Winter is coming and it’s time to refurbish your stoves with new gaskets, sweep the chimneys with our brushes and rods and make sure all is operating correctly for the change of seasons.
The Super Ignitor cartridge heaters run more efficiently, use less power and last up to 5 times longer than conventional heaters, with less downtime for heater replacements and lower maintenance costs. This igniter comes with a spare fuse and anti seize lubricant. The cost is a little more but the long term savings are great. Our customers love this product. Comes with a one year warranty! Also available is the 13-1117 considered by some to be last longer, see page for more detail.
Here is a link to the product on our site
Very Detailed instruction, fuse and thread lube are included.
Fits the following Whitfield Pellet Stoves:
Advantage II-T -WP2
Advantage III -WP2
Advantage II-T Classic -WP2
Optima 2 FS
Optima 3 FS
Optima 3 INS
Advantage Plus FS
Profile 20 FS Serial 7494 and lower
Profile 20 FS-2 Serial 7495 and above
Profile 30 FS Serial 11904 and above
Profile 30 FS-2 Serial 11905 and above
Profile 30 INS Serial 11904 and lower
Profile 30 INS-2 Serial 11905 and ablove
T300P -P11- T300P-T301P-T305P-T308P
Quest Plus FS -WP4
Quest Plus INS -WP4
Consult your manual and parts list available on our web site for confirmation on this and any parts.
This is a complete kit includes instructions, the Super Igniter, fuse and anti-seize.
Whitfield Advantage II-T, III & II-T Classic – Fireback
$110.00 This is a 3 piece Premium FireTekTM Fireback – Firebrick set
Dimensions – Sides – 5 7/16″ wide x 12-3/4″ Tall, Back 8 5/16″ wide x 12 3/4″ tall
This part is the ceramic fiber, brick appearance panel on the back wall of the firebox.
This part is designed to fit these models:
ADVANTAGE II , ADVANTAGE II-T MODEL YEARS: 1990 – 2000 (Serial # 18145 and up) Pellet, Freestanding and Insert, WP2
ADVANTAGE III MODEL YEARS: 1991 – 1996 (Serial # 18145 and up)
Advantage II-T Classic Pellet, Freestanding and Insert, WP2
Whitfield – Lennox Replacement Part Number 12146500
Beware that many fireboxes have warped over use and the fit may vary. This material can be cut with a table saw or sanded and shaved to fit the unique fit in your stove.
Question My pellet stove is not feeding pellets.
I have a question about my Erin Waterford Renaissance pellet stove. It was working great until this spring when the auger motor stopped dropping pellets. The auger motor still has a sound, but not the turning sound. Would this only be a auger problem or is there something else I need to look at before I order a new auger. Thanks for your help Debra, La Center WA
Answer Response from Wood Heat – “Diagnose with deductive reasoning step by step”
I wish I could analyze all the possible reasons that your stove is not feeding pellets down the chute from your description but I am afraid that there are lots of possible reason and solutions and further examination would be necessary to avoid “throwing parts at the problem” which might not resolve it and create further frustration.
We cannot offer an analysis program thru email or over the phone but I will give you a few ideas to pursue and you or someone with some mechanical skills needs to dig in and evaluate what is occurring. I hope this helps. I have attached the guide to finding parts which can help you find the resources you will need and the parts list for the Renaissance pellet stove from Whitfield which is the same inner workings as the Waterford Erin. Some but not all of these parts are still available on this older model. Some of the parts can be rebuilt to repair those that are not available any longer.
Do you have a manual for the stove? Often troubleshooting symptoms is covered in these. There may be a technical manual that goes beyond the owner’s manual. All of our manuals are listed in the category under documents.
Have you emptied the hopper to see if there is a pile of sawdust on the bottom? The auger cannot feed sawdust only clean pellets. This is the simplest solution and most common problem. Were pellets left in the stove over the summer? That is not advised since they can swell with moisture and make the auger seize up. Have you taken the back off of the stove to watch the auger movement? The auger on that model only runs for a few seconds then stops. Watching the auger to see if the motor is moving it during operation is the place to start. Removing the motor to run it under full power to see if you can hold it from moving with a vice grip pliers will tell you if the gear box in the motor case is stripped out. Removing the auger and clearing out jammed pellets turned to sawdust might be the solution.
See if these ideas lead to a conclusion or further questions. The factory technical department at Whitfield is available if they can talk to someone who is willing to go thru procedures like this and if necessary we can put you in touch with them once the more simple solutions are exhausted.
I hope this helps you get a clearer picture of what you are dealing with and the possible solutions.
Let us know if we can help you further in any way.
HearthStone Shelburne Wood Stove Basics from WoodHeatStoves.com. A Great Stove that heats up to 1800 square foot homes with convenient features including an ash drawer.
With classic good looks in embossed cast iron, large heating capacity and midsize dimensions – the Shelburne is remarkably functional, beautiful and adaptable to a variety of spaces. Perfect for a midsize home, the Shelburne woodstove can warm large areas in your home when fully loaded. An oversized, self-cleaning window allows for easy loading and great fire viewing.
HearthStone Heritage Wood Stove Basics #2 from Dave at WoodHeatStoves.com. a great stove that qualifies for 2009 Wood Stove Tax Credit of 30% up to $1500!!
This model of the venerable Heritage woodstove offers additional features for added functionality, and aesthetics. This is the newest edition of the most popular Hearthstone stove model made over the last 25 years. Featuring optional top or rear flue exits, greater heat output with a larger fire box, new detailing that adds beauty and soapstone facing on the side loading door as well as an ash drawer with a sliding grate for easy cleaning and refueling. For a warm welcome, and taking the chill off your midsize home, the Heritage 8021 does it with style and efficiency. When fully loaded, the new Heritage 8021 will burn for up to 8 hours, providing up to 12 hours of sustained heat. The soapstone delivers the heat in an even consistent manner without the “hotspot” associated with metal stoves. The side door makes it easy to load this efficient stove to full capacity. In addition, as with all HearthStone woodstoves, the Heritage 8021 warms your home with minimal fire tending required. You have more time relax and enjoy the warmth, and unique comfort that a wood fire brings.
HearthStone Tribute Wood Stove Primer from Dave at WoodHeatStoves.com. Wood stoves that Qualify for 2009 Wood Stove Tax Credit of 30% up to $1500!!
Hearthstone paid Tribute to their most popular stove, the Heritage, by introducing a smaller stove designed to satisfy the consumer who loves the style but doesn’t need as much capacity. To heat a large room or smaller home, the Tribute does it with style and efficiency. When fully loaded, the Tribute will burn for up to 7 hours with a HeatLife rating of 9 hours. The Tribute has a 1.2 cubic foot firebox and is rated at 36,000 BTUs. The 1¼” thick soapstone panels deliver even consistent heat without a “hotspot”!
The Hearthstone Equinox is unique in its ability to heat a home up to 3500 square feet. The even, consistent warmth dispersed through the soapstone prevents the “hotspot” associated with a metal stove. The 4 cubic foot firebox provides for up to 12 hours of burn time with up to 16 hours of heat life released from the thick panels of soapstone. If you have a large home you wish to heat with wood or want long burn times, this is your stove!
Wood heat can be very economical, while also offering the benefits of a beautiful flame, relaxing warmth, romantic ambiance and independence from electrical dependency.
Regarding environmental concerns, strict EPA regulations have helped wood stoves become popular across the nation. EPA-certified stoves now burn 72-82% more cleanly than those of the past, making wood’s former reputation as a dirty fuel obsolete. Wood has a much higher BTU capacity than gas and wood is also a renewable resource. Trees are being replanted at an unprecedented rate, which also helps improve air quality, as trees use carbon dioxide to produce more oxygen.
You can count on wood being around as a reliable and clean source of fuel for years to come. You don’t have to be dependant on foreign fuel sources. And you will stay warm even if your power goes out.
HearthStone Craftsbury Wood Stove Basics from WoodHeatStoves.com
This petite but powerful Cast Iron Wood Stove is lined with soapstone extending the heat life of your fires. It is great for supplemental heat in any home or as the heat source for a small home. Save $$ on power and gas bills with wood heat!! Plus, with the 30% 2009 Wood Stove Tax Credit offered by the Feds, it is a Great Time to Reconsider Heating with Wood Heat!! Check out the Craftsbury, and other HearthStone stoves at WoodHeatStoves.com
Pellet stove service can be dangerous and complicated, use this information safely
1) TURN ON THERMOSTAT CIRCUIT AND MAKE SURE THAT THE CALL LIGHT IS ON
2) CHECK FOR POWER AT THE VACUUM SWITCH:
A. IF NO POWER FROM RED WIRE—–CHECK CONTROL BOX OR WIRE HARNESS
B. POWER ON RED BUT NO POWER ON ORANGE—–CHECK VACUUM SWITCH OR VENT SYSTEM
3) CHECK FOR POWER AT THE ORANGE WIRE ON THE #2 SNAP DISC:
A. IF NO POWER FROM ORANGE WIRE—-CHECK WIRE HARNESS OR RESET THE SNAP DISC
B. IF POWER IS PRESENT—–REPLACE FEED MOTOR OR CHECK CONNECTOR PIN OR CAPACITOR
2) TURN ON THE EXHAUST BLOWER SWITCH. (THIS WILL PULL THE VACUUM SWITCH IN)
3) TURN ON THE THERMOSTAT (THE THERMOSTAT INDICATOR LIGHT SHOULD COME ON)
4) TURN ON THE FEED MOTOR SWITCH:
IF THE FEED DOESN’T COME ON: BAD FEED MOTOR, VACUUM SWITCH, OR #2 SNAP DISC
IF THE FEED COMES ON: REPLACE CONTROL BOX
NOTE: THE NEW STYLE FEED MOTOR WILL NEED THE CAPACITOR JUMPER ADDED TO THE ADAPTER.