King pellet stove deluxe settings help!

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Penguinator29

New Member
Oct 19, 2021
5
New Hampshire
Hey guys so I have a king pellet stove deluxe and my buddy showed me some settings he runs in his stove and says it’s good and stays on till he turns it off and it’s low draft setting 270 and high draft set to 425 low feed to 1.70 and high feed 3.45 and draft fan on auto with t stat I keep it filled and with the settings I seem to always wake up in middle of night with stove off with er2 even though it’s full and I even taped the sensor down for hopper open. Wondering what’s the best settings for the stove and for consistency! Any help please!
 

Jeremy6500

Member
Jan 22, 2021
240
Indiana
I have an older USSC 6500. It is a little different, but I have my low feed rate at 1.6 and my high at 5. Low draft at 150, high at 450. Damper out about 1.5”, but my air intake is different than yours.

My Pr1 setting used like a pilot light for me. I had it at 1.55 and eventually got an Er2 code after a few days. I had red coals and VERY small flame. Think a flame the size of a cigarette lighter.

If your codes are the same as mine, I wonder if the stove thought it went out.

First I would make sure it is very clean, especially the draft and air intake track. I am not sure how your stove registers a flame. If you get the service manual it would tell you. Make sure that area is clean and setup.
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Penguinator29

New Member
Oct 19, 2021
5
New Hampshire
I have an older USSC 6500. It is a little different, but I have my low feed rate at 1.6 and my high at 5. Low draft at 150, high at 450. Damper out about 1.5”, but my air intake is different than yours.

My Pr1 setting used like a pilot light for me. I had it at 1.55 and eventually got an Er2 code after a few days. I had red coals and VERY small flame. Think a flame the size of a cigarette lighter.

If your codes are the same as mine, I wonder if the stove thought it went out.

First I would make sure it is very clean, especially the draft and air intake track. I am not sure how your stove registers a flame. If you get the service manual it would tell you. Make sure that area is clean and setup. View attachment 285933
I’ve cleaned it once a week inside and in the trap doors and the exhaust outlet and still sometimes the same thing. I’ve read that the lowest heat range setting it goes down too is suppose to be small flames and kinda smoldering just to keep constant heat?
 

Jeremy6500

Member
Jan 22, 2021
240
Indiana
I’ve cleaned it once a week inside and in the trap doors and the exhaust outlet and still sometimes the same thing. I’ve read that the lowest heat range setting it goes down too is suppose to be small flames and kinda smoldering just to keep constant heat?
For mine the low setting flame is definitely smaller, but not just smoldering red coals. When I had the low feed rate at 1.5pph it would eventually get to that state and error out. It probably wouldn’t have got to that point if it was colder out so the stove would have to call for heat and bump up the feed rate occasionally, but with the temps right now the stove runs on just Pr1 to maintain the thermostat temp.

I looked in my service manual to see if there was a way to lower the stove temp required to avoid the Er2 code, but I didn’t see one.

On my PP130 it senses a fire by a sensor attached to the outside of the draft fan housing. If you don’t remove the fan and scrape the inside buildup off about once a year then the stove errors out because the sensor is too insulated from the heat. I don’t know how the King stove registers a flame, but the same theory might be valid.

Really not sure, just speculation from what I have done.
 

Penguinator29

New Member
Oct 19, 2021
5
New Hampshire
For mine the low setting flame is definitely smaller, but not just smoldering red coals. When I had the low feed rate at 1.5pph it would eventually get to that state and error out. It probably wouldn’t have got to that point if it was colder out so the stove would have to call for heat and bump up the feed rate occasionally, but with the temps right now the stove runs on just Pr1 to maintain the thermostat temp.

I looked in my service manual to see if there was a way to lower the stove temp required to avoid the Er2 code, but I didn’t see one.

On my PP130 it senses a fire by a sensor attached to the outside of the draft fan housing. If you don’t remove the fan and scrape the inside buildup off about once a year then the stove errors out because the sensor is too insulated from the heat. I don’t know how the King stove registers a flame, but the same theory might be valid.

Really not sure, just speculation from what I have done.
I’ll look to clean that at some point thanks for the heads up didn’t know that doesn’t hurt to try. But every time I get the er2 code the burn pot is filled with pellets and like it died itself out. Idk if it’s cause the feed rate is too slow so when flame gets to low adding pellets puts it out or if the draft fan is set to high putting flame out or not high enough to keep it going but my buddy has no problems with his witch is odd.
 

Penguinator29

New Member
Oct 19, 2021
5
New Hampshire
I’ll look to clean that at some point thanks for the heads up didn’t know that doesn’t hurt to try. But every time I get the er2 code the burn pot is filled with pellets and like it died itself out. Idk if it’s cause the feed rate is too slow so when flame gets to low adding pellets puts it out or if the draft fan is set to high putting flame out or not high enough to keep it going but my buddy has no problems with his witch is odd.
And I did cut the gasket for the air wash to make sure air flow is good
 

Jeremy6500

Member
Jan 22, 2021
240
Indiana
I’ll look to clean that at some point thanks for the heads up didn’t know that doesn’t hurt to try. But every time I get the er2 code the burn pot is filled with pellets and like it died itself out. Idk if it’s cause the feed rate is too slow so when flame gets to low adding pellets puts it out or if the draft fan is set to high putting flame out or not high enough to keep it going but my buddy has no problems with his witch is odd.
I don’t know how the USSC/King registeres that there is a flame. The PP130 is a PelletPro brand, so it might be completely different, but the King registers a flame some how.

The only time I have had an issue with the pot overflowing is when I wasn’t getting good air flow. Usually a combination of clogged burn pot hold and a poor draft for some reason.

Mine has 4 clean out doors in the burn area. 2 on the bottom on each side of the burn pot area and 2 on the back wall at the bottom. The ones on the back wall fill up with ash and cause poor air flow in mine.
 

Ryan McGomery

New Member
Dec 9, 2021
14
Lancaster, ohio
I think you've got your draft fan settings way too high, and actually might be blowing your flame out. I would leave those at 100 and 300. As for fuel, mine is at 1.6 and 2.9, and keeps my basement at 75, upstairs 68. I've got a thermostat hooked up, so the hr settings act differently. Sorry. Didn't realize this thread was so old. But my father's had the king for 4 years, and I just got mine. But I've learned so much in the last month.
 

Justinfrommaine

New Member
Jan 15, 2022
2
Maine
I live in a tiny house in Maine and have the KP 130 and I was messing with the draft fan and room fan buttons I brought them off A for automatic and now when I try and bring it back up to A it won’t let me bring it back up or set it back to automatic it won’t go up at all it will only go down it also won’t let me factory reset either does this mean my up buttons are broken on my control board I just bought this stove brand new in the box from tractor supply 3 weeks ago any hints will be helpful! Thanks
 

Ryan McGomery

New Member
Dec 9, 2021
14
Lancaster, ohio
Hurry while it's still under warranty. Call ussc first tho. Their troubleshooting call line is pretty good. I accidently called the operator one time, and the older lady knew Their product very well.