titleist1 wrote:Welcome to the forum....
your timer settings sound ok as a starting point, you may need to adjust as time goes on.
sounds like you are pushing enough coal if you can get it too go off the grates still lit so that leads me to airflow
sounds like there is not enough air getting to the fire so we'll start with the usual questions...nothing that can't be solved with a little inspecting....
how 'open' is the cover plate on the combustion fan? mine is about 1" open at its widest point.
is the combustion fan seated correctly so its air is getting to the passageway under the grates?
was the fan cleaned recently to get the crud off the squirrel cage blades?
how 'clean' were the holes on your grates?
did you clean out the fines under the grates?
I SMELL A BAD ODER coming from the power warm air vent!!!
The plate is open about an inch
I think the fan is in correctly
I did not clean the fan*
The grates are clean
I did clean out the fines
The vent pipe is warm and I can see smoke coming out the chimney