Severely disappointed in heat output of 25-PDV

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by grunyon, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. grunyon

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    So depressing. The air coming out the blower is only warm at best
     

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    Have you taken out the OAK yet?
     
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    Yes. No change in fire or temp. If I block the OAK opening with my hand the fire noticeably gets smaller though so I think I am okay on air flow
     
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    Try different pellets?
     
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    I've tried both stove chow and presto. The only other place I know of that sells pellets here is the tractor supply but everyone I know with a pellet stove said not to buy their pellets because they store them outside and they get wet
     
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    Have you called Englander? Best phone support in the biz.
     
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    Something is amiss,.. with somersets in my hopper,.. stove set to 1-4,... lower buttons set at 1-4-1,... you can see the Rutland Therm on the front says 450 degrees,.. and I cant hold my hand in front of it for more than 3 seconds without burning me. With other pellets my settings would be a bit higher. 0126131610.jpg
     
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    the stove chow should be fine.
     
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    you said your venting is all clean correct ?
     
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    I am running 1-9 bottom on 6-4-1. Too hot?

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    I just sat on my stove for five minutes to warm up. It's not even hot and it's been heat mode 3 on for about 5 hours now.
     
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    Mine hits the high heat limiter and shut down at around 550,... you could be approaching that.
     
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    Definitely something wrong.
     
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    ....:),.. dont mean to chuckle at you,.. but if you sat on my stove for five minutes right now you wouldnt have an a$$ !
     
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    On 5-9 I hit 900° on that stat and it hasn't shut down. Something to think about though.
     
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    hmmm,....
     
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    Dam it! Now you have me worried!
     
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    I asked last night if you checked that the thermostat jumper wire was still installed on the control board correctly, but never got a response....did you check it?
     
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    Well the stove is three inches from the wall. I can try to squeeze in there. Give me a few
     
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    Well, IMO, that is way too close, simply because you can't hardly get behind it if you need to do any work on the interior.

    Also, from your owners manual:
    " From the rear and the sides of this stove only six inches (6”) of clearance is required to paneling, wallpaper or drywall."
     
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    try different thermometers and IR heat detector ,.. the dial therms arent always accurate,.. I have three that are all very close...where your therm is,.. I would think at 900 degrees it should be shutting down....if it were really 900 degrees.
     
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    Probably a bad therm. I have an IR at work I will borrow.
     
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    excellent,... and in my experience, where you have your therm is normally the hottest spot on the stove,... thats where I keep mine.
     
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    Definitely the hottest part on mine. I am anxious now to find out the temp. I am only on a 1 and reading 550° to 600° range always. Can't imagine if I cranked that baby!
     
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    There is nothing attached to "Wall Thermostat" at all. There are two wires going to the "thermal sensor" connector. Looks like the connector was built for three wires?
     

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