What is photo eye on pellet stove?

What is photo eye on pellet stove?

Many of the newer Whitfield pellet stoves use a photoeye in place of a low limit disc. Instead of sensing heat, this photoeye sensor “looks” through an amber filter lens to verify the presence of light from the flame in the burn grate.

Are Whitfield pellet stoves still made?

Whitfield is a discontinued brand of pellet stoves and fireplace inserts. Whitfield was a part of Lennox Hearth Products, now known as Innovative Hearth Products.

How do I clean my eye pictures?

Your photo eyes are just dirty: Now clean the lenses on your photo eyes with a soft cloth and mild cleaner. Lens cleaner made for glasses works well. Be careful not to scratch the lens. Once you have inspected and cleaned the photo eyes, repeat the test.

Why does my Whitfield pellet stove keep shutting off?

If the stove runs less than 5 minutes before shutting down, it may not have reached the minimum temperature for the low limit sensor to take control after the start up cycle. Try running the start-up cycle again and if it still shuts down the low limit sensor may be stuck open.

How do you calibrate a Whitfield pellet stove?

down door at the bottom of the control panel is a button labeled “Calibration.” Pressing the Calibration button enters the controller into “Calibration Mode,” where ad- justments of up to +/- 20% (increments of 5%) can be made to the fuel feed and the combustion blower.

What does a thermocouple do on a pellet stove?

The thermocouple signals the control box to call for more fuel when the fire reaches a specific temperature range. When the thermocouple senses the appropriate heat level in the firepot, it signals the control box to pause the pellet feed again.

Is Whitfield a good pellet stove?

The Whitfield Cascade® free-standing stove packs a lot of performance into an affordable, high-efficiency model. This impressive workhorse features a large fuel capacity and combustion to ensure clean, long burning times for uninterrupted warmth.

How do you clean a photocell sensor?

Clean the sensor. Use a soft cloth moistened with a cleaning solution such as window cleaner. Remove accumulation of dust and mildew, as well as any insects and spider webs from the fixture and bulb. Pay particular attention to cleaning the lens of the infrared sensor that switches the light on when motion is detected.

Why does my pellet stove shut off after 30 minutes?

My Stove Keeps Shutting Down You may have noticed the common causes for most pellet stove problems by now – a dirty unit, and poor air adjustment which won’t provide enough heat to trip the sensors. Also, your pellets might not being feeding into the auger correctly, due to a worn down or broken part.

Are Whitfield pellet stoves good?

How do I know if my pellet stove thermocouple is bad?

If you’ve checked all these things and the snap discs and vacuum switches are good, then usually it is most likely a bad thermocouple. Look for what Quadra-fire calls the amber colored light on the clear control box of newer pellet stoves. It is a yellowish color. This indicates a thermocouple error.