I purchased a Lopi Pioneer Pellet stove approx four years ago. Starting last winter, it would flame out, the blower went off, and of course, smoke filled the room. I had it serviced and they found nothing wrong. This winter, the same thing started happening again, only worse. I had it serviced again--they were going to change the exhaust blower motor, then blew out the vacuum tube, which seemed to solve the problem. The other issue was that the motor was rattling during start up, stopping once the convection fan turned on and blew heat. They couldn't seem to get the motor seated correctly on the fan housing, so it was turned around and attached that way. It still rattled a bit, but it was acceptable. Two weeks later, the rattling started again, and the stove has flamed out twice on high temp (smoke was not as bad and it recovered more easily). The rattling just gets worse each time it starts. So now they think the blower needs to be replaced, which they were going to do the first time. I have an appointment next week, but am a little irritated at having to pay another $85 service fee. I don't think he should have told me the problem was resolved, that possibly, the blower just needed to be replaced. I would have told him to go ahead and replace it so I wouldn't have to pay another $85 to have it serviced again. We live in a small town and no one else services pellet stoves, so I am kinda stuck with them. I want the stove working right, obviously, but just want a second opinion, if possible.