unburned pellets being pushed out of burn pan

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BrianN, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. BrianN

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    In the past few days our Harman Accentra has been pushing unburned pellets out of the tray. Our feed rate is at 2 and there is a large amount of burning pellets in the tray, over filling. Plus, there are a lot of sparks and the flame is big and very active. I have never seen it like this before.
     
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  2. Harmanizer

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    I would check your venting first in case of any build up.Give it a good cleaning and see if it helps.A plugged vent will cause this.It could also be the E.S.P. probe.Make sure it's clean of ash.
     
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  3. heat seeker

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    Sounds like an airflow problem to me, too. Clean, clean, clean.
     
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    I had the same thing once. Cleaning is the cause. I had a good carbon build up in the pot , causing the pellets to funnel through a smaller gap and flow over.
    keep the Pot clean. Some Pellets create more carbon than others, so that's another cause.
     
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