Hello I have been trying to restore a Magnum Baby Countryside lately. After cleaning the ignitor with a wire brush and Acetone, it barely makes any smoke on startup so it is back in commission now. Probably works better than it ever did. See new pics below The challenging part was cleaning out the burned wood pellets in the hopper. The original installation was not recommended in the manual! (outside vertical rise in a cold climate) Having a mini right angle die grinder does the trick! http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...-of-these-pics-are-nasty.110441/#post-1459409 Cleaning out the top ash chamber is part of the process now! http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/important-magnum-baby-countryside-behind-the-firebox-cleanout.107437/#post- It needed a new plastic hopper handle and auger bushing set. The Delron bottom busing was gone! Throwing in a new Gleason-Avery 2 RPM Auger motor was icing on the cake http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...aby-countryside-auger-motor-stop-bolt.110590/ Upgraded to a slightly fatter cleaning rake and came up with another modification. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/magnum-babycountryside-cleaning-rake-sticks.110178/ Upgrading the exhaust blower to the higher 105 CFM and understanding the previous install was not recommended. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...um-goo-what-is-the-cause.110522/#post-1461111 Changing the door gaskets is always a good idea on a 7 year old stove http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...sket-change-see-new-step.110616/#post-1462553 A new control panel membrane and new silicone vacuum hose and new hi limit switch. The upgraded Stainless Steel wood pellet pot along with the jumper change on the control board makes it burn wood pellets now just as well as it does corn! I painted the inside of the ash pan VHT very high temp flat black and the outside VHT very high temp flat aluminum to jazz it up a bit. Very high flat black VHT flame proof paint in the fire box and a nice Stove Bright Metalic black on the outside is the finishing touch! How does it look now?