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    Howling sounds coming from the back of the stove

    Yes there is, I oil it every year but now that it's mentioned I don't think I oiled it this year. I'll add some oil and see if it stops. It's good 1st step
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    Howling sounds coming from the back of the stove

    Son of a B*tch! This sounds like work, I was hoping to avoid that. :) The sound is worse with certain pellets, which is why I assumed it was auger grinding but I was pretty sure I was going to have to look closer. BTW - Like your comments in your sig. No one should be able to post without...
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    Howling sounds coming from the back of the stove

    Anyone have any thoughts of why once in awhile there is a howling type sounds coming from the back of my Enviro Milan. I'm assuming it's the auger grinding the pellets but I could be wrong. Just curious if people think it's something to be worried about. It doesn't happen often but it does...
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    Use of Creosote Remover Sprays in Pellet Stoves?

    Last year I had an issue and one of the symptoms was poor air flow in the stove, this in turn created a ton of Creosote on the wall of my stove. Until last year I never had any cresote at all. So like others have said, I think if you get a lot of it then there's something wrong with the stove
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    Is this normal?

    Looks normal to me, I've seen this on my stove.
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    Best thing to do if stove is to hot

    Thank you, that was my understanding but I wanted to double check. I'll play with it a little bit.
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    Best thing to do if stove is to hot

    This may be a dumb question but our pellet stove is in the living room and the heat has a hard time leaving the living room so it gets pretty hot in there. I know it defeats the purpose of a pellet stove but sometimes it gets too hot and I want to ease up a little. (This has happened since we...
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    Our Dog Passed Away

    This is terrible. Sorry for your loss. The thing is people who don't own dogs don't realize how hard it is when you lose a dog. It's a terrible thing to go through. It will pass, I've lost 2 in the last 3 years and it's not something I would wish on my worst enemy.
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    How to tune the stove so brown residue doesn't build up

    Hey, I don't think I'm going to be much help here but I think that's pretty normal. I'm not sure there is anything you can do about that. It's not the pellets, I've burned LaCretes year round several times and they're good pellets. So, I'm not sure what you mean by brown soot on the glass but...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    Hi all, I wanted to check back in with an update. After trying everything that was suggested (accept for one apparently) my stove is fixed and by all accounts is burning great! First off when this started I had called Enviro for support and they asked me to call Empire Distributing out of N.Y...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I think I'm done troubleshooting for awhile but in the mantimem, any suggestions on how to get the cresote off my interior walls? I tried scraping last night but it's not doing the job
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I stand corrected, I did some cleaning, checked the pipe and fired it up again. I'm pretty sure the smell is the cresote burning and the smell is coming out the heat exchanger
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    So I tried leaving the damper wide open this morning and the stove stayed lit on setting 3 for about 2 hours but my living room smelled like smoke with the damper completely open. I couldn't see any smoke though, so maybe it's not smoke. I 'm shutting it down and will attach the chimney, maybe...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    Yes, I've opened it all the way for 15 or 20 minutes then it seems like the air is going to put it out so I close it again. I haven't sustained the damper all the way open for any long period of time. With everything I've done I can't remember if I tried just leaving it open to see what...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I have done anymore troubleshooting but I did take the walls off tonight again to clean and the creosote is getting worse and it now looks almost like an oily substance. Not sure if this is a hint to anything new.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    This is an interesting idea. How do I shut these things off, just disconnect them? I assume the walls need to come out as well.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I thought of this and if it is the issue I'm covered under warranty but the stove is only 6 years old, I really hope it would last longer than that.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    Yes, it all checked out per the manual, seems to be working as expected and the voltage it should. They weren't exact numbers but they were going up by .5 volts or whatever the manual said for each setting increase.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I had some more time to work on this last night and I hooked up the voltage meter to the convection blower to test that and it tested fine, I also looked at the flap mentioned in an earlier post and I moved that a bit. I replaced the ash pan gasket (even though it's only a year old) and banged...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I checked the feed rights, seem about right. I found it tough to get exact timing but it seems close to what it should be.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    The snow has cleared and I have been up to the roof, the cap is clear and I've done the leaf blower trick, I also blew as much as I could with a shop vac in the house. If this isn't fixed soon the plan is to take it outside once the spring hits and use a leaf blower on it and take it apart...
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    Interesting problem with my p43 SOLVED

    Thanks, I'll see if this helps my situation.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I can time the feed rate.. I've looked at the auger how you explained and the auger seems to be working and turn in as it should.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    Might as well add more pics in case it helps.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    Another thing I've noticed, and you (The Stove Doc) maybe on to something with the auger. Many times there is no flame in the pot, it's more or less just hot amber's across the bottom of the burn pot, then eventually more pellets fall and there's a flame then it works foe a few minutes then...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    I'm not sure what you're asking but the feed rate is set at the default right now at #4. Over the years I have never changed this from default but since this has started I have moved the feed rate up and down to see if it will help with no luck. Here's what the manual says about the feed rate...
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    1st problem in 6 years so I can't complain. I'm going to stick with this until I get it.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    This seems to be the consensus so I'll bang it out some more and see if it helps.
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    Enviro Milan wont stay lit - Burn pot full of pellets

    Yes I took the cover out to clean behind it, and blow behind it to be sure there was no blockage. I also took a pipe cleaner and cleaned the pipe to be sure there was no blockage. Your observation is dead on, I've had the stove for 6 years now and I've never had dark exhaust or creosote build...