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Quadrafire Santa Fe Insert igniter not heating up

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Ben Altieri, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Ben Altieri

    Ben Altieri New Member

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    Just replaced the igniter on my 2005 Quadrafire Santa Fe insert. However even the new igniter doesn't get hot. Pellets drop into cup, fans work fine. Might need a cleaning. But how can I troubleshoot this problem with igniter not heating up.
    Thx- Ben Altieri

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  2. Crane Stoves

    Crane Stoves Burning Hunk

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    did you put the ceramic contacts onto to leads when you replaced the igniter (these are sold separately)?
  3. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    ceramic contacts??????
  4. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum, Ben!

    The old ignitor may have taken out a fuse on the control board when it died. If it's not too difficult, you could take the new ignitor back out, and wire it to 120VAC to see if it's good. Be careful, electricity can kill, and the ignitor will get HOT if it's okay.
    I'd suspect a blown fuse or bad wiring first, though.
  5. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    use a meter and check the resistance on the igniter. Next hook the meter up to the two leads from the stove, are you getting any voltage?

    Eric

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