If you have not cleaned your stove after shutting it down for the summer, then get to work. What? You think you can slack off now that you no longer need heat from your trusty, reliable, faithful pellet stove. Take care of that stove that keeps you toasty warm all winter. I cleaned my pellet stove inside and out on Saturday 3/12/2018. Last year I was a slacker and did not clean it until October.