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mt vernon pelltet stove not firing up

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by pelletpoor, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. pelletpoor

    pelletpoor New Member

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    My Mt. Vernon stove is acting odd. The pellets drop and ignite, but the flame fails to reach its normal height and I'm not hearing the louder fan which kicks on when ignition has been reached. Could this be a bad convection blower? A fan does come on when I first start the stove but is this just the exhaust fan?

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    The exhaust fan always comes on first, and then after the stove gets up to temp ( I think it's about 120 degrees, a thermal switch turns on the convection blower.

    After the fire runs for a few minutes, do you feel any hot air coming out the front at all?
  3. pelletpoor

    pelletpoor New Member

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    Very little, also while the fire is burning larger than usual sparks were coming out of the fire pot. After a few minutes like this (maybe 10) the stove just shut down.
  4. JoeS

    JoeS Feeling the Heat

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    Are you getting any error messages on your wall control?
  5. pelletpoor

    pelletpoor New Member

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    No, I don't an AE. But, I did figure out the problem. The fire pot door was held open slightly by a clinker. Most of the pellets fell into the ash pan, but a few stayed in the pot to smolder. Th.is explains why the convection blower didn't turn on. Thanks for the posts.
  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Glad you got it figured out. We have snow coming tomorrow....your going to need the stove!
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