New England 25 PDV E1 Error code

Magnarider Posted By Magnarider, Apr 9, 2016 at 5:14 PM

  1. Magnarider

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    I have a New England 25 PDV I keep getting an E1 error code after about 2-4 hours of running. I have been doing some reading and I think I need to bypass the vacuum switch. Can anyone tell me how to do this what do I need to disconnect and what do I need to bypass and reconnect?

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  2. heat seeker

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    Do not bypass the switch - it's there for your safety. You need to find out what is causing the switch to open. If you want to prove to yourself that the switch (and its input) is the problem, short it out temporarily, and don't leave the stove running alone. If you prove the switch's input is the problem, them find out why - don't leave the switch jumpered out. Your stove and venting probably need to be cleaned - you probably have an airflow problem.
     
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  3. Magnarider

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    OK How do I short out the switch temporarily?

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  4. Magnarider

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    I have cleaned everything can anyone tell me how to test the vacuum switch to see if it is faulty?

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  5. heat seeker

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    It's rare for the switch to go bad. Make sure the tubing is in good shape, no cracks, etc, especially at the ends. Make sure the nipple at the firebox end isn't plugged with ash. You can pull the hose off the switch and blow back towards the firebox to see if it's clogged. Have you cleans ALL the passages in the stove, as well as the venting? If you can do the Leaf Blower Trick that would be excellent.
     
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    E1 code is a vacuum leak check your hoses. I have owned a new Englander for over 10 years. That is a very common problem.
     
  7. smwilliamson

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    The vac hose off the back of your combustion blower has a crack in it. Remove it, snip the end and reinstall. Done.
     
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    the Primary Vac switch is extremely important to the safe operation of that stove. without it if the exhaust becomes blocked or the blower quits running the stove will not know it and will continue to feed into a smoldering fire. this can cause a lot of smoke release potentially into the house especially with a blocked flue or an incorrect installation (no vertical rise in the vent).

    if the unit is dropping that code after running that long its either a blockage or as said above possibly a slight crack starting to develop in the hose at the exhaust chamber. its not broken completely though as this would cause an error before the stove even gets into startup. I wouldn't bother jumping it instead inspect the hose leading from the exhaust chamber to the switch, also pop the hose off the metal stint it attaches to at the chamber and shoot some canned air through it into the exhaust chamber DO NOT BLOW INTO THE SWITCH!!!! trim the hose back to where its supple and reattach. the hose is cut long so there should be plenty of slack to trim it back
     
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