GREETINGS, PELLET HEADS! Long time no see- I haven't been around here much! Still lovin' life with the Napoleon Pellet Stove. (To those of you who espouse insulation, we had our attic insulation beefed up a couple of years ago, and yeah, the Napoleon puts out enough btu's to run us out of the house now that we aren't wasting btu's through the roof. So kudos to you, Insulation People!) Anyway, we are having some issues with our convection blower fan. We've researched this online, and it appears that my husband has found internet posts that describe this problem, but we want to put this in front of knowlegeable eyes before we start ordering parts. The convection blower fan is working, and it isn't making any unusual noises. It appears to have a reostat problem, however. We will sometimes leave the convection blower fan OFF for a few minutes when first starting the stove in order to let the convection tubes heat up before we start pushing fresh air through them with the convection blower fan. Typically if we wander off or are busy with something else, the over-heat override switch will kick in and cut the fan on before the stove overheats. We aren't sure about this, because we haven't yet allowed the stove to go through its full overheat safeguard cycle in which the stove shuts completely down if the convection blower fan doesn't cut on to push the heat out- but there's been at least once (just now) when we expected the fan to just cut on, already. (I know, we need to do the complete controlled experiment and see if the stove shuts itself down.) Anyway, we expected the convection fan to cut on- and it did not- so we turned it on. This we do know: our convection blower fan cuts on via a knob that clicks "on," and when it clicks "on" it is in the high setting of 5. We can then turn it down from there. If we turn the fan "on" and dial it immediately down to say, 3, the fan does not come on at all. The motor hums but the fan doesn't come on. If we dial it back to 5, or high, the fan will come on. If we then turn it down to 3 (or whatever, anything below the 5 setting) the fan will stay on- but we have to let it come on at the high, or 5 setting, or it won't come on at all. Our question, before we start ordering replacement parts: do we need an over-ride switch (guess we need to do the "Does the pellet stove shut down because the override switch didn't work?" test to know that) or do we need a high limit switch (ditto test) or do we need a whole new convection blower? What say you, Wise Ones? oh and HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYBODY! <:3~ =:X P.S. Amended to say, we have shut the stove down so we can test the various switches. We'll cut it back on, let it fire up, and see if the override switch works. We'll see if the high heat switch cuts on before the override switch cuts on.