Cleaned it a couple days ago. Changed to Mode C this morning. 4-6-1. Also replaced the combustion motor as it was rotted out of the housing.What settings are you running? What are the "bottom 3" buttons set to? When was the last time it was THOROUGHLY cleaned?
Must of had some bad pellets, as I vacuumed it out and switched to Barefoot hardwood. Fire is now raging. I don't have a temp gauge but it already feel hotter.Cleaned it a couple days ago. Changed to Mode C this morning. 4-6-1. Also replaced the combustion motor as it was rotted out of the housing.
Sorry Rick for the newbie questions, but I am assuming the heat exchanger is hole behind the impingement plate? So you hook up a leaf blower to the vent pipe at the back (cumbustion blower) and blow the crap to the front of the heat exchanger while shop vac is sucking up whatever is in there? Doesn't blow soot everywhere?sounds like your heat exchanger is dirty. Did you try the leaf blower trick to help suck the ash out? I usally hook up the blower and the take the shop vac with a small tupe on the hose and stick it is the hole behind the impingement plate ans scratch around the lower corners between the fire box and the back wall of the stove. Its a tight space but you can get in there. What part of Pa are you in?
That's why I asked before I attempted. Just watched the video, I got it. Pretty ingenious.NoNo you hook the leaf-blower to the vent stack OUTSIDE and suck the ash out . Do not blow into the stove. While the leaf blower/vac is running outside I use the shop vac inside to loosen and suck up ash also. With the leaf blower running out side there is always negative pressure in the burn box /chamber to keep dust out of your home. There are many video's on YouTube on the leaf-blower trick. But always disconnect the vacuum tubes on the vacuum switches before you use the leaf-blower or you can possibly hurt the switches. Never thought to ask but how big is your flame running on 9? my stove on 9 is like an inferno in there. Your to far from me I'm Pottstown area
Yeah, who know what kind of clean out the previous owners had done, and the more I read and dive into this, the more I learn. If this stove can really heat a 2,200 sqft living space, I want to see it produce.Lol no problem . I was a bit leary the first time but as Ssko just stated Englander PDV and PDVC love this trick. It still sound like your dirty.
Hey neighbor...ok...not that close. I'm just a little south of you in Moore Township.I am up in the Pocono area, Saylorsburg.
Is anyone really close in PA? Pellet Rick about 1.5hrs, JP57, your about 35 mins from me. Big state...lol.Hey neighbor...ok...not that close. I'm just a little south of you in Moore Township.
And just to add what has already been said, the types of pellets you burn make a big difference. My older PDVC seems to love Energex's. I've never, ever ran my stove on 9-9 with them...it would be way too hot.
Just did the leaf blower cleaning yesterday too. Made a big difference. She's all clean now.