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    Run Harman Accentra 52i Pellet Stove as Heat Pump aux Heat

    My wife and I purchased a Harman Accentra 52i Tc insert recently. We have a 2 story home in eastern PA with a heatpump zone for each floor. Both heat pumps are trane units with electric aux heat (pricey). My initial intentions were to wire the stove up to my thermostat to come on as the heat...
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    Brand New Harmon Accentra 52i-TC Not Feeding

    Hey everyone. My family just got a new 52i-TC installed only a couple of months ago. Everything has been working just fine, only recently started using it on a regular basis, but I have been doing the cleaning typically prior to the notice displaying on the screen, trying to keep it very clean...
  3. STLSully

    Harman Accentra Insert Flame Issues

    I have a 2006 Harman Accentra Insert that has worked beautifully for me. I typically do a full cleaning after every ton. At the end of last season, I must have been distracted because I didn't do a full cleaning. Fast forward six months. I did a full cleaning before firing up the stove. I...
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    How do Heat Exhangers work in the Harman Accentra 52i-TC?

    So I cleaned my Harman Insert the first time. I am curious to why the removable Accordion panels are called Heat Exchangers? There appear to be combustion products on both sides. Do the Panels and medallion somebow Super Heat the exhaust air or is there a fresh air exchange I am not seeing? It...
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    Harman Accentra Insert filling with smoke

    Hi all, The short version: the inside of my stove is filled with smoke. It failed to light, and apparently failed to exhaust any smoke. I have five blinks on the control board, indicating that it tried to light, but timed out. Combustion blower? The light on the control panel indicates that it...
  6. NothingLikeFire

    Harman Accentra flame guide moving out of place

    hi, i have a 2007 Accentra, and this year i'm having trouble with the flame guide moving, like it is being pushed by the pellets, forward toward the door. Then flame pokes up behind the flame guide, and it just doesn't seem right. Maybe it's the pellets? i'm using 'green supreme' from Lowes, as...
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    Harmen Accentra Insert comb and distribution fan constantly running

    Hello All, I have a Harmen Accentra insert. the combustion Fan and the distribution fan remain running constantly I have replaced the control board(thinking it was bad potentiometers) the ESP probe And the room sensor. When I turned the unit back on the comb and dist fans would still run...
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    Good Deal or Not? 2012 Harman Accentra

    I'm looking into purchasing a new Pellet Stove and was almost set on the Accentra 52i-TC. However, upon looking on Craigslist, I found a Harman Accentra Insert that was manufactured in Nov. 2012. Seller is a pellet stove dealer, but not Harmans. He told me it has been run on average about 6-10...
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    Harman Accentra Insert Troubleshooting/ Refurbishing

    First off, I will start with I am obviously new to this forum. In some searching this seemed to be a useful forum to join pertaining to my recent project. I have been using an older Whitfield Optima insert for a few years as my primary source of heat. I recently took a flyer on a used $450...
  10. Ryhder

    DIY Fix harman distribution blower without replacing!

    Hello , after having a distribution blower failure on my Harman XXV I decided to tear it down and attempt to repair whatever may broken inside, I searched for any info on repair / rebuilding the electric motor but found only suggestions to replace it. In the spirit of saving $200 and possibly...
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    Replace hinge on Accentra Insert

    The hopper lid on my Harman Accentra Insert no longer stays open and I’m looking to replace the hinge. Can anyone point me to instructions on how to remove and replace the hinge? There are three hex head screws on the bottom the the hopper (pictured) which are rusted on and stripped, and I’d...
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    Harman Control Board

    Does anyone have a "dead" Harman Control Board, specifically for an Accentra Insert circa 2012? I would like to procure one to play with and don't want to take my stove out of operation/risk breaking it while functional. Not surprisingly all I can seem to find is new ones for sale.
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    New Harman Accentra 52i not burning well

    So I have a brand new stove that I have run about a ton of pellets through, adjusting the output level to get a good burn. I did the first "heavy cleaning" the other day and it hasn't run well since. It began having dark smoke both in the stove and from the exhaust as well as not completely...
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    Accentra insert not starting

    Hi, I searched a bit on this forum and found a few similar issues but nothing exact so figured I'd ask about my issue. Accentra insert, I've owned the home for about 3 years with the unit already installed ( I believe it is about 10 years old). We've run it for the last 2 winters without...
  15. STLSully

    Question about Auger Replacement Harman Accentra Insert

    I am replacing the auger on my 10 year old Accentra Insert. When I removed the old one, there was what appears to be a rubber gasket between the Bearings Flange and the receiving spot on the stove. I can't find any mention of this part in my manual or on this forum. When I removed it, a...
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    Repair or Replace? With what?

    Here is the issue. I have a Whitfield Advantage II insert. It is nearly 25 years old and has run without fail, year in and year out. I have never had to do anything to it except clean it, and once when my son was about 4 (he is 22 now), put his hot wheels car in the pellets, I had to unplug...
  17. ktenn

    About to give up! Ash(?) Problems

    Hey guys, we need some help problem solving.... Or maybe we just need to be told that this is normal, but either way, we need help! We have a Harman Accentra freestanding pellet stove. We LOVE it, except for one huge problem. We find an extremely fine layer of ash or some sort of white/gray...