Harman p43 ignitor on it’s way out?

D-mac02 Posted By D-mac02, Dec 5, 2017 at 7:25 PM

  1. D-mac02

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    hey guys I just deep cleaned my stove and it’s taking forever for the thing to light. Enough to where the pot fills up and I actually either have to take pellets out or light it with a map gas torch. I have an old Ignitor I took out last year and I saved it just in case I had a problem. It took a little long to light too but figured just in case I’ll have a backup. I took and measured the ohms with a meter today and it’s at 62 ohms. Is that good or high? Before anyone asked I cleaned the holes with a screw, cleaned off the Ignitor with a toothbrush, cleaned the fines box and made sure all covers were on tight. Should I get a new ignitor or no? Any other ideas?
     
  2. Harmanizer

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    Yep,Get a new one.Or two.It's good to have a spare.;)
     
  3. D-mac02

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    It’s crazy though I just put this one in last year. It’s a kwik fire
     
  4. rickwai

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    I would recommend a original Harman igniter. They are lasting a long time now. I hardly ever replace igniters anymore.
     
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  5. glockshooter

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    Is the ohms a good measurement as to good or not? I've noticed mine taking a good long while to get lit up, sometimes it's really smoking before it catches. I'm at 12 years, and on my second ignitor, so it wouldn't surprise me if it were time.
     
  6. Tonyray

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    i have put in brand new ignitor and at times it takes quite a few minutes to ignite.. 10 minutes or more.
    have noticed also that when the burn pot is cleaned,[ like vacuum cleaned], ignition time is lot quicker with no smoke.
    could just depend on how much ash the ignitor heat has to blow thru.
     
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  7. bob bare

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    Ohms is usually a good indicator.people will argue about cartridge heaters,but some designs have multiple heating elements,inside,and possible to loose only part of it,which,as they are connected in parallel,resistance goes up.Easiest way to tell is hook ignitor to 120 volts,should glow red within 2 minutes,and about 85% of the ignitor should glow red.
     
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  8. D-mac02

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    I adjusted the dip switches. I know your not really supposed to but I turned the first 3 into the off, off, on position so it stopped feeding pellets 20 seconds earlier and now it lights like a champ. I don’t get it.
     
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  9. bob bare

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    Great.Remember,every stove install is different,draft is different.I think I have my harman "startup feed" set different,also.You will know with time.Plus,those little switches collect dirt/dust,same as the "pots" do on harmon boards,which can cause weird problems.Best of luck.
     
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  10. THE ROOSTER

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    My igniter lasted 7 years in my Accentra, I planned on replacing it over summer but failed to do so. Does anyone sell the Harman igniter via
    credit card/ shipping it to house?

    THANKS
     
  11. 2011 GT/CS

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    Look on Amazon. They have them.


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  12. bags

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    Yes, I bought my backup at: Woodmans Parts Plus shipped out of NH Google Woodmans stove parts
     
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  13. Tonyray

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    don't get the 30.00 cheapo harman ignitors..
    bought one and didn't last very long..Asian knockoffs..
    should be paying around 70.00 or so for a good one..
    another good place to buy:
    http://pellethead.com/product/harman-igniter-harmon-ignitor-finned-heating-cartridge-element-p35i-p43-p61a-p68-advance-accentra-52i-xxv-pf100-pb105-part-3-20-677200-amp-hifin/
     
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