What goes wrong with pellet stove?

What goes wrong with pellet stove?

If your pellet stove isn’t burning well Check the stove’s door to make sure it is sealing securely and that no air is escaping through the door. A blocked air inlet cap also could be to blame. If your inlet cap becomes blocked, you might notice that pellets are not burning entirely.

Why did my pellet stove stop working?

Most automatic wood pellet feed systems will shut down stove operation if pellets feed improperly. Unplug and cool your wood pellet stove and make sure the auger operates without obstruction; clear any pellet jams, sawdust, or foreign objects. Check the auger for damage and replace it if necessary.

What causes a lazy flame in a pellet stove?

The flame on a pellet stove needs to be hot — but not too hot. A low-burning, flickering orange flame, known as a “lazy” flame, is not hot enough to be efficient. This flame is receiving too much air and needs to be reduced. The proper flame is yellow, steady and solid, without flickering or wavering to either side.

Why does my pellet stove keep feeding pellets?

Why Is My Pellet Stove Feeding Too Many Pellets? A pellet stove that’s feeding too many pellets can be caused by an incorrect set up of the feed rate or a dirty or blocked stove that’s not allowing sufficient air into the combustion chamber, causing poor combustion of the pellets.

Why is my pellet stove burning so many pellets?

The amount of pellet fuel necessary to heat your room to the desired temperature is dependent on several factors. If you are heating a large room, or the outside temperature is extreme, you will end up using a larger amount of pellets.

Why are my pellets not dropping?

The hopper may be empty. Fill the hopper and allow a few minutes for the unit to auger the pellets onto the burn pot. Venting may be blocked. The Pressure Switch senses a lack of air flow and will shut the motors off.

Can a pellet stove run all day?

Many models of pellet stove allow for 24 hours continuous burning each and every day as long as the hopper has a sufficient supply of pellets. Many pellet stoves also allow users to input certain times of day in which to generate heat.

How often should you clean your chimney with a pellet stove?

As such, it is recommended, even with a pellet stove, that your pellet stove chimney in Savage is swept annually. Pellet stoves can be great additions to your home and help significantly with home heating. But like any other combustion stove, the chimney needs to be cleaned annually.