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Ignitor replacement

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by angus_guy, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. angus_guy

    angus_guy Member

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    Just stumbled on this forum, very pleased to have found it as there seems to be a wealth of information here.
    Wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. I currently have an ECO45 by drolet. It's a pellet stove, the ignitor is
    no longer getting hot. I'm trying to find a relatively cheap place to source a new one?

    Thanks

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  2. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    E-bay?
  3. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Pull it out and look for a stamp on the metal, I need watts, width diameter and length. A picture would be nice too. Start your search on the internet if you'd like, they are called heater cartridges. I should be able to source one for you for $25 USD
  4. angus_guy

    angus_guy Member

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    Hi there.

    I know it's a 300 watt unit.
    The part number from the mfg is 44030.

    Once I get it out, I will post everything on it.
    Thanks
  5. angus_guy

    angus_guy Member

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    Ok, here it is...

    G 06 24
    HDC16484
    120V 300w
    U.S.A. WOOD DALE

    Will not allow me to attach photo's.

    ERROR Message: Images must not exceed a width of 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels.

    Not sure how to get them to post.
  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    You need to resize the image to 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels.

    At the top of the forum webmaster has a how to section for preparing pictures for the web.
  7. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    email the pic to me and I'll post it. I need length and diameter pls. I'm thinking it's Grainger part# 4NJG6, 3/8" x 5" 300w 120v, $23.05
  8. angus_guy

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    Here are the pics...

    Not only am I getting help with the stove, but can manipulate pictures now!

    Thanks

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  9. angus_guy

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    Just looked at the grainger site, looks similar except for the threaded end.
    I looked at my ignitor, does not look like I can remove the threaded piece?
    Seems like it's 1 piece.

    Thanks
  10. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    If you use this method of replacing the ignitor, please let us know the results. As an owner of an early production Osburn (the US version of a Drolet) stove I am concerned about getting replacement ignitors in the future since they changed the design of them. Last year I had to wait two weeks to get a screw-in ignitor.
  12. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Two weeks?...that's not bad.
  13. angus_guy

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    Will update the post as soon as I am able to purchase the parts.
    Tried ordering from the us, but referred me to ackland-grainger here in canada.
    Waiting for them to get back to me.
    Thanks again for all the help, greatly appreciated.
  14. BJN644

    BJN644 Feeling the Heat

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    Great info ! any idea what the Grainger # is for a Harman P43 ? at that price I'd buy one just to keep on hand.
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    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Harman uses a customized air flow heater. (cartridge heater with steel fins applied.). I can get them somewhat cheap if I order 48 peices from TEMPCO.
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    I was told to find out what the wattage was on existing one and go with a higher rated ignitor, I went to use my St croix hastings sure as all the other years I need another. This will be my 4th ignitor in 4 years any ideas for a suitable replacement?
  17. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Are you using a thermostat?
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    Yes I am using a T-stat
  19. smwilliamson

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    Do you have it set to cycle on/off or high/low? You may be over cycling the heater cartridge. Try using the high/low setting if you aren't already. You can however obtain igniters for st croix pretty cheap as they are not modified in any way. How many inches long is the hastings igniter. I believe. It to be 5" and about 400 watts. Send me the dimensions and ill post back a replacement fir about $23
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    It cycles on/off I'm not sure you can cycle low to high when its on a T-stat or I have never done this. Thanks I'll get the size and let you know.
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    Apparently the store here is not able to sell me the heater cartridge.
    It's not csa approved.

    Crap.

    Are there other suppliers that I can try and mail order from the us?

    Thanks
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    Wi Thundercat Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Sidewinder! Not sure but if its like my st.croix prescott, there are 3 positions on the control box: manual, thermostat and smart stat. In smart stat mode the stove shuts down if there is no call for heat after one hour and in thermostat mode it will stay at low (number 1 setting) until there is a call for heat. Hope this helps!
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    Wi Thundercat Feeling the Heat

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    Hello smwilliamson ! This great information on igniters as i couldn't believe the prices they are asking for them on ebay ! My friend has a whitfield 30 with a bum igniter and the lowest priced one we could find was $108.00 . Just nuts!!!! You guys here on the forums are truly a wealth of information!!!!!! Thanks!
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    I have a whitfield advantage and the igniter went out. The cheapest that i can find is 120.00. Can any one tell me how to remove the igniter from the housing. The bottom of the stove does not have enough clearance to remove the igniter.
  25. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Have you tried wiring it direct to 120v to make sure it's the ignitor that's bad, and not the stove control board?

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