As Harman Lover said we need more information and so do you. Turn on your main heating system, turn the stove off, let it cool down, look at your end-of-year cleaning instructions, find the ESP, check the wire color as well as the position of dip switch 5. Up for red, down for black I believe, but check that as well. While you are in there you can also remove and gently clean the ESP (I use Windex and a paper towel.) as well as check the seating of the feeder chamber cover as has been suggested. All of this can be found in the stove and cleaning instructions. When you've eliminated all these possibilities let us know what you've found.Sorry I'm just replying back to everyone, but my family needed to be feed last night......lol, so I had to stop my obsessive watching of the P68! : ) Plus we woke up to no electric at 4am! What a way to start the day!
Seriously, I did think the same thing about the fan blades. I would have thought we would have heard an awful noise when it was trying to run with those blades broke. But oh well. Also, the ESP sensor or what ever that is called was never mentioned until he came back, but with me not really knowing the workings of the stove parts, I have to rely on those that know. Hence, why I joined this group : ) and my wanting to figure out why the stove is not working like it did!
So here's what I set it at: Room Temp Mode Auto Fan High [email protected] 75 Feed Rate @5
I let it run in this for a couple hours It starts the same cycle as before, it starts feeding pellets for about 41/2 minutes as the flame has steadily gotten higher/hotter, it stops feeding pellets, then starts on its down ward loss of flame which lasts another 41/2 minutes till the flame is only around 2to3". Then the cycle starts over again.
I also set it in: Room Temp Mode Manual Fan High [email protected] Feed Rate @5
As before I let it run in this setting for a few hours, here's what I got:
The same cycle as before, it starts feeding pellets for about 5 minutes as the flame steadily gets higher/hotter, then pellets stop & the downward cycle begins and last 5 minutes. I will say this setting does get a more aggressive & hotter flame and once its up there, it is more like how the stove was working in the past. But when the flame goes down it also looks like its ready to do out before it starts the cycle all over again.
I know that there has to be a up/down cycle because of the exhaust temps etc (which is what the store owner told me last week when he came here) .... but to me this is too much to the extreme and I know I was a little obsessive last season (our first) with watching the stove burn. (didn't want to admit that to him) but when I say I know that the stove didn't do this believe me I do.
Thanks so much for all your replies!
Also when I can let the stove go out later this afternoon, hopefully we can check the ESP wires.