I agree! I think what happened to mine was we had a few days of warmer outside temps and the stove dialed itself down to a lower heat. That’s when I started noticing a creosote build-up and when the temps got cold again and the stove was burning hotter, I could smell a strange odor that I must assume was creosote burning. I shut the stove down and will be cleaning when I get the right creosote cleaners and brush. Thanks for the reply.