Settings on an American Harvest 6039

jackofalltrades001

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Dec 6, 2013
8
Northern Minnesota
Here's another photo showing this slide door fully open. I run my stove with this pulled out 5/8 to 3/4". I'm heating about 1800 sq. ft. with mine with outdoor temps hitting -30 at times throughout our winter season here in northern MN.Draft Door Fully Open.jpg
 
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mustangwagz

Feeling the Heat
Oct 5, 2014
254
Western PA
i noticed you gotta cap on yoru Outside Air Duct, where's it pulling the outside air from? OR..are you using the air from inside the house?...via the ash pan.
 

jackofalltrades001

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Dec 6, 2013
8
Northern Minnesota
I'm pulling from within. I knew someone with this same stove and he pulled outside air and when the stove wasn't running he got a lot of cold through it. The way I use it has worked great for me.
 

mustangwagz

Feeling the Heat
Oct 5, 2014
254
Western PA
ok good deal, was only curious. I havent got negative pressure issues either, but was thinking about the way secondary burn works with super cooled air. So far this thing seems to burn pretty clean in My opinion compared to what i thought.
 

mustangwagz

Feeling the Heat
Oct 5, 2014
254
Western PA
im still fiddling with settings and stuff since i dont have the manual draft thing under the burn pot. Was curious if anyone who owns the "non manual draft" could shed some light on settings to achieve hottest room air. Im gonna monkey around with turning up the feed rate and the draft blower and see what i can achieve. So far ive managed to get like 230 outta the room air measured with my "chimney pipe" thermometer and my IR temp gun.
 

Geeroj

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Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
I'm crossing my fingers that someone might see this... this thread ended right where I need it to begin. I was just given a 6039 pellet stove and am trying to figure out how to get the most heat out of it. It does not have a manual draft lever under the burn pot. The outside air intake has a cap on it. It has the older A B C type control panel (it came with a newer control panel in a spare parts box, but I'm not sure how to install it... it has a corn furnace sticker on it and I want to burn pellets). I've got it up and running in my garage (testing it before putting it my house). I have an exhaust pipe running out a cracked door. It seems as though the auger is not feeding the pot fast enough, or the combustion blower is too high. I have the A setting at 9 and B setting at 1. There is a small flame with tons of Sparks. The pellets are new from Tractor Supply. The air is warm, but it sounds like other people are heating entire houses with their stoves and mine doesn't seem hot enough to do that. Any suggestions? Should I try using the outside air intake (though I live in an old drafty house)? Should I try installing that other control panel? Should I crack the ash pan a hair to let more air in (though it seems as there's enough air and not enough pellets being fed). I'm new to all this. I'm not exactly a handy man, but I have enjoyed and appreciated everyone's helping of one another on these threads. Don't know if I will ever be able to reciprocate unless someone needs a math teacher. Thanks for your time!
 

ARC

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Oct 31, 2017
47
Au Sable Forks, NY
Look on the back of your control board for two spades with TSAT written in front of them, does it have a jumper/wire between the two spades? You have your feed set on 9 and only a small flame sounds like someone had stove setup with a thermostat without a thermostat hooked up or the jumper wire in place the stove will stay in idle mode and not advance the feed rate.
 

Geeroj

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Nov 11, 2017
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Blandinsville
Look on the back of your control board for two spades with TSAT written in front of them, does it have a jumper/wire between the two spades? You have your feed set on 9 and only a small flame sounds like someone had stove setup with a thermostat without a thermostat hooked up or the jumper wire in place the stove will stay in idle mode and not advance the feed rate.
I don't see anything hooked up to the TSAT. When I tried messing with the A and B settings, I didn't really hear or see a difference in operation. But, maybe it's subtle, or I didn't wait long enough to see a difference. I have another control board I could try, though I'm not sure it's the right one. It's model 80502 and the updated models I see are 80507. I'm gonna try messing with it again today. Yesterday was my first go with it. Thanks for any and all help.
 

FirepotPete

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2010
654
Titletown U.S.A
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Your control panel should look a lot like this. There needs to be a jumper across the two TSTAT pins. Also when handling these boards please make sure you discharge any static from your body before touching them. Use a grounding strap if you have one.
 
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Geeroj

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Nov 11, 2017
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Blandinsville
View attachment 215647 Your control panel should look a lot like this. There needs to be a jumper across the two TSTAT pins. Also when handling these boards please make sure you discharge any static from your body before touching them. Use a grounding strap if you have one.
I think my board(product #80496) is an older version of what you are showing (80507). My board just has the big rectangular connection connected and two "vac" wires connected. There are no other wires connected. When I turn up the auger to 9, it goes for about 7seconds (give or take) on heat setting 3. When I turn the auger down to 1, it turns for about 5 and a half seconds. So I'm guessing the buttons are working, but there is still not quite enough pellets being fed. The B button seems to work too, but setting it on 1 still burns the pellets too quickly. Could the auger itself need a cleaning to better push in pellets? I do notice that every once in a while it turns with only a pellet or two being pushed out.. or is that normal?
 

ARC

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Oct 31, 2017
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Au Sable Forks, NY
I don't see anything hooked up to the TSAT. When I tried messing with the A and B settings, I didn't really hear or see a difference in operation
If you can take picture of back of control board and post here. I should have explained better, if the jumper wire or a thermostat are not hooked up you can still change the settings on the control board but the stove will not respond to the changes. ie you can set heat range on any number but the stove will only burn on idle.
 

Geeroj

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Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
If you can take picture of back of control board and post here. I should have explained better, if the jumper wire or a thermostat are not hooked up you can still change the settings on the control board but the stove will not respond to the changes. ie you can set heat range on any number but the stove will only burn on idle.
This is what I got..
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ARC

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Oct 31, 2017
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Au Sable Forks, NY
thermostat.jpg Can you get a straight on pic of the thermostat spade area? Is there a small clip/wire inside that small black box between the two spades, or holes in the small black box were a clip should go?
 

ARC

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Oct 31, 2017
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Au Sable Forks, NY
It looks like there is a gold clip.
That would be the jumper, pull it out and then put it back in maybe it does not have a good connection. You might want to make a jumper from Spade Crimp Terminals just to be sure it is jumped. But that gold clip is the jumper and that means you have something else causing the stove not to burn hot enough.
 

ARC

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Oct 31, 2017
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Au Sable Forks, NY
Also, when I look at the 6039 manual, it is only calling for the connections that I have, the rectangular one and the "Vac" connections. It doesn't say or show anything about the thermostat wire
Yeah the manuals do not explain how to set up stove with a external thermostat.
 

Ssyko

Minister of Fire
Nov 6, 2017
2,518
Lorraine NY
this has got me thinking. what else has somebody changed in the stove that you dont know is right or not. with a low pellet feed did the auger get changed and a 1rpm get installed instead of a 4rpm? is the mainboard the correct one? have the limit switches be changed?.. heres some homework for ya bud, pull the auger out and put 110v to the leads and see if it's 4rpm. ck the numbers on your limit switches high limit should be a F250 Thermodisc- 60T11. low limit should be F110 Thermodisc- 60T12.
 

Geeroj

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Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
Geeroj are the pellets your using long, short? can you post a pic of your spare parts control board. I'am just wondering why they gave you a newer board and its not in the stove.
My pellets are just the regular kind I bought at Tractor Supply. They don't look too long, though I've only seen the kind I bought. The other board that came with the stove (the stove was bought at an auction, so there is no way to know the history behind it and how it worked before) looks as though it is for a different model and not for 6039s or 6041s.. I'll send a pic when I get home.