Hollow Hill, did you ever resolve your smoke smell issues? I helped someone install a new Progress last week and after several fires to break the stove in and cure the paint, sure enough the smoke smell was there just like when I installed ours last year. I had some of the softer gasketing material remaining that is used to replace the gasket on my loading door and replaced it on this one. Smoke smell problem once again eliminated. The dense material that WS uses on the door gasket just doesn't seal well all the way around. It is so stiff that it will not compress enough all the way around to get a good seal. Those of you who still have a slight smoke smell issue should consider this. Last year I had posted the steps that I used to change out the door gasket. it solved my issues.