Why is my pellet stove not working?

Why is my pellet stove not 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.

How long does a Quadra Fire pellet stove last?

Pellet stoves will typically last up to 10 years under normal usage. However, this can range from a few years of life expectancy for cheaply made pellet stoves used regularly to over 10 years for well-built and well-maintained pellet stoves that are used sporadically.

How do you test a thermocouple on a Quadra Fire pellet stove?

The simplest way to test a thermocouple is to check how much voltage it produces. To complete this test, you will need a digital meter that can measure millivolts (mV) of DC electricity and a lighter. Remember to unplug the stove from the wall before disconnecting any wires.

How long will a pellet stove last?

10 years
Common Issues. A properly installed and maintained pellet stove should last at least 10 years. Some have track records of more than 20 years, but most owners believe that stoves last as long as they can get parts.

How long does an auger motor last on a pellet stove?

The average pellet stove auger motor will last approximately 6-8 seasons running fairly consistently in season during moderate to severe climates. We have seen some go 10+ years, and some go in under a year, but the average is 6-8.

Why does my pellet stove keep clogging up?

Consider Switching Your Fuel Although certain pellet stoves come with recommended fuel types and pellet sizes, larger or longer pellets may clog the feed opening and interrupt the fuel feed. This affects the efficiency of the stove, and can cause incomplete fuel consumption and a build up of partially burned pellets.

How do I know if my pellet stove thermocouple is bad?

If you’ve checked all these things and the snap discs and vacuum switches are good, then usually it is most likely a bad thermocouple. Look for what Quadra-fire calls the amber colored light on the clear control box of newer pellet stoves. It is a yellowish color. This indicates a thermocouple error.

Does a pellet stove have a reset button?

The Pellet Stove Reset Button Many pellet stoves do not have a pellet stove reset button. Instead, you can reset them by letting the pellets run out. This way, you don’t have to try to move pellets out of the stove when you are not sure if it is hot.

Why does my Quadra Fire pellet stove have poor combustion?

Poor combusting fire of Quadra fire pellet stoves indicates that the stove is smoking. Usually, the smoking problem is related to fuel or airflow. But other factors are also responsible, those are: To prevent the poor combusting fire problem, you can follow the solutions below:

What causes auger jamming in Quadra Fire pellet stoves?

Using too many pellets or wrong size pellets in auger causes the auger jamming in Quadra fire pellet stoves. Look at the following factors which also are causes of this problem. Whenever you use a particular Quadra fire pellet stoves model, you should use a pellet according to that model’s size.

Why has Quadra-Fire compiled a list of product questions?

To ensure ease of use and proper functionality of our hearth products, Quadra-Fire has compiled a list of in-depth product information in the form of our most commonly asked questions. From stove use during a power outage to questions about lighting your pilot light, we hope to have answers to whatever issues you are currently facing.

What to do if your pellet stove stops feeding?

If your stove has a defective pellet feed system, it would stop feeding or operating correctly. Solve the faulty pellet system in the following ways: If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.