Show a picture a little further away so we can get a better idea where on the stove these cracks are.
You also may want to show this same sort of picture to Lopi, then as the other poster mentioned, get something in writing that it will be fine to use as is. Otherwise, no letter as such means DO NOT accept this stove or burn it as is. Make them or the dealer do something about it. If they can’t give you a letter stating they trust it, then you can’t trust it either. That puts the responsibility on them.
Keep all records of emails, and record phone calls (tell them you are recording the conversation). It’s just business.
It may not be a big deal, but it isn’t right. If it had a weld behind it on the inside then it also wouldn’t be such a concern. Lopi should be able to tell you if there is a weld behind it.
Also, some wood stoves may have a heat exchanger in the top (some coal stoves have this) and as such could be double layered above the firebox. At the moment I can’t think of any wood stove manufacturers that have this, BUT if they do then there also may be no cause for concern. Honestly, you would still need/want to call the manufacturer to get confirmation that the stove is ok to burn as is with a crack in the weld.
I have one stove that has a crack below a weld, and where the crack is it is fine because the stove has an outer layer of steel as well as an inner layer…making the outer crack purely cosmetic. However, the crack is an easy fix by drilling each end of the crack (crack is usually a tad further than can be seen) with a drill and filling the holes be welding them shut. You would also grind a “V” along the crack and also weld it back shut. Grind it all flat, then paint.
A lot depends on the length of the crack and the depth, as well as if you can see light through it, on whether or not the crack needs to be dealt with. Usually, if it is a crack cause by heating and cooling them it will likely get larger over time. If it’s a new stove having never had a fire in it, then the crack might have been caused by natural stresses of the weld itself.
Bottom line, if you’re not comfortable with it and it’s a new stove, then your dealer and Lopi should make it right for you some way, somehow.
By the way, if that is a new stove and they don’t make it right for you, then please let us know. I will them be getting rid of my used Lopi Liberty and I may not ever buy a new Lopi. You can be sure that you can show them this post also. I don’t mind you showing them at all. These things cost too much new for you to not be satisfied and/or have safety concerns.
I could easily fix something like that, BUT that isn’t the point. Not everyone has those skill sets to fix it. Lopi, at the least, should be able to ease your mind by giving you something in writing that the tiny crack is of no concern to you and your safety by giving you a letter telling you it is ok to use as is. They would shouldering any responsibility. Again, if they tell you it is no big deal, then a letter should also be no big deal. It’s just that easy to reassure you it will be fine.