Reliance by Vermont Castings Temp Knob

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New Member
Sep 8, 2021
Arnold, CA
I think I broke the temp knob on my Reliance pellet stove. When turning the knob, you are supposed to stop when you feel resistance. Well, I turned it too far. Since then, the speed of the pellets cannot be regulated. I know that speed issues are normally a thermocoupler problem but the problems started when I turned the knob too far. Has anyone else had this problem or knows how to fix the knob mechanism?

Bill A

Oct 4, 2018
Highland lakes NJ
You may have broken the potentiometer that controls stove in local mode. It is a 10K ohm linear taper miniature.
You can pull the little control assembly up by removing the two screws that hold it in place. Once you see it, order a replacement from Mouser or one of the other online electronic parts suppliers.
If you search the forum, I responded to someone else who had a question as to the wiring of the control panel assembly.
Good luck