Thanks for the link. I read those, and realize that many of those folks are new to pellet stoves, and expect a plug and play experience. I was hoping someone on this site might have had some first hand experience.Click on Reviews... Not many positives there....
First hand experience for 3 days now. the ashley ap5710 has been a nose bleed so far. It does autostart OK and then cycles to a high setting even though the indicator is still on #1 (there are 5 manual settings). It puts out a lot of heat but burns a 20 lb hopper full of pellets in 5 to 6 hours. I tried power cycling and restart to no avail. There are at least 2 other web posts hat describe the same problem. On it has www.usstove.com as the website but the ashley ap5710 does not appear when searched for. When I looked for the serial number, the stove label indicated it is made in China!, did not see that until after install. Right now I'm running in manual mode and turning off during warm part of day and restarting at night. I have to reload pellets during night, bummer. Phone calls tomorrow to try to resolve with USSTOVE. Avoid this unit.Thanks for the link. I read those, and realize that many of those folks are new to pellet stoves, and expect a plug and play experience. I was hoping someone on this site might have had some first hand experience.
Good that TSC took it back, can't go wrong with that. Hope the KP130 works out better for you..Me again, AP5710 is a problem stove, many complaints the same, over firing. The last time I used it, it over fired so much I shut it off, but it just kept feeding pellets and blowing until it seemed dangerously hot so I pulled the plug. Tech service was vague and days late in responding. So I called the Tractor supply store where It was purchased , and they will take it back for a full refund. Then I bought the KP130, installed it and it's running just fine for 2 days. It responds to the panel commands and puts out heat to the point where I run it on low and it heats my 1500 sq/ft mobile just fine in near freezing weather.
Whats up with that? the 6039 has to be one of the easiest units to deal with I have ever owned (I've had 3 over the years) and a couple others on here have them as well. I have nothing but good things to say about mine, 12 flawless years and minimal replacement parts.Neat looking little stove. I had a USSC 6039 that I never did get to run right. And a 5500 in my shop that does well.
Any thoughts on this new stove? Havent seen much posted anywhere yet.