P61A HELP

mkeego

New Member
Jan 6, 2017
4
New Hampshire
Hi all, I have a 8 year old p61a that has worked flawlessly till now. Stove will not light & combustion blower runs all the time. Thought esp was dirty so i cleaned out all the ash but still not working. Do not have any lights flashing, all seems normal. It has done this a few times recently but if you turn it off and unplug for 10 min and reconnect it would start & work normally.

I'm thinking i need a new exhaust temp sensor??
 

jackman

Feeling the Heat
Jan 15, 2013
482
Oregon
It may just be a dead igniter. I would light the stove manually using a torch and see how it does. It's normal for the combustion blower to run all the time.
 

Funnydirt14

Member
Jan 31, 2015
148
Central Pennsylvania
What color esp do you have? 8 years is pretty good for an igniter to last. Have you cleaned the holes in the burnpot and cleaned under burnpot where igniter is?
 

mkeego

New Member
Jan 6, 2017
4
New Hampshire
I don't know about the ignitor but the auger does not run and no pellets in the pot. I can see unburned pellets in the auger but not at the burn pot yet.

haven't pulled the side cover yet so i don't know what color the esp is.
 

Harman Lover 007

Minister of Fire
Put it in "test" mode and tell us what happens. You should have the combustion fan, distribution fan, and auger all running in test mode.
 

Funnydirt14

Member
Jan 31, 2015
148
Central Pennsylvania
Did you do the dollar bill test of your gaskets on your doors? Or your pressure switch may be bad or tube cracked. When is the last time you cleaned the stove exhaust pipes?
 

bogieb

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2014
2,740
South Central NH
In test mode I have both fans but no auger or feed led. how can I test the auger motor? Can it be jammed?
It could be jammed, or one of your doors is ajar. Make sure the ash pan door is closed all the way.
 

mkeego

New Member
Jan 6, 2017
4
New Hampshire
Update. Went to stove to try and do some more tests. Before I checked all the doors and gaskets I put in test mode 1 more time. No auger but both fans work, as I turned test mode off auger worked for a second. Unsure if it really worked I went to test mode again and now auger is turning. Turned test mode off and started stove in room temp mode. All seems to be working properly now but this is the third time in a few weeks this stove has stopped working. Stove is now clean and is full of pellets and working, I'll just have to wait for it to quit again:)
 

bags

Minister of Fire
Oct 12, 2014
2,381
Kentucky
You could have hit and miss contact on your control knobs. You could spray them with contact cleaner and rotate them. Just another possibility.

Or you control board could be showing some age at 8 years old... There are threads here you can find in the search on cleaning the knobs with spray. Do simple cheap stuff first.
 
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rickwai

Minister of Fire
Nov 1, 2011
625
ohio
Sounds like a bad ESP. I had one the other day with same symptom where stove working irratic and fan not shutting off. Ended up ESP was reading 125f when it should be reading about 65f so it thinks it still needs to cool off to shut down. You cant check it without diagnostic tool but I would bet on it. just have to see if you have a red or black wire to get the correct one.
 
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