Tips for Spring Cleaning your pellet stove

There are a few things you should think about doing prior to the next burn season.

Late spring is an ideal time to schedule your annual deep cleaning. The company that provides you with this service will most likely send you a reminder with some sort of “Spring Discount”. Try and set up your appointment so the work is performed when you are done using the stove for the season, that way the stove should be in perfect condition at the beginning of the next burn season. If you wait until August or September to call and schedule your cleaning you may have to wait 6 weeks to have the work actually done.

The typical deep cleaning takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours, includes cleaning the glass and disassembling the air-wash at the beginning and touching up the stove paint upon completion. All areas where fly-ash can accumulate must be accessed, visually inspected, and cleaned- from the burnpot to the venting terminus. The convection system likewise must be cleaned from the fan forward.

If this is the first time you are having your stove professionally cleaned you should do a bit of research. Don’t assume that the retail store that sold you the stove has a qualified and experienced employee to service your stove. Do you really want to have some employee making close to minimum wage with perhaps one or two seasons experience (if that) working on your stove? Also, don’t assume your local chimney sweep has the necessary experience either. If you have friends or family members who own pelletstoves ask them who they use and recommend. Make a few calls and ask what the company actually does to the stove, are they an owner operated business, how long have they worked on pelletstoves, and do they work exclusively on pelletstoves? Of course they should be licensed, bonded and insured. You should be able to also check them out online through their licensing board.

Other than the actual cleaning itself you want to make sure that if your service person forgets to unplug your stove after the annual cleaning you unplug it yourself.

Also, late spring and early summer is the best time to look for you next seasons fuel supply. You usually can save a few buck this time of year. Just remember to store you pellets in a dry covered location and keep them out of direct sunlight as the bags can “sweat”.

Here is a closer look at a pellet stove, notice the uneven coloration of the glass.

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With the door now open you can see how the glass is clean in specific areas- thats where the gasket has been allowing air to leak in. (gasket is to small for this stove, the owner installed it himself.)

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Here’s a look at the inside of the stove.

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On each side of this stove are access holes, the cover was loosened, rotated and tightened to get into this ash trap. The vacuum pressure switch and hose are visible and in front of the exhaust fan motor and housing.

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The decorative rear firewall plate has been removed for cleaning and paint. The stove door has also been removed for cleaning and gasket replacement.

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The left side wall has been removed in this picture. Both the left and right walls need to be removed to do the cleaning properly as ash collected in this area cannot be adequately removed through the access holes alone.

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Light now shines through the access holes.

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Exhaust fan removed from housing.

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Exhaust fan housing.

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That’s a lot of ash and creosote built up behind the exhaust fan blades that were removed from the fan for cleaning.

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The exhaust fan is ready to be put together.

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OK lets fast forward a bit. The convection fan was blown out along with the convection tubes. The motor was oiled. The pellet vent was swept out and inspected. The back firewall was painted charcoal and the decorative firewall plate was painted brown. The cleaned burn pot was also painted charcoal. the stove body was touched-up, and here’s what the stove looked like when it was done.

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Whitfield Advantage II-T Classic Freestanding & Insert interactive pellet stove parts list

Click here to find parts for your Whitfield Advantage II-T Classic Freestanding & Insert pellet stove interactive parts list. Find whatever part you are looking for and click on the part number to be guided to that part, if available. In many cases we have after market alternatives that are higher quality and lower cost and all will come up as you click that part number. This parts list is more accurate than the lists in manuals since the company has changed hands many times since the stove was built.

You can positively identify it by looking up the serial number on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Whitfield Profile 30 interactive freestanding pellet stove parts list

We now have an interactive parts list for the Whitfield Profile 30 pellet stove that shows every part including higher quality after market alternatives that are less expensive than the factory replacements. You can positively identify your stove by looking it up on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Click here to find parts for your Profile 30 freestanding pellet stove on this new interactive parts list. 

TP40 Traditions by Earth Stove pellet stove replacement parts list

Click here to find parts for your TP40 Traditions by Earth Stove Freestanding pellet stove on this new interactive parts list. This cast iron stove was built with the Natural Fire pellet burning system by the Earth Stove company. Find whatever part you are looking for and click on the part number to be guided to that part, if available. In many cases we have after market alternatives that are higher quality and lower cost and all will come up as you click that part number. This parts list is more accurate than the lists in manuals since the company has changed hands many times since the stove was built.

You can positively identify it by looking up the serial number on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Whitfield Quest Plus Freestanding pellet stove parts list

Click here to find parts for your Whitfield Quest Plus Freestanding pellet stove on this new interactive parts list. Find whatever part you are looking for and click on the part number to be guided to that part, if available. In many cases we have after market alternatives that are higher quality and lower cost and all will come up as you click that part number. This parts list is more accurate than the lists in manuals since the company has changed hands many times since the stove was built.

You can positively identify it by looking up the serial number on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Whitfield Advantage II interactive pellet stove parts list with clickable links to all parts

Click here to find parts for your Whitfield Advantage II pellet stove on this new interactive parts list.

This model is also called the WP2 series and you can positively identify it by looking up the serial number on the master parts list and by comparing to the manuals available on our web site.

Whitfield Advantage II-T & III interactive pellet stove parts list with clickable links to all parts

Use this new Interactive Whitfield Pellet stove parts list to find all of the parts for your Advantage II-T or III freestanding or insert pellet stoves.
Find our master parts list for all Whitfield, Earth Stove, Traditions and Brass Flame models by clicking here.

Click here to find your Advantage II-T & III parts list

Earth Stove HP40 Pellet Stove Parts – WoodHeatStoves.com

Easily find pellet stove parts for your Earth Stove HP40 pellet stove! Have you confirmed the identity of your stove by a label under the lid of the hopper? If so, download the HP40 interactive parts list HERE.You can positively identify your stove by looking at the stove manuals available on our web site.

Earth Stove HP40 Pellet Parts

Click any link to parts within the pellet stove parts list to visit the product page at www.WoodHeatStoves.com for price and ordering options.

HP40 stove parts

HP40 stove parts

Looking for technical help? Try the Owner’s and or Technical Manual, both available for download or hard copy. Have questions? Send them with your stove MAKE, MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER to info@woodheatstoves.com, we are happy to help!

Pellet Stove Parts for Whitfield Advantage models

Looking for parts to get your Whitfield pellet stove in tip top shape for the season? We have made it easier. There are many different stove models is the Advantage series so look under the lid of the hopper for your label. Check to confirm MAKE, MODEL and SERIAL NUMBER, the serial number typically follows the letters WH-.
Once you have identified your stove, download a parts list for all Whitfield pellet stove parts and go to the page that matches your stove.

We have tried to make it as easy as possible! You’ll find all the part numbers listed as live links, simply click your part number and you will go right to the product page on our site for pricing and ordering options.
Avoid ordering incorrectly by following this process each time you need pellet stove parts. If you can’t identify your stove, send us a picture of the LABEL and the stove itself to info@woodheatstoves.com, we’re happy to help.

Find all of your WHITFIELD pellet stove parts on parts list with CLICKABLE LINKS!

Find all of your WHITFIELD pellet stove parts on parts lists with CLICKABLE LINKS!

Use this parts list for locating any WHITFIELD, EARTH STOVE, TRADITIONS & BRASS FLAME pellet stove parts. Save this document or at least the pages for your stove model, for future reference.

http://woodheatstoves.com/free/Lennox%20pellet%20parts.pdf

You will find all of the Whitfield pellet stove parts and other brand names now owned by Lennox on this or the newer parts list located here.  http://woodheatstoves.com/free/Lennox-Whitfield-EarthStove-Country-Pellet-WHS.pdf