Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

PostBy: syazz On: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:22 pm

Left burner on my Hyfire II went out. Won't relight. The blower motor on that side is working, but doesn't seem like air is coming through the grate. Cleaned grate after last season, all holes open. No problems last season. Usually light with coal mice, but out of them. Have used hot coal from other side in the past, but not working this time. Is there any way to check/clean grate while the othe side is working? Pretty hot in there! I don't want to shut down if I don't have to.

Thanks for any tips on troubleshooting or getting that left side back up and going.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

PostBy: jpen1 On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:46 am

Pull the fan off the unlit side and vacuum out under the grate it is probably packed full of fines.
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Re: Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:19 am

Check under the grate too and make sure there is air flow. Try a starter bag or more hot coals, throw a piece of charcoal in too. I sometimes have a hard time getting the 2nd burner started too.
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Re: Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

PostBy: syazz On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:52 pm

Thanks jpen1 and WNY- Sorry for the delay in getting back to you-I got called out of town for work unexpectedly and just got back last night. Had to leave with just one burner on! Ok, pulled the blower off the back and vacumed fines, but there were hardly any in there. Still seemed like air was slow coming through, but didn't want to shut down to clean out the grate and it was too hot to do much from the front. So, I got some charcoal and put it on the grate and lit it with my propane torch. Still not much happening so I kept hitting it with propane and all of a sudden it seemed like the air was flowing better, flames started up good. Charcoal got good and red, put coal on and everything took off. Since I didn't have any starter bags when the fire first went out originally,I had used this coal lighter pack from my supplier that was petroleum based. You're supposed to put it on top of the coal, light it and the plastic melts and the petroleum stuff runs down into the coal and lights it- it lit- but didn't get the coal going. I wonder if some of that goop clogged up the holes in the grate, and by repeatedly hitting it with the torch cleaned it out? Anyway, it's working great now. Thanks again for responding.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:02 pm

syazz wrote:. Since I didn't have any starter bags when the fire first went out originally,I had used this coal lighter pack from my supplier that was petroleum based. You're supposed to put it on top of the coal, light it and the plastic melts and the petroleum stuff runs down into the coal and lights it- .


I think that's the wrong starter bag, not for coal for sure, you can have all the petroleum stuff run down the coal, it wouldn't work.

The starter bags normally go below the coal, there is a video somewhere on here from YouTube to show it.

The heat from charcoal once going is plenty to ignite the coal, but not from petroleum.
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Re: Left burner quit on Hyfire II- won't relight

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:34 pm

Starter Bag = tiny lunch bag + shredded strips paper + small pieces "cowboy coal" (Lowes).

Success increases when metal ring is used, if metal ring is not used to hold back coal at grate end there is greater potential that most of combustion air will find path of least resistance where coal is sparser on end of grate. This reduces combustion air in main area of grate holes causing harder ignition. I learned this the hard way when my feeble mind forgot to use the metal ring.
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