IH Cub wrote: Monday,I was running the stove with the ash door knob opened 1/2 turn and the load door knobs open 1/4 turn each.
You need to improve the draft for your chimney. Before we can advise we need some more information
Where are you located? A forum member might be close by and willing to stop by and look at your setup for you.
How old is your house? New houses are built tight, sometimes too tight and you don't get enough air exchange much less air for combustion.
Why did you have the ash knob open and the load door know open at the same time? Usually one or the other depending on what your burning
You said your stove is in a basement. Would you consider your house pretty tight? It may be too tight and starving for air causing a reverse draft.
this should be enough information to get things going.