Hello all! I learned a few years back that newer pellet stoves run differently than my Whitfield Advantage Optima3. My stove cycles on and off as it calls for heat which apparently puts a beat down on my igniter, new one from last season and it's burnt out already. Ugh! BTW- I'm 99% certain it's an igniter problem since the stove seems to run properly after I hand start it. Problem is once temp is achieved, it shuts down and you know the rest.... It's my understanding that newer stoves have a variable speed auger that is controlled by the current need, if it's heat it spins as quickly as needed, if no heat then it runs just fast enough to keep a constant flame....is this correct? If yes, my question is, is there anyway to modify my stove so it continuously feeds a flame, thus eliminating the need for an igniter?