The damper on my Lopi Declaration is stuck in the open position. Is it safe to use like that for awhile? The company that installed it years ago has a 14 week waiting list to make appointments. It has stuck open or closed over the years but would eventually work after heating or cooling some. But we have learned to not pull the control rod out very far. I pulled it too far the other day and it will not go back in, even with some force. It is all of the way out now. I have read many reports on this forum about this happening and some supposed fixes. At my age, it is difficult to get into the insert to try and pull the tubes and baffles out to get to the damper. Would appreciate any advice on the safety issues or a possible easy fix for my situation. Thank you in advance for any advice. Really like this forum since finding it.