Pellet Stove Tips & Troubleshooting

  • Annual Service Checklist

    **ALWAYS* unplug your pellet stove before servicing. It is recommended to leave pellet stoves disconnected from power when not in use for added electrical protection. Gaskets: Even under normal use, gaskets can wear out crack & loosen over time. Check to make sure all gaskets are firmly a...
  • Annual Service Checklist

    Annual Service Checklist **ALWAYS* unplug your pellet stove before servicing. It is recommended to leave pellet stoves disconnected from power when not in use for added electrical protection. Gaskets: Even under normal use, gaskets can wear out crack & loosen over time. Check to make sure ...
  • Breckwell By-the-foot Gaskets

    Breckwell By-the-foot Gaskets Use the following chart to order the correct length of gasket s for your Breckwell pellet stove. Click the part number to add the gasket to your order. Since these gaskets are sold by the foot you will need to update the "Quantity" to the number of feet you wish to ...
  • Breckwell Control Board Guide

    If replacing an analog board: If your old board had a dial with the high/medium/low settings: Part # A-E-057KIT (Upgrade Kit from Analog to 1 RPM Control Board with 4 Speeds) | | | | --- | --- | | Model | Serial Number | | P22 | All Units | | P23 Sonora | Prior to 1999 | | P23i Sonora Insert...
  • Choosing the Right Pellet Fuel

    Whether you’ve just purchased a pellet stove or have had one for years, it’s important to know that not all pellets are created equally. Picking the perfect pellet is essential to healthy stove maintenance and should be taken seriously. Below are a few tips to help you choose the right pellet f...
  • Control Board Rebuild Service

    Control Board Rebuild Service Instructions: If you have any doubts that your control board is the problem, please contact us. We are always happy to help you troubleshoot over the phone. The average turnaround time for our rebuild service takes 1-2 weeks, not including shipping transit time. How...
  • Essential Guide to the Whitfield photoeye

    What is a photoeye? Many of the newer Whitfield pellet stoves use a photoeye in place of a low limit disc. Instead of sensing heat, this photoeye sensor “looks” through an amber filter lens to verify the presence of light from the flame in the burn grate. When the photoeye detects light, it tell...
  • Harman Finned Igniter Removal & Replacement

    Need help removing and replacing your Harman finned igniter? Click HERE to view the illustrated steps for Finned Igniter Removal & Replacement. Key Concept in this Procedure • Make sure all the low-temperature (blue & yellow) wires are drawn to the back of the burn pot • Only high-te...
  • How to Clean a Pellet Stove

    How to Clean a Pellet Stove If you are experiencing trouble with a pellet stove that runs poorly or has a weak and lazy flame, there may be a simple solution – cleaning. Ash and creosote buildup restricts the air flow through the firebox and disrupts the combustion process. This can cause myster...
  • How to Replace Door Gasket

    How to Replace Door Gasket Most modern stoves use fiberglass gasket material around the loading door(s) and sometimes the ash pan to seal them air-tight. This helps to boost heat output and prevent smoke from entering your living space. Generally, stove manufacturers recommend replacing the door...
  • How to Test a Limit Switch

    This part may be called a limit switch, snap switch, or snap disc. These temperature sensing switches serve as a safety feature and typically control auger motors, blowers, and other major components in your stove. Depending on the brand and model, you may have multiple high and/or low limit sw...
  • Replacing Quadra-Fire Tadpole Gasket

    Tadpole gasket is a little different from a rope gasket because it usually has a bulbous side that tapers into a flat edge. If you cut a cross-section of this gasket, it would resemble a deflated balloon shape or the body of a tadpole. This kind of gasket is self-adhesive on the flat edge, and ...
  • Troubleshooting an Auger Motor

    What is an auger motor? The term “auger motor” refers to a device, consisting of an electric motor and a reduction gearbox, that turns an auger shaft at a predetermined rate to deliver fuel from the hopper to the burn pot in a pellet stove. The control board, after analyzing data received from s...
  • Troubleshooting a Pellet Stove Igniter

    Troubleshooting a Pellet Stove Igniter The igniter element in a pellet stove is designed to automatically light the pellets when the control board sends an electric signal. Igniters come in many shapes and sizes depending on the make and model of your pellet stove, but they all transform electri...