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issues with starting fire

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by dave hoov, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. dave hoov

    dave hoov New Member

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    I have an englander insert pellet stove, about 9 years old. just recently as I start a fire, it wants to shut off before the blower comes on, if i hit the arrow buttons on the side control panel, it starts back up. sometimes it will do this several times before the blower comes on, sometimes, not once. once the blower comes on every thing is fine. was wondering if any one had any ideas what may be wrong? thanks and have a great day.

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Your stove is not reaching a high enough temp on first startup attempt to tell the control board to turn on the conv. fan.
    Last time stove was completely torn down & cleaned? Have you made sure the temp. sensor wire is plugged firmly onto the control board? Is the sensor end of it firmly attached to the exhaust? Have you switched to a different brand of pellets recently? Have you made any changes to the lower 3 button settings? (if not, what are they set at?)
  3. dave hoov

    dave hoov New Member

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    i cleaned it about a month ago. i have not checked the temp sensor wire. either end of it. been using presto logs pellets this season. the buttons have been on 7 for a number of years, no changes there. i will check the sensor wire, thanks for the suggestion.
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I'd check that thermal sensor wire, and double check those bottom button settings.....not sure what you mean by "the buttons have been on 7".....I hope you don't mean the 3 bottom buttons are all set to 7.....that is WAY off. Should be something like 6-4-1.

    Has the insert ever been removed and the exhaust completely cleaned from top to bottom?
  5. dave hoov

    dave hoov New Member

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    yeah, they were all on 7, someone i know suggested that. i clean the exhaust every season at least once by blowing out with an air compressor, i've not taken it all apart, sounds like maybe is should. thanks for the time and suggestions.
  6. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Recommend you do a search here for the Leaf Blower Trick. That'll help you get the stove's guts really cleaned out!
    There are videos on YouTube that show how, also. Quite impressive to watch.
  7. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Make absolutely certain that the AOT is always 1
  8. imacman

    imacman Guest

    DITTO!

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