Daily Ash Maintenance
Press the "OFF" touch pad and allow the stove to burn for
five (5) minutes prior to opening the door. A long-handled screwdriver or long-handled putty
knife can be used to scrape off any build-up or crust in the burn pot area. This can then be
pushed to the left or right into the ash storage area.
Weekly Ash Removal
Shut the stove down by pressing the "OFF" touch pad and
allowing the unit to go through the complete shut down cycle. Allow the unit to completely
cool down and then remove the ashes with a scoop or an
Ash Vacuum (Part # AC-AV)
The ashes should be placed in a non-combustible container with an airtight lid and should
always be placed on a non-combustible surface or on the ground until completely cooled and
free of hot cinders. Once the ashes are removed, the burn pot should be given a complete
inspection. Remove the Burn Pot
Wear Plate and check for any build-up in the front of the burn area. Clean out all air
holes - if necessary, a 1/8" drill bit can be used to perform this task.
These air holes should be kept clean, as they supply combustion air under
and around the pellet fuel.
Monthly Ash Removal
The large baffle plate or "Impingement Plate" positioned above and behind the burn pot should be removed monthly. This can be done
by lifting up the plate and pulling it out. The area behind the plate should then be cleaned
thoroughly, and the plate placed back in the original position. The
Burn Pot Assembly
should also be thoroughly cleaned, and the wear plate should be removed and cleaned. Before
replacing the wear plate, clean the burn box thoroughly.
The stove and the flue system (Click
Here for Flue Cleaning) should be given a complete cleaning at the
end of the heating season. Remove the burn pot assembly, clean it thoroughly, and
re-install it. This will require new burn pot gasket (Part # PU-BPG). Be sure to tighten the set screws when you replace them, but do not over-tighten. In
addition to the cleaning mentioned earlier, the
should be removed annually and the blower tube vacuumed of any ash build up. When
cleaning or replacing the blower a new combustion blower gasket (Part # PU-CBG) should be added between the blower flange and the steel exhaust tube. Soot and Fly ash:
Formation and Need for Removal - The products of combustion will contain small particles of
fly ash. The fly ash will collect in the exhaust venting system and restrict the flow of flue
gases. Incomplete combustion, such as occurs during startup, shutdown, or incorrect
operation of the room heater will lead to some soot formation which will collect in the exhaust
venting system. The exhaust venting system should be inspected at least once every year to
determine if cleaning is necessary.
There is also a small gasket between the blower motor and the blower housing,
Replacement is not available.