Whitfield Pellet Stove Model - Help Identifying

DMW Posted By DMW, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:10 AM

  1. DMW

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    I inherited a free standing Whitfield Advantage pellet stove a couple years ago, unfortunately there are no stickers on serial number on this stove at all, previous owner must have removed them, I've look everywhere. What I did find when I removed the control panel there was a wiring diagram that has Advantage on it but no model.
    So I need to order a replacement control board and was hoping someone may be able to help with identifying whether is a 2-T or 111 etc: Please see the pics I have uploaded.

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  2. Miss Bailey

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    Looks like mine, an Advantage I, mine is dated 1993. It just stopped running this year, keeps jamming and I tried Everything to figure out why/how it keeps jamming to the point it will burn out the motor.

    Anyway, pretty sure if it has the 7 inch wide burn pot it's most likely an advantage I. Also I believe the I and II use the same control board.

    I've given up on trying to fix mine so I was gonna put it on Craigslist to see if anyone would want it for parts. The blowers work well, fire bricks are in very good condition as well as the burn pot is in pretty good shape too.

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  3. Stovensen

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    According to the pics I just found on the internet, both of your stoves are Advantage II-T models.
    The older Advantage I and II models had controls with rotary knobs. Yours both have the newer touch pad controls.
    Luckily the wiring and Molex plugs are very similar on the Whits, so a new control board for an Advantage II-T should fit right in.
    But hey, DMW, whats the issue with the present control board? Maybe it can be repaired. Advantage I-II vs. II-T.jpg
     
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  4. Stovensen

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    DMW's stove appears to be an Advantage II-T, but the door on Miss Bailey's is different, the glass is in one piece, so it is either an Advantage III or an Advantage Plus.
    Here's a picture of an Advantage Plus. It has the big ash pan. Miss Bailey's has the small ash drawer, so we may now conclude that it has to be an Advantage III :)

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  5. Miss Bailey

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    My old stove had the rotary knob control board but it was replaced
     
  6. Miss Bailey

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    Oops,
    It was replaced with the newer control boards. It also has the old 7 inch wide burn pot, Whitfield later switched them all to the 5.5 wide burn pots.

    It would cost close to $200 to retro fit in the new burn pot. You have to buy the new smaller burn pot and a new mounting plate.

    Anybody close by is welcome to have it for FREE

    I just order a new ComfortBilt hp22.
     
  7. Stovensen

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    Miss Bailey, I just found a picture of an Advantage III. Now it's hard to get any closer in identifying your stove. Oh, so the original control board was replaced with a newer touch pad type.
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    After 25 years of faithfully heating your home, I fully understand that you are in for a new pellet stove. Good luck with your new adventure.

    In a folder on my computer I also found an overview of most of the old Whits. The Advantage Optima II and III are missing, though, and also the Prodigy I&II, but the overview is still relevant to this thread:
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  8. Miss Bailey

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    Thanks for the info and looks like you are correct. Mine must be an Advantage III from the date manufactured. Serial #60,004 1993. That picture definitely looks like mine.
     
  9. Miss Bailey

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    Also like to say that it kills me not being able to figure out why it jams up. Jamming to the point that the motor can not turn. I spent a week plus trying to fix it and nothing worked.

    Replaced the upper and lower bushings as well as the end plate. Put it back together, gave the auger a spin with one finger, then with just a handful of pellets it jams.

    So I reached that point where I said enough is enough. Don't want it to become a money pit.

    One the plus side, I'm sure 25 years later the efficiency of a new stove will be worth the upgrade.
     
  10. Overfireinthehole

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    That single pane three sided glass is a pain. They aren’t made anymore and no glass shops in our area will even attempt to bend pyroceramic so if you crack your glass, your kind of out of luck.
     
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  11. Miss Bailey

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    Glad that never happened in the 25 yrs I used it. Figure I must of easily put 150,000 pounds of pellets thru it. Tiny ash tray under the burn pot so I cleaned it daily although I probably coulda ran two or three days continuously.

    Still haven't posted it on Craigslist. I'll do that for sure tomorrow. I'm sure somebody could use it for parts. Or they could attempt to figure why it jams up with the smallest handful of pellets.

    I reached my limit. New stove arrives Friday! Although it will be a few days before I have up and running. Gotta get it up a dozen steps or so and shipping weight is 320 pounds. Gonna need to find a couple of strong men to help. Yikes.
     
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    Check back in on how you like the comfortglow. I’ve heard they are similar to the serenity but I haven’t been around one yet.
     
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  13. Miss Bailey

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    Got my ComfortBilt HP22 delivered yesterday and the truck driver only had a pallet jack so he couldn't help me move it up the 15 steps in needs to go. So I had it dropped off in the garage.

    I got a neighbor, who has a dolly, and the two of us got it up on ,y deck. Then we unpacked it, packed it wouldn't fit thru the doorway, and we set it in place.

    Now I'm waiting on a 6" piece of duravent I ordered from homedepot. Should be here the 16th or 17th. Can't wait to fire it up cuz the cold is here, 40s at nite already!

    I started a post titled: COMFORTBILT STOVE so I'll post there if you want to see the progress and I'll occasionally post updates on performance/heat output as well as likes/dislikes.
     
  14. Miss Bailey

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    Correction: New post is titled: COMFORT BILT
     

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