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Pellet lesson 101

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by ltlhawk, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. battlesphoto

    battlesphoto New Member

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    Looking for referral to have pellet stoves fully cleaned in Putnam County NY. Would like to be taught how to clean also.

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  2. PelletON

    PelletON New Member

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    I had the same problem with my GF55 - pellets quickly piling up in the burn pot, lazy flame, couldn't turn stove about 2 or 3 (out of 5) heat level. I had the service guy from where I bought the stove come and do a full cleaning and damper calibration. It was working properly for about 1.5 days and then the pellet starting piling up again.
    It turned out to the the gasket around the ash pan. Part of it had come loose. On his first visit, the service guy just cut away the loose part and glued the rest. When he came back he replaced the gasket and it's been working fine for about a week.
  3. stovelark

    stovelark Minister of Fire

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    Hi battle- hope you got your problem fixed before now- know how frustrating it is, good pellet service people knowing every stove is hard to find, a lot of people know a lot about some stoves, but the nuances are learned from working on that particular stove- and doing diagnostics from a distance is hard. Hopefully your dealer got it straightened out for you. I liked PelletON's suggestions above about the ash door gasket- it got me thinking, the base to stove housing has a gasket too, that could be a possible problem, and the ash door gasketing or the door not being in the slot on the bottom of each stove is something else to check. I've had lazy burning EF3s with the ash door not properly secured. Did you get those stoves cleaned?? I hate to be asking so late in the game but- when those stoves were brand new, and were first lit off, was the flame top being pushed over to the right inside the burnpot somewhat?? That would be being pushed a little to your left as you are facing the stove?? Thats my usual checkpoint that an EF2/3 is set up right on initial lightoff. If they are cleaned well, they'll do that on the lightoffs too. I've been away a while, hope you got all set.

    Stovelark
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