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Englander 25pdv question

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by deltaroc, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. deltaroc

    deltaroc New Member

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    Hello Group,

    New here, but not new to pellet stoves. I bought an Englander 25-pdvc 3 years ago and loved it. It was rated to heat 1500 sq. feet and did just great, however, my house, all on one floor, is 2200 square feet so I decided to upgrade this year to the 25pdv rated at 2200 square feet. Here is my question, I just installed it tonight, heats very well and looks great, however, it seems the fan which circulates the hot air is not quite as adjustable as I believe it should be. On the old englander I just removed, I could adjust from
    0 - 9 fan speed setting with 0 being no fan at all and 9 being the fastest. On the new stove, as I understand the directions is identicle to my old one with 1 being the slowest and 9 being the fastest. Heres the problem: fan speed 1 is extremely fast, more like what 5 was on the old stove. When I turn up the fan speed, I can hear and feel the fan going faster up until number 5 which is really fast, then numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 there is no change at all in fan speed. It almost seems as if the number 1 is the fifth speed and number 5 is the ninth speed. So I guess what I am trying to say is the number 1 speed is way to fast and there is no difference in settings 6 - 9. What is going on???

    Thanks in advance.

    Dave

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  2. packerfan

    packerfan Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Dave,
    I have the exact same stove, and you're right, the fan does blow at a pretty good rate when set at 1. Personally I like that as it puts out some good heat and gets the air moving around the house at a low fan setting. I just checked my stove, and could hear only a very slight difference in fan speed at 6,7,8,or 9. I'm guessing this is normal for this stove, and I like that it really doesn't get real loud at a high speed setting.
  3. deltaroc

    deltaroc New Member

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    I really want the option of turning it down as it is running way to fast for my taste at the number 1 setting. I loved my old 25pdvc stove and its capability to have the fan run so slow it couldnt be heard or to be able to turn it off completely. Hope someone like Mike chimes in here.
  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    the 4c447 blower in the pdv is a 250 cfm unit , they usually have some low end to them but ive seen a lot of them that when new they run pretty hard even at low speeds, a lot of them "settle in" and have a larger degree of change once they get some wear in them , it may just be the brand new fresh motor is just freewheeling even on low. im not sure if there is a way to drop the blower sped below where its set as too low a voltage can harm some motors, and the pdv definately cannot have the blower in the off position as that thing would likely go into overtemp without some circulation. let it run for a while and see if this settles down for ya.
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