would happen. No problems with the way mine is burning, just curious. You know what they say sometimes though, curiousity killed the cat.

    Have a good one!

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