Rob R. wrote:Things like this happen in the electronics age...hopefully your dealer is responsive and gets it fixed soon.
Before I moved to the U.P. of Michigan from the Lower, this happened several times with the pellet stove insert I had in our fireplace. If it wasn't a circuit board it was augers that wouldn't work, fan motors, etc. I got really good at troubleshooting and fixing my own problems. When I decided to go with wood-coal I spent months researching as much as possible. I finally went with a hand-fired wood-coal forced air furnace. I knew if power went out for any length of time, we'd at least have heat through convection, since it's in the basement. Fan motor is only other moving part, and that I know how to replace.
This stove is not my primary heat source.
It is to heat my finished walk out basement/family room/man cave - about 1100 sq ft.
I have electric baseboard heat-my electric goes to over $600/mos when on.
My primary 2 living floors above are heated with a FHA heat pump/LP system, but we "live" in our basement.
Almost went with a hand fired unit, but my wife no way no how would tolerate that...so I wanted something "automatic"
I have a 30 plus foot chimney run with beautiful decorative terra cotta chimney caps-this rules out many options.
I looked at LL and Reading
At this point I wish I had gone with either
When we put an LP stove insert 2 years ago in our upstairs den for some ambiance and supplemental morning coffee room heat IT WAS A DISASTER
For a month I had a stove sitting in the middle of my room that didn't work despite about 8 service calls.
Until I got rude and threatened litigation AND my wife calling the manufacturer directly on numerous occasions was it that the manufacturer stepped up and gave us another unit, has worked fine since...
I'm dreading a repeat performance.
My confidence in repairing faulty units from day one is limited.