Is this normal?

Alisajg16 Posted By Alisajg16, Mar 21, 2019 at 5:51 PM

  1. Alisajg16

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    So I’m wrapping doing what I hope it my last weekly clean of the season on my Harmon P35i, and I pulled out the ash pan only to have a ton of brown/rusty ash come out from under and behind it. I emptied it and flipped it over to find a very charred back and sides of the ash pan. There was also a thick build up of ash on the back side. Is this normal? I’ve attached a few photos. This stove was installed new in August 2018, so it has only been used this season.

    PS, I’m thinking this may be related to a slight smoky and plasticy smell I’ve noticed while burning over the last few weeks. 9e497b4f6f670900ea01b9a970e07bad.jpg 02d63af07eef72f4c749a2c61c704c10.jpg 42a4a2ac7ce2600e8128a09bf90ed9ab.jpg
     
  2. greg13

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    Fines get behind the pan in my Advance too, so it may be a normal thing.
     
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  3. Wilson01

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    My Harman Advance looks like that when it’s really cold out and i have it cranked up so it’s burning efficiently. When it’s warmer outside and I turn my stove down the soot and ash is nearly black. Also every brand pellet burns a little different than another.
     
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  4. fmsm

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    Normal, I have 2 P35i’s, it’s a very powdery ash that adheres in those areas.
     
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  5. md2002

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    Looks normal to me, I've seen this on my stove.
     
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