Need help with englander 25-pdv

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trav787

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Nov 26, 2013
9
Cumberland,MD
I recently purchased a new used englander 25-pdv and for the first week it Worked great. Now it seems like it isn't burning pellets completely. They sort of just glow red and pile up up until they overflow burn pot. I am currently burning hamers hot ones,but have tried 3 other brands and they were worse. Also bottom 3 settings are 4-6-1. In that order. Any help greatly appreciated. thanks
 

MCPO

Minister of Fire
I recently purchased a new used englander 25-pdv and for the first week it Worked great. Now it seems like it isn't burning pellets completely. They sort of just glow red and pile up up until they overflow burn pot. I am currently burning hamers hot ones,but have tried 3 other brands and they were worse. Also bottom 3 settings are 4-6-1. In that order. Any help greatly appreciated. thanks
Ash buildup is common with that stove and it`s smaller sibling the pdvc. The burnpot screams out for attention everytime you refill the hopper. Not that it`s bad either cause it tales only a few seconds to pull off the crusty buildup
 

trav787

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Nov 26, 2013
9
Cumberland,MD
I was wondering about it. It forms a large hard crust of ash and unburned pellets. This is my first pellet stove. So I was trying different brands of pellets and none of them didnt form the crusty ashes
 

letsblaze

Feeling the Heat
Just cleaned my burnpot. It was full of crusties from the Propellers I'm burning.
 

MCPO

Minister of Fire
The pellets are pushed into the burn pot and they don`t get pushed out too good at all so you have to reach in at least once a day(preferably two) and pull off that crusty buildup.
Hey, I have to do the same thing (not as often) on my Harman P-38 . That`s a push feeder too but it blows out a lot more of the ash than the pdvc does..
 

BUBIBEAR

Burning Hunk
Oct 18, 2010
166
central maine
I had the same problem with my 25pdvc. Could not go 24 hours without cleaning the pot. I ended up making a complete new burner pot. Now I can go 7 days without opening the door and can burn any brand pellets.
 

BUBIBEAR

Burning Hunk
Oct 18, 2010
166
central maine
Can we get the specs on this burn pot. I would like to try that out. Looks like the pot on my 55SHPEP stove .
 

MCPO

Minister of Fire
I had the same problem with my 25pdvc. Could not go 24 hours without cleaning the pot. I ended up making a complete new burner pot. Now I can go 7 days without opening the door and can burn any brand pellets.
Nice workmanship on the weld job !!
 

slvrblkk

Minister of Fire
Feb 2, 2008
1,344
Northampton, PA
I had the same problem with my 25pdvc. Could not go 24 hours without cleaning the pot. I ended up making a complete new burner pot. Now I can go 7 days without opening the door and can burn any brand pellets.
Very nice job! Can you post a video of the stove in action?
 

BUBIBEAR

Burning Hunk
Oct 18, 2010
166
central maine
Thank you for the extra pics. Did you also add those tabs on the bottom of the impingement plate ? Or did the plate come that way. Being a retired machinist ,are dimensions available ? My E-Mail is [email protected].
 

CladMaster

Minister of Fire
Nov 20, 2012
677
Maine
I had the same problem with my 25pdvc. Could not go 24 hours without cleaning the pot. I ended up making a complete new burner pot. Now I can go 7 days without opening the door and can burn any brand pellets.

Hmmm ! Does the igniter still work to ignite the pellets ?
 

Dgopetactical

Feeling the Heat
Nov 22, 2012
314
York County, Pa
Hmmm ! Does the igniter still work to ignite the pellets ?
Good question, it does not look at this end that the auto ignite would work in that application, still interesting though.
 

MCPO

Minister of Fire
Good question, it does not look at this end that the auto ignite would work in that application, still interesting though.
There goes that idea ! One step forward and one back.
 

Dgopetactical

Feeling the Heat
Nov 22, 2012
314
York County, Pa
There goes that idea ! One step forward and one back.
Still neat though, less ash pan cleanings vs auto ignite that's a rough call for me. To go from cleaning the pot every day to once a week might be worth it.

I can't see myself making one of them any time soon so I guess I'm stuck to daily cleanings.
 

CladMaster

Minister of Fire
Nov 20, 2012
677
Maine
I'm still looking at the custom burn pot idea, but I was thinking of using the original pot and just making a new burn pot insert where the burn plate is now.

The thing that bugs me with the current burn plate is that small pellets fall down the two large holes at the back of the burn plate. The idea of a burn pot where the pellets drop down is what I am looking at and the 55-shpep idea is on the right track.

I'd like to see a video of the stove burning with the 55-shpep burn pot.
 

Dgopetactical

Feeling the Heat
Nov 22, 2012
314
York County, Pa
I'm still looking at the custom burn pot idea, but I was thinking of using the original pot and just making a new burn pot insert where the burn plate is now.

The thing that bugs me with the current burn plate is that small pellets fall down the two large holes at the back of the burn plate. The idea of a burn pot where the pellets drop down is what I am looking at and the 55-shpep idea is on the right track.

I'd like to see a video of the stove burning with the 55-shpep burn pot.
X2
 

99loco

Member
Nov 25, 2013
8
Bohemia New York
Hi: First, yes I will post drawings , and right now the igniter does not work but I have a idea for one. But right now the stove runs 24/7 so it is not a problem. The tabs were on the impingement plate . I was going to use the original pot but the sides were to high for the ashes to carry out . I can post more detailed photos for anyone if needed and I will try to post a video.
 

trav787

New Member
Nov 26, 2013
9
Cumberland,MD
Update on stove. Turns out it was on burn mode "A". So I reset it back to burn mode "c" and readjusted bottom three. All was good for last 2 nights. Then this morning major burn pot overflow.
 

Dgopetactical

Feeling the Heat
Nov 22, 2012
314
York County, Pa
Huge pile up after 3 hours of burn time.
I get a big pile up frequently also. It's seems to happen more with certain pellets on the higher heat settings 4+.
I'm running on 5\5 right now burning TSC brand and woke up to a huge pile this morning.. I used a spatula to scoop out excess ash 2 times since 05:30.

That's one of the two things I dont care for with this stove, hopper capacity ( I fixed that) and burn pot design ( no where for ash to go).
 

Dgopetactical

Feeling the Heat
Nov 22, 2012
314
York County, Pa
Hi: First, yes I will post drawings , and right now the igniter does not work but I have a idea for one. But right now the stove runs 24/7 so it is not a problem. The tabs were on the impingement plate . I was going to use the original pot but the sides were to high for the ashes to carry out . I can post more detailed photos for anyone if needed and I will try to post a video.
Can't wait.
 
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