Harman XXV ignitor replacement too often

chamilton

New Member
Dec 30, 2018
1
VT
Hi everyone,

I'm in need of some help trying to figure out a problem with my Harman XXV. When it's working, it's wonderful. However, the ignitor will go out on it ALL THE TIME.

First time it happened I replaced with a cheap piece of junk ignitor from Amazon. Last four ignitions and died. Then I got wise and went right to a dealer for the next one. $120 later a new ignitor is put in and it works.

Just came back from vacation and now it doesn't work again. I cleaned it out completely, and it still won't ignite. I will say though that it does get warm on the inside, but then pellets start falling through.

I'm at a loss at what to do. There is obviously a bigger issue at hand but I have no idea what it is or how to fix it.

Thanks for your help!
 

GeHmTS

Feeling the Heat
Nov 29, 2013
412
Massachusetts
First things first. Check the outlet that it's plugged into and make sure you're getting the proper voltage and the outlet is working properly. To check the voltage, you'll need a voltmeter on the outlet.
 
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jpeterson2322

New Member
Feb 11, 2018
29
Kewaskum, WI
Are you running the ignitor on auto or disabled? My dealer told me to put it on auto until it lights then flip it to disabled so it runs constantly with a smaller flame. He said it will save wear and tear on ignitor. I only use the ignitor a couple times a month after doing cleaning.
 

jzm2cc

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2014
532
Northern Michigan
It's possible that your igniter is staying powered all thflowing. I've seen this before with damaged Triac or relays.

Igniters burn up fast under constant power conditions. Probably easiest to measure voltage to two igniter connectors after 15 or 20 minutes of running to see if you still have 115 Volts to igniter.

If it was a Quadrafire you could just peak into a pan area to see if igniter is still glowing.
 
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jzm2cc

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2014
532
Northern Michigan
It's possible that your igniter is staying powered all thflowing. I've seen this before with damaged Triac or relays.

Igniters burn up fast under constant power conditions. Probably easiest to measure voltage to two igniter connectors after 15 or 20 minutes of running to see if you still have 115 Volts to igniter.

If it was a Quadrafire you could just peak into a pan area to see if igniter is still glowing.
 

rickwai

Minister of Fire
Nov 1, 2011
777
ohio
Also try a couple bags of different pellets. I have seen pellets over the years that act like they just dont want to burn.