Whitfield profile 30

aman360 Posted By aman360, Jul 24, 2008 at 1:51 AM

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  1. aman360

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    I am looking to buy a whitfield profile 30 free standing pellet stove does any body have any feed back on this stove.Stoves are hard to come by wright know and i can get one of these brand new but dont know if its any good.
     
  2. lpgreg

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    I bought the profile 30 insert last summer, it worked great all fall,winter, and spring. Looking foward to the next heating season.
     
  3. ADSchultz

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    I have a Profile 30 that dates from the late 90's. It seems to be well built, parts are expensive, the factory offers little tech support, there are no servicing dealers within 100+ miles, and it is very finicky if not kept clean. If it is a great price go for it, but if you are paying retail you might wait until somebody else on the forums gives you a rave review on their model.

    FYI, the flame sensor is a Honeywell photocell. The dealers want $120.00+ for it. Digikey sells the exact same part for $16.00. I paid $140.00 or so an igniter. I found an OEM company that sells an equivalent unit for less than $20.00. I understand dealers need to make a profit on the parts they sell, but a factor of ten seems excessive!
     
  4. DiggerJim

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    Where is that? I'd pick one up for a spare if I can get it for that price. The only ones I've found were OEM or the "super ignitors".
     
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    I will look the part numbers up later this evening.
     
  8. net15

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    We purchased a Whitfield profile 30 free standing in fall of 2006. Weren't told by store that it needed a surge protecter. I guess they really like it when people have to pay 300.00 for a new circuit board, ours' was struck by lightening this summer, and have purchased a new circuit board. It keeps immediately blowing the 5 AMP fuse the minute we attempt to turn it on, we were trying to figure out the problem when we found a website under Google: Whitfield pellet stove repair. www.butkus.org/whitfield pellet stove.htm. lots of good information for troubleshooting. Under "new circuit board" it said that circuit board may be defective, ours is. We also have had problems adjusting the damper for a cleaner burn, bad pellets can definately be a problem. He have a tall chimney, and can't burn on 1 (low), it really soots up the house. Not as clean as a gas fireplace insert, but I think it is cheaper, if you're willing to put some cleaning effort into it. It does a good job of heating our 2600 sq ft house.
     
  9. MButkus

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