Saranac igniter

lawman349 Posted By lawman349, Dec 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM

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  1. lawman349

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    I have a Saranac insert. Have had two years of flawless operation. This morning I pressed to on/off button and walked away, just like I always do. I came back inside after about 1/2 hour and found a burn pot full of pellets and no flame.

    I cleaned the stove and tried again. The igniter isn't glowing red.

    Does anyone have any experience with these stoves? The manual mentions a igniter fuse, but done's not mention where it is located, a part number, or where to obtain one. I guess it's possible for the igniter itself to be bad, but it's only two years old.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. SmokeyTheBear

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    Well there is one fuse on the control board. More likely the igniter is toast, it is easy to find a replacement lighter but can be a knuckle mangler changing it. Been there done that.

    The igniter lives inside the air intake tube.

    The fuse on the control board is on the component side at the right hand lower corner.
     
  3. imacman

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    To be sure that it's the ignitor, I'd suggest making a 120v test power cord out of an old lamp cord, and after unplugging the stove, find the ignitor leads and connect to 120v and see if it gets hot at all.....it normally takes 3-4 minutes for them to get cherry red.

    If it's bad, pull it out and go to a local Grainger....they sell ignitors. All you'll need to know is the diameter, length, and wattage.

    www.grainger.com/Grainger/cartridge-heater/heating-equipment/hvacr/ecatalog/N-8yg?op=search&sst=subset
     
  4. Doocrew

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    Most likely the ignitor. Mine went bad after two seasons. The stove lights easy using the manual method of a blow torch or igniter gel until you can get it replaced. Like the bear said, replacement can be a knuckle buster but not as bad as it may sound.
     
  5. SmokeyTheBear

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    I think you insert owners likely have it a bit easier than us that have the free standing units. I had to remove my convection blower and snorkel and go into full contortionist mode on the combustion blower side in order to get the air intake removed so I had access to the igniter.
     
  6. Doocrew

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    Im sure you are correct. Although the dealer did my replacement, I watched so I could do it myself the next time. He removed the combustion blower and did it from that side. Probably took him 5 minutes at best.
     
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