Bought our stove in 08....I think. Was going thru several ignitors a season, lucky to get more than 3 months out of them. Was talking to a tech for the local dealer and he said that the problem was the high wattage ignitor that it came with, he said the high wattage is necessary to light the multiple fuels, pellets excluded. He swapped out the high wattage unit I purchased form them for the lower wattage one. Been in there since October of 12 and still going strong. He did tell me that I might need the newer style pot, but base on the printout he gave me and what is in our stove we already have the "newer" pot. Now to the ?. This just started this season. I am burning last years pellets still. If the stove is cold it ALWAYS misses the first light. Usually will light on the second try, some days it takes 3 cycles for it to light. Did the obvious, burned it til it was out of fuel and put a bag in form the pellets we just purchased this year. Still did not light on the first attempt. Can't help but wonder if I was wrong about our stove having the newer pot in it. I did not take it out of the stove, just looked at it when I was swapping the ignitor....and I was in a hurry that day as i was leaving to go to AZ to see a friend....Does anyone have pictures of both of the pots so I can compare mine?