Check Your Pellet Stove with the Dry Run Functional Test

To check your stove's function, plug the stove in and switch it on (with no fuel in the hopper). If there are no lights on the Control Board, check the fuse located on the back of the circuit board.

If the stove does start running, the exhaust blower and the auger system should start immediately. The exhaust blower should be fairly quiet and should run up to speed rapidly.

The bottom auger (seen in the firebox) should turn continuously at 1 rpm. The top auger (seen in the bottom of the pellet hopper) should run and stop on a timed cycle; it should turn at the same speed as the bottom auger while turning.

The top auger will run for approx. 1 second on the lowest heat range, up to approx. 6 seconds on the highest heat range, on a 16 second run/stop cycle. The room air blower will NOT run while the stove is cold.

The stove will run for 30 minutes in this manner. At the end of the 30 minute cycle, the unit will shut off. This is normal and concludes the "dry run."

IF any of your components seem to be non-functional, or if you want to test them individually, Click Here to run a Control Board diagnostic test of components.

 

    

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Feb 23, 2022