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How often does your Mt Vernon "shut down"?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by caseyclan, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. caseyclan

    caseyclan New Member

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    The tech came out today to fine tune the stove as the low hopper icon stayed on constantly. Since he left, the stove has shut down 4 times (gone into auto-clean mode) within 7 hours . IS THIS NORMAL? I realize it needs to go into shut down mode to dump the ash, but 4 times in 7 hours seems excessive to me. Anyone have this problem?

    By the way, the low hopper icon came back on and won"t go off. Go figure.

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  2. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    Shut down for the auto-clean? Or because something went wrong?
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    caseyclan New Member

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    shut down for auto-clean.
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    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    Auto cleqan times are set by the fuel type you are set on what fuel is the stove set on?
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    caseyclan New Member

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    Wow, I wasn't aware of that. We usually use hardwood setting as that is what we use. However, the tech asked us to try the utility setting. Thoughts?
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    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    Utility should auto-clean more, because that type of pellet contains more ash.
  8. BIGISLANDHIKERS

    BIGISLANDHIKERS Feeling the Heat

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    It is ultimately determined by the number of auger rotations. Cleans more often on high than on low.
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    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    I would have to go back and look at the code for the utillity but i think it will clean about every hour and 5 minutes on the Utillity setting?
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