Hit it with can of compressed air.. gets all the tiny ash bits out..Just finished the 11th winter on mine. Thought it needed replaced last year, so bought one to replace it. while taking it out a bunch of fine ash was on top, so cleaned it out and put it back in still working. Now I clean it better and tap burn pot to make sure it is cleaned out. So it was operator error in this case
At least I have a spare now.
so explain to me how your thermostat keeps ignitor from being used as opposed to the room mode temp probe having to use the ignitor..Haven't had to replace either of my igniters. The P43 is on run off a thermostat 99% of time (when it starts firing up while it is still in shut down mode, I turn it to stove temp). The P61a used to be on room temp for about 75% of the time, but since I put it on a thermostat it's been run from the thermostat full time. However, the last two winters have been a bit milder than usual, so that could change down the road.
I did get a spare igniter a couple of years ago, just in case. As long as I can remember where that is at, I'm pretty much guaranteed that I'll never need it
It doesn't.so explain to me how your thermostat keeps ignitor from being used as opposed to the room mode temp probe having to use the ignitor..
little confused here..unless your themostat keeps it from totally shutting off? or your using stove mode/?
Ok.. thought maybe u found a secret Hack or something lol... all good..It doesn't.
Obviously what I wrote was confusing and I should have just left off any explanation of my set up - I certainly didn't mean to imply that it was "saving" my igniter. Either way they both use the igniters quite a bit during the winter months.