Classic Bay 1200 Freestanding Puffing Smoke Out Glass

Gman12 Posted By Gman12, Feb 7, 2018 at 6:26 PM

  1. Gman12

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    Sorry if this is a long post. It seems no matter how much or often I clean the stove, after a little bit, it will puff out smoke from all sides of the glass on the door itself. Sometimes it comes out the top part of glass, but most the time it's all sides and you can hear it go "Poof!". Before startup outside you can see a ton of smoke that just keeps coming out like crazy while the inside of the stove get filled with smoke and cloudy that you can't see in it at all. Then it does a big "Poof" with the smoke coming out the glass. The inside of the stove also gets dark ash on the sides of stove and glass too after a day or so too. The Door Gasket was changed maybe going on close to 2 years ago. Not sure if it was done wrong and it's not getting a good seal or too much of a seal? When I clean everything out each time, during the first startups there is very little smoke inside stove and it starts up nice with a smaller flame. I clean the burnpot, under the burnpot, the hidden door to the side of stove, and the heat deflector plates that get caked with ash. I've cleaned the main pipe to the outside beginning of burning season. Is there anything anyone can recommend to do or know what is causing the problem. I'm burning good pellets. Eastern Embers, Maine Woods, Vermont, and Super LG Granules (All Softwood). Also, used some Stove Chow beginning of season. Thanks for anyone who can lend some advice to fix this.
     
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    Have you had the combustion blower out and cleaned & lubed? Tested for function? It sound like you arent getting enough air. How is you seal around the ash pan?
     
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    Agree - sounds like insufficient airflow through the combustion chamber. Passages/vent clogged, or weak fan/motor.
     
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    Check to make sure the pot floor is closing all the way. Make sure all holes in firepot are clean. This includes the 8 small holes. 4 in pot floor and 4 in bottom front of pot. Use a mirror and flashlight and make sure the igniter slit is clear of any debris. Also the igniter housing. And last, check to see if you are feeding too much fuel by adjusting your flame height according to your manual. kap
     
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    Thanks everyone! I did a quick cleaning of the combustion blower and blower motor fan. Burn pot holes were free and clear. It does seem to be starting up better with a lower flame and less smoke outside coming out the vent. Also it hasn't puffed or gotten smoke out the glass at all either. Once weather gets warm out and I don't need the stove as main heat source, I will take out the combustion blower and clean it out better and replace the gasket to it. So it does seem like it was due to the combustion blower. Also, does anyone have directions how to do the leaf blower trick and where exactly you put it to clean out everything? Thanks.
     
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    Glad you are back to normal. You should be able to google on how to clean stove with a leaf blower. kap
     
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    Oops, Actually it was the outer parts of the Exhaust Blower and the Convection Blower on the right side that I cleaned which helped. So I'll actually take off the Exhaust Blower and the entire Convection Blower to clean them completely once season is over. Will doing both those definitely help the stove run better? How much does the Convection Blower get clogged or caked with ash?
     
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    Combustion blower is you exhaust. convection is your room blower. If you have animals you would not believe how much hair,dust, fuzz gets caked in the convection blower
     
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    Even without pets, they can get full of stuff. It should be an annual thing, after season to take both fans out and clean them and housing. Then entire exhaust path, thru stove and pipe. Then plug pipe with a rag and put a pc. of tape over tstat, saying exhaust is plugged, to remind you in the fall. Then unplug stove so lightning doesn't have a chance to toast it. kap
     
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