Hi everyone. Im having major problems with my 5 yr old Pioneer stove. Replaced my exhaust pipes due to rusting for this season. So, i started up stove as normal and for 3 days i havent burned a whole lot of coal..havent emptied ash pan yet. The heat output is cool....like its on a slow burn all the time. Now i set it to come up to temp from 64 to 72 at 4:45 am. It usually takes an hour to get ramped up and stoking....about time when i get up and can stand in front and get toasty warm. Not so since i started it. Even though the feed rate is going up it takes about 2 hours to get up to the 72 degrees and even then its not stoking hot. I look at stove window and i never see any orange glow. So its been like this for the 3 days. Now, this evening i was hearing pieces of coal dropping down inside the stove. Wasnt sure where it was coming from but it was only once in a while. So getting ready for bed and looked in the stove and the fire is barely going, and there is a whole mess of unburnt coal all inside the bottom of the stove behind the ashpan. I checked the draft damper and there is unburnt coal all spilled inside of it. I shut everything down at once(not that it was putting anything out anyways). I was hearing the feeder plate going and previous to this evening there was a good 6 inches of burning coals on the grate and it was right at the edge of the grate. Also, everytime i opened my door to the stove i was getting a lot of gasuous smell in the house which never happened before (kinda smelled like sulphur or ash). What could be happening and what do i tell the guys from the stove company to have them come out and fix it? Im frustrated!
Thanks for any help.