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Enviro mini anyone?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Danno99, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Danno99

    Danno99 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I bought an Enviro mini from my neighbor and recently had it installed and professionally (?) cleaned.
    I have a question about the control panel. I don't have a thermostat so everything is manual.
    My control panel doesn't quite look like the manual I was provided. It looks like I have options for Auger, Fan, and Heat Level.
    My question is, can I adjust these options individually?? The problem I'm having is that my pellets are overflowing and not being used. How does this control panel work? Can I select the Auger and then use the Heat Level option to either speed up or slow down the auger feed? Can I select the fan to blow harder regardless of the auger speed? It seems like every time I make an adjustment, the auger speeds up and the fan increases, so my problem never goes away because everything moves at the same time? Am I doing something wrong or is this just how it works?

    Thanks!
    Dan in NH

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Not saying that something on the control board isn't adjusted right, but most stoves that build up pellets in the burn pot are dirty inside....especially USED stoves. The reason they're sold used is because the previous owner usually never bothered to clean them, and couldn't figure out why it ran so bad ...."this dam* stove is a piece of crap"

    Also, what is your exhaust set-up like?

    I have a friend that had a mini and he LOVED it!
  3. Danno99

    Danno99 New Member

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    I just had someone come over last week and cleaned and tuned it up (supposedly) to the tune of $300+ and it still isn't working like it should.
    You got a friend who has one? Have him email me so I can get some answers to my control questions above :)
  4. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Sounds like the stove could use a cleaning?

    How long did your neighbor own it? What exactly did the "cleaning" that you paid for entail?

    Just because a Pro did it, doesn't mean they ever seen that model and know where the ash builds up.

    The pellets building up is an air flow issue. It takes air to burn the pile. If the stove is dirty and has ash plugging up the works? Then the stove is restricted and can't breathe properly.

    Do a search above on "pellet pile up" or "pellets building up" or pellets backing up" or etc....

    The end result of almost ALL of those threads is a very good cleaning that involves cleaning the intricate exhaust passages and ash traps.

    Welcome to the Forums. Give the manual a good looking over and find where these ash traps are. Then get a good shop vac and ask a lot of questions here. You will be burning in no time.

    The control board acts as it should. An increase in heat, means an increase in fuel, and the stove ramps up the room blower to take the heat out. So one button controls it all.

    One last thing, where is the damper set? If the damper is closed some, and you building up? Have you tried to open it??
  5. P38X2

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    pg 7 of the owners manual has instructions for control board op.... pg 9 explains damper settings.... I have my damper out just over an inch of the rod is showing
  7. feather

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    Is the Mini the newer (as of about 5-years ago) "Mini-A", or is it the older Mini? We have the newer version, and we have a control to adjust the feed rate of the pellets. Seems like you could try turning the feed rate down a notch.

    We also have an option to control the combustion blower. We've fooled with that, but the best results is the factory default of 2 (otherwise, the stove goes out at lower settings. We have a thermostat).

    Our air flow rod (on the left) is usually pushed all the way in, or out a quarter inch. We have another option to turn the room fan off and on, but that is a stupid option, because without the room fan on, it doesn't blow heat into the room. If it is accidentally turned off, the stove appears to overheat.

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