I finally cleaned out and fired up the pellet stove that came with my house. Its an older looking bottom feed made by Warnock Hershey, Model: Welenco Plus. The first time I tried running it I just vacuumed out the old pellets and anything in the firebox. Refed the pellets back up but the flames didn't burn too strong. It went out, and the augur was jamming. I vacuumed it out again chipped off some stuff that was caked on and unclogged some air holes. I think the caked on stuff was causing too much resistance for the auger. This time the flames burned better but they weren't the strong blown looking flames I see on most videos. Just kind of looked like a pile of pellets burning. I assume that the auger is supposed to push the pellets out and create and create a slowly erupting pile of pellets that burns away, leaving ash that falls to the side and needs to be emptied out every once and awhile. Correct?