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Fan problems with Quadra Fire 1200 Classic Bay

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

  1. double trouble

    double trouble New Member

    Nov 18, 2012
    Just finished installing a brand new Quadra Fire 1200 Classic Bay. All went well until the exhaust fan wouldn't shut off and the convection fan never turned on once the ideal room temperature was achieved. The stove ignited beautifully and hopper was dropping pellets fine. I am new to the "pellet stove" world and figure (hope) this is something simple to correct. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. yooper81

    yooper81 Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    U.P Michigan
    do you mean the "convection fan " won't shut off? that fan should come on when a set temp is reached inside stove and snap disc #2 ( i think) turns the fan on, then it should run continuously..... Exhaust fan should turn on as soon as stove comes on when T-stat calls for heat....
  3. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

    Apr 29, 2008
    First off welcome. Second, I'm confused by the above statement.

    What do you mean would not shut off? The "exhaust" fan should turn on at start up and stay running until the stove goes into shut down mode when no longer calling for heat and then turn off when the snap disk reaches proper temp for cool down. The convection fan will turn on when the stove reaches proper temp and stay running until the stove no longer calls for heat and then goes into shut down mode awaiting the snap disk to reach proper temp to turn off. What are you using for a thermostat?
  4. Benchwrench

    Benchwrench Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    State of Confusion
    First read you owners manual regarding the blower controls, that should answer your concerns. Your variable blower dial has an "off" position as well as the switch when the stove is cold.
    You might be experiencing the delay between the mass of the stove and thermal switch design needing to get hot within the first 10-15 minutes of starting a fire from a cold stove.
    It may as easy as the above so go through these steps to rule out any mechanical defects.
  5. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

    Aug 29, 2007
    Kinsman, Oh 44428 Brookfield, Oh 44403

    The exhaust blower will run as soon as you plug in the unit. It will also run 15-20 minutes after the unit shuts off. The convection fan will turn on and off depending on stove temp not thermostat settings. READ THE MANUAL AND WATCH THE DVD.

  6. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

    Mar 9, 2009
    North Georgia
    Finally Eric said it simply and correctly!!!

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