How to troubleshoot an envirofire pellet stove

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How to troubleshoot an envirofire pellet stove
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Problems with the Envirofire series of pellet stoves can include issues related to the stove not lighting or starting, the stove not running in “Auto” mode, blower issues, the igniter not lighting the pellets, auger motor problems, the Envirofire pellet stove not shutting off and the fire going out. All of these problems can be troubleshot with a few steps.

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  1. 1

    Plug the stove into the household power outlet if the stove won’t start at all. Make sure that the power circuit you are using is live by checking for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the home’s main switch panel. Replace any fuses or tripped circuit breakers.

  2. 2

    Push the “Auto/Manual” switch to the “Manual” position, and remove the burn pot liner if the stove won’t light. Do this when the Envirofire pellet stove is cold. Look at the igniter in the small tube to see if it glows. It should glow within three minutes. Turn the "Auto/Manual” switch back to the “Auto” position. and the igniter should come on. If it doesn’t, have the igniter replaced. Also, replace the igniter if the stove won’t light the pellets, the pellets are dry and everything else works.

  3. 3

    Adjust the air slider/damper if the stove won’t run in “Auto” mode. The stove might not be burning the fuel efficiently. Push the handle on the left side of the stove in to lower air and then pull it out until an efficient flame is achieved. The flame should be an active bright yellow or orange with no black tips. Try using a different quality, dry pellet. Pellets are usually sold in two variations--premium and standard. Look for a pellet that specifies premium on the packaging..

  4. 4

    Tap on the exhaust blower motor’s end cap if the exhaust blower doesn’t run. Tapping can loosen the motor up enough to let it run.

  5. 5

    Remove all the fuel from the hopper system and look for obstructions throughout the hopper system. Just scoop the pellets out. Remove the obstruction--an over-large pellet, for example, and refill the hopper. Try the stove again.

  6. 6

    Push “Auto/Manual” switch to the “Auto” position if the Envirofire pellet stove won’t turn off.

  7. 7

    Turn the "Dial-a-Fire" control up slightly if the fire keeps going out.

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