Hi, hope I'm posting correctly - first time user. I've spent about a week comparing wood stove inserts and pellet inserts. I've learned a lot and think I understand most of the differences that I need to consider in making a decision. My one concern that I have not been able to find much feedback on is the reliability of the 'moving parts' on the pellet inserts. The original dealer who I saw, currently only sells wood burning stoves as a result of the many problems, and frequent repairs, he said his store encountered with the pellet insert stoves (Avalon .. but they do still carry Avalon wood stoves/inserts) that they used to carry. They know they are turning many potential customers away by not offering these, but they feel they are doing right by their customers. They now deal primarily with Jotul wood stoves and inserts. If anyone has any info on the reliability, or frequency of repair on the motors?, moving parts?, etc. of pellet inserts, it would be appreciated. Thanks for your help, I've already learned a lot through this forum.