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stove won't light

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by supapally, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. supapally

    supapally New Member

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    Hi.

    This forum has been a lifesaver for me before and I need ya' again. My Lopi Layden has been running well this year. I have had good luck until tonight when it stopped burning.

    I cleaned it completely, so I don't think it is a dirty stove issue. It just never lights. I have checked the fuse in the back and it appears okay. The exhaust fan is running and I can feel air going up the flue if I remove the clean out with the stove off. The auger is working fine and pellets get to the furnace box, but never get a spark from the igniter. Maybe it's that simple: I have a burned out igniter?

    -paul

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  2. Nicholas440

    Nicholas440 Feeling the Heat

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    It sounds very much like an ignitor issue. Can you see your ignitor when the stove is powering up? On my stove I can open the ash pan door and I see it glowing red hot. Im not familiar with the Lopi, but Im sure one of the " pros " here will chime in on what might be wrong, but if all systems seem to be operational and it wont light, it could be your ignitor. Does the fire pot and pellets remain stone cold? Like if it doesnt light, open the door and feel inside the firepot and see if its warm, hot or cold?
  3. supapally

    supapally New Member

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    Mine usually will go through a warm-up cycle of several minutes. Once it has had a few auger cycles to get pellets in the firebox, then the igniter will glow and the sparks start and instantly, it catches. Not happening for me right now. I will watch it with the ash dump open and see what happens.

    Thanks for the tip...

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