I recently picked up a Maxfire 115 for $80 on Craigslist. I always thought they were cool, but figured I'd never find one at the right price. The ash dump actuator rod was disconnected from the gearbox arm and the stove was totally plugged up from upper burn pot to bottom plate holes. I cleaned the heck out of it while it was still in the back of my truck, reconnected the ash dump rod, threw some pellets in, and it fired right up. I was very impressed with the overall quality and operation of this stove. The next day, it went in the house, in place of our old reliable Enviro EF3. There is something to be said about the simplicity and reliability of the old Dial-a-Fire control. I had replaced the convection blower control with a $5 light dimmer 3 years ago and it was still working fine when I pulled the stove out. Back to the Bixby, I was almost instantly plagued with the 2,3 codes. After a day, there would be a good 3/8 of fly ash on the upper burn plate. This was with the stove set at level 2 or 3. I messed with fan and feed pots with some change, but still ended up with a sooty lazy flame after a while. Throughout all of this, I have been scouring the forums (mostly this one) at every moment of free time i get. Ive gotten a ton of good info from Rona's posts. One screwy thing I found was that the right side upper burn plate didnt seem to sit squarely on the gasket and metal ledge. I drilled out some rivets, peeled the gasket up, and saw a pop rivet for the ledge ABOVE the ledge, not in the hole of the ledge. I corrected that, reattached the seal, and used some red silicone to seal any gaps. The gasket definitely needs to be replaced, but it will do for now. What I really need, is the BixCheck and software update package. I have made a DB9 to TTL type 1 adapter cable, and have an old Compaq laptop ready to go. I tried to contact Rona last night, but dont want to keep bugging him. Can anyone help me out? My wife is starting to chirp about the shutdowns and lack of steady heat. I'm ok with it as I know this is a big learning curve for me and I'm 100% up for it. Thank you Guys!