Settings on an American Harvest 6039

Geeroj

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
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.
 

ARC

Burning Hunk
Oct 31, 2017
111
Au Sable Forks, NY
Previous owner could have changed setting try resetting to factory defaults.

Factory Defaults: To return the control to is original factory default settings, Press and
hold the “B” and “C” until P1 Appears, use the heat range arrow to increase to P9 and Press
the ON Button. The unit will Turn Off and the board will be reset.
 
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Geeroj

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
Previous owner could have changed setting try resetting to factory defaults.

Factory Defaults: To return the control to is original factory default settings, Press and
hold the “B” and “C” until P1 Appears, use the heat range arrow to increase to P9 and Press
the ON Button. The unit will Turn Off and the board will be reset.
I'll try the factory reset when I get home. Thanks... I'm crossing my fingers that will help.
 

Geeroj

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
Previous owner could have changed setting try resetting to factory defaults.

Factory Defaults: To return the control to is original factory default settings, Press and
hold the “B” and “C” until P1 Appears, use the heat range arrow to increase to P9 and Press
the ON Button. The unit will Turn Off and the board will be reset.
Previous owner could have changed setting try resetting to factory defaults.

Factory Defaults: To return the control to is original factory default settings, Press and
hold the “B” and “C” until P1 Appears, use the heat range arrow to increase to P9 and Press
the ON Button. The unit will Turn Off and the board will be reset.
The factory reset may have done the trick.I still have the auger turned up to 9 and the blower set at 1, and it is barely hanging on. It's been running for about 30-45 mins and the flame hasn't gone out. I have it running it on setting 5. I'm guessing the flames are typically small in these things? Even on setting 9 the flame was small. I'll keep checking on it (it's in the garage being vented out the door). I'm guessing it will heat better once I get it hooked up inside? The heat seems mediocre in the garage.
 

Geeroj

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
So, after a factory reset, the stove seemed to run steady on heat setting 5 (as mentioned above, I adjusted the auger to 9 and blower to 1). When I turned it up to 8, it was not able to feed the pellets fast enough, and the flame went out after about 15 mins. Setting 5 may be hot enough once I get it inside, but I'd still like for it to work in its entirety. Any final thoughts or suggestions? Would US Stove be any help?
 

ARC

Burning Hunk
Oct 31, 2017
111
Au Sable Forks, NY
Yes US Stove customer service is very helpful, they will want to know model and serial number of stove.

The A button should be set to 4 and the B should be 3 the stove is made to run on those settings at 9 and 1 the burn pot should be overfilling not empty like you describe.
 

Geeroj

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
16
Blandinsville
The US Stove rep said that I need to make sure there is at least 3 ft of vertical exhaust pipe. If and when I get this thing running right, I will install it with 3 ft of vertical pipe, but I currently am just running a pipe horizontally out the door of my garage while I test the stove. Would vertical piping change the behavior of the burn even when it's a forced exhaust system? Also, she said that maybe the newer 4 button control board might help. Any idea how I get my hands on one of those? Thanks!
 

ARC

Burning Hunk
Oct 31, 2017
111
Au Sable Forks, NY
Would vertical piping change the behavior of the burn even when it's a forced exhaust system?
Every foot or elbow of venting would effect/reduce the draft. Not sure if 1 elbow and 3 feet of vertical will reduce enough. I was hoping that they would offer you a slide draft for below your burn pot. The 2nd generation 6039 has a manual slide damper below the burnpot as does the newer 6041.
 

pugowner2

New Member
Nov 24, 2017
3
Elkton, MD
Previous owner could have changed setting try resetting to factory defaults.

Factory Defaults: To return the control to is original factory default settings, Press and
hold the “B” and “C” until P1 Appears, use the heat range arrow to increase to P9 and Press
the ON Button. The unit will Turn Off and the board will be reset.
 

pugowner2

New Member
Nov 24, 2017
3
Elkton, MD
I'm new here and need help with my 6039. Not sure if I'm doing this right. After several weeks of no problems I awoke this morning to no fire burning and no error codes just the green "on" light on control board. The exhaust blower and room blower were both running. The burn pot was full of unburned pellets and agitator was continuously running while auger was barely moving. I cleaned entire stove including hopper and removed auger which was jammed full of sawdust. Now when I'm ready to start up again the red light over the letter c is lit up. There is no mention of the letter c in any troubleshooting guide in manual. This is a 2006 stove and i'm the 2nd owner. Auger motor is fine. Any hlp is greatly appreciated!
 

FirepotPete

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2010
689
Titletown U.S.A
I'm new here and need help with my 6039. Not sure if I'm doing this right. After several weeks of no problems I awoke this morning to no fire burning and no error codes just the green "on" light on control board. The exhaust blower and room blower were both running. The burn pot was full of unburned pellets and agitator was continuously running while auger was barely moving. I cleaned entire stove including hopper and removed auger which was jammed full of sawdust. Now when I'm ready to start up again the red light over the letter c is lit up. There is no mention of the letter c in any troubleshooting guide in manual. This is a 2006 stove and i'm the 2nd owner. Auger motor is fine. Any hlp is greatly appreciated!
Which control board do you have? ABC or the four button board?
 

pugowner2

New Member
Nov 24, 2017
3
Elkton, MD
Which control board do you have? ABC or the four button board?
I have the ABC control Board. I went ahead and fired it up Friday night and the light went out and it burned good all night. The main problem I'm having is even on low setting of 2 and 4 this thing has a huge fire that's keeping the main room it's in at around 80 degrees and the glass gets so black you can hardly see the flame after about 8 hours. Also it's burning a lot of pellets. I have the fresh air kit installed and have been running the damper about 3/4 inch open. Any suggestions you can give me on how to tweak this would be much appreciated. I love this stove compared to the Englander I used to have.
 

z1robbie

Member
Nov 15, 2013
23
INDY
Excuse me for butting in. New on the forum and new to the 6039. Mine is a used 6039T. I have no manual draft under the burn pot, only a 4" X 6" opening down into the ash pan. I am having a drafting problem according to the light on the new style board. What does this 'manual draft' look like? thanks much. Chieffan
You have an early model .6039 without a draft damper.

US Stove was providing a kit to add damper and two ash cleanouts. Someone here once said it was not necessary the stove will run well without a manual damper.
 

Coldguy33

New Member
Dec 26, 2017
1
Ohio
Hi I have the 6039, I don't know much about it it was just here when I moved in, it worked good for a while but one day I went too start it and it started as usual but the blower never kicked on and started blowing heat so it got so hot that it shut it's self off and started smokinb up my house, tried it later that night and yhe same thing. The letter c now is always lit up red, what's my problem??
 

FirepotPete

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2010
689
Titletown U.S.A
Hi I have the 6039, I don't know much about it it was just here when I moved in, it worked good for a while but one day I went too start it and it started as usual but the blower never kicked on and started blowing heat so it got so hot that it shut it's self off and started smokinb up my house, tried it later that night and yhe same thing. The letter c now is always lit up red, what's my problem??
C is showing the auger is in delay mode.
Is you stove plugged into a surge protector?
Have you tried unplugging the stove from the outlet for 10-15 minutes?
Have you looked at the troubleshooting thread at the top of the stickies on the forum homepage? If not here's the link: https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/ussc-troubleshooting.158667/
You will find you manual and troubleshooting help there.
You may have to reset the board to the factory defaults.
Ask more after checking those hints in the manual. It could be the low limit switch isn't working showing you reaching temp for the fan to come on.
 

Lauzon1987

New Member
Apr 4, 2019
1
Massena ny
Hello guys. I have the same stove and it not sending pellets in I can manually send them by holding the on button but other then that it's not working for some reason. Any thoughts or ideas
 

FirepotPete

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2010
689
Titletown U.S.A
Hello guys. I have the same stove and it not sending pellets in I can manually send them by holding the on button but other then that it's not working for some reason. Any thoughts or ideas
Which control board? ABC or four button?

How long have you owned it? Did it work before? Is it plugged into a surge protector? Have you check all of your seals, door, hopper for leaks?
 

yeejsou

New Member
Oct 26, 2020
9
Wi
so what do you guys mean you're setting us set at 3,9,1,2? I'm new to this pellet stove And is trying to figure everything out.
 

ARC

Burning Hunk
Oct 31, 2017
111
Au Sable Forks, NY
so what do you guys mean you're setting us set at 3,9,1,2? I'm new to this pellet stove And is trying to figure everything out.
What stove to you have if USSC 6039 Which board do you have the board that says A B C on the bottom three buttons or the board that says Heat range RF DF Aux on the top 4 buttons. If the ABC board then you only use two numbers first number is heat range and second number is blower. so 3 9 would be heat range 3 blower 9. The ABC board can be further adjusted with the A and B buttons if they are activated. The 4 button board would have four numbers first number is for heat range, second is for room fan third is for exhaust fan and four for stirrer/agitator speed. I leave my 4 button in factory mode and it works well, so I only have to change heat range the factory settings runs the other three settings at its own presets. Some users tweak their stoves for the best burn and change the settings. The stove will not let you lower the room fan below the heat setting preventing overheating so you could set the heat range on 5 and the room blower on 6 thru 9 getting the air/heat movement you want.
 
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yeejsou

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Oct 26, 2020
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Wi
What stove to you have if USSC 6039 Which board do you have the board that says A B C on the bottom three buttons or the board that says Heat range RF DF Aux on the top 4 buttons. If the ABC board then you only use two numbers first number is heat range and second number is blower. so 3 9 would be heat range 3 blower 9. The ABC board can be further adjusted with the A and B buttons if they are activated. The 4 button board would have four numbers first number is for heat range, second is for room fan third is for exhaust fan and four for stirrer/agitator speed. I leave my 4 button in factory mode and it works well, so I only have to change heat range the factory settings runs the other three settings at its own presets. Some users tweak their stoves for the best burn and change the settings. The stove will not let you lower the room fan below the heat setting preventing overheating so you could set the heat range on 5 and the room blower on 6 thru 9 getting the air/heat movement you want.
Yes i got the 6039 with the ABC on the bottom. All 3 button is working. I bought it used, yesterday it was working good until I came home from work this morning and the heat range wouldn't let me go on to 4 or over. If I go to number 4 or over the red light above the A will be blinking and the stove would shut itself off. Would anyone know what that mean? If it stay on 3, it'll keep itself on and work like normal
 

ARC

Burning Hunk
Oct 31, 2017
111
Au Sable Forks, NY
If I go to number 4 or over the red light above the A will be blinking and the stove would shut itself off
The higher the heat setting the more air the exhaust blower draws and the more vacuum is created.

Light above A blinking is lost of vacuum: Most likely causes are:
1. Dirty stove or exhaust venting
2. Door Gasket
3. Plugged or Cracked Vacuum Switch Hose
4. Hopper Gasket
5. Vacuum Safety Switch

Most of the time it is a dirty stove or venting. Start by cleaning the stove and venting. To check door gasket shut the door on a dollar bill and try pulling bill out, do this all around the door, you should feel resistance pulling the bill out. Inspect hopper gasket for cuts or gashes some times pellets get closed in the gasket causing gapes some of the older 6039s did not have hopper gaskets. To check the vacuum switch hose you will have to remove the panel on the left side of the stove, check hose for cracks and if it or the metal nipple attached to the stove are plugged with soot. If none of these fix problem then you can by pass the vacuum safety switch to see if it is bad.

FirePotPete's excellent stove cleaning thread:
https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/ussc-6039-6041-internal-cleaning.152067/
 
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yeejsou

New Member
Oct 26, 2020
9
Wi
ok, i search on this page here and found someone else with the same issue as me. its the heat range that wont allow you to go past 3. It saying that it might be the vacuum safety switch. i check my vacuum hose today and one end of it was melted. so i went and grab a new one and its still having the same issue. the light about the A is still blinking. could my vacuum safety switch gone bad? i clean out all the ash as much as i can, check the exhaust exit and it was all good from what i can see. please help due to being in wisconsin and the cold weather is moving in fast. if i cant get it to work beyond 3 then i might just have to get a new one or go with a woodstove but i prefer sticking with a pellet stove. thanks.