How To Test and Replace a Stove Igniter, Pellet Stove Ignition Troubleshooting
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Our igniter video above will cover how to test an igniter element and common things that can be looked at if you are experiencing ignition issues with your stove. When trying to determine if an igniter element has failed there are a couple of simple steps to try before replacing the igniter. First, a simple visual inspection of the igniter element and the wiring going from
the igniter to the control board. Look for any broken or burned wires and make sure that every connection is tight. You will find many variances in igniter design, electrical specifications, and physical dimensions based on your stove, fireplace insert, furnace or boiler. You can generally find detailed information for the igniter in your owners manual or engraved on the igniter itself. We have a running list below for ohm readings on our most common igniters and aftermarket replacements. Please feel free to leave us a comment or contact us for further assistance.
Needing to Replace Your Igniter?
Our first video here will cover igniter replacement for the Harman finned igniter element. This is the most common igniter element used in Harman pellet and coal stoves. Harman will use a pressure igniter in select models; we do have ohm readings for that style element below. If you have a pressure ignition system, be sure to check your air pump when troubleshooting ignition issues.
Our second video here is replacement of a rear mount igniter element. This replacement was on a Winslow PS40, however many makes and models will have a similar rear ignition mount. Please be sure to always have the stove unplugged from the wall when testing or replacing the igniter element or when working on any of the electrical componentry.
|MAKES/MODELS||IGNITER TYPE||PART NUMBER||OPTIMAL OHM RANGE|
|Avalon, Austroflamm, Breckwell, Jamestown, Lopi, USSC||250 Watt, 4″ Strait Igniter, Aftermarket||AMP-CI4||55.0 – 60.0|
|Avalon, Austroflamm, Breckwell, Jamestown, Lopi, USSC||250 Watt, 4″ Strait Igniter, Import||PH-CI4||54.5 – 63.0|
|Drolet, Enerzone, Osburn, Flame||300 Watt Threaded Igniter, Aftermarket||44030 | PH-DROLET||46.5-51.0|
|Englander/Summers Heat/Timber Ridge||Cartridge Igniter, 4-3/4″, USA Aftermarket||PU-CHA | AMP-CIENG||47.0-50.0|
|Englander/Summers Heat/Timber Ridge||Cartridge Igniter, 4-3/4″, Import Aftermarket||PH-CIENG||44.5 – 52.0|
|Englander/Summers Heat/Timber Ridge||6″ Igniter Element W/Collar, Aftermarket||PU-CH6 | PH-CH6||22.0 – 31.0|
|Englander/Summers Heat/Timber Ridge||Smart Stove Igniter W/Bracket||AC-CHSS | PH-CHSS||48.5-52.5|
|Enviro & VistaFlame||400 Watt Igniter, OEM||50-619||32.5 – 39.0|
|Enviro & VistaFlame||400 Watt Igniter, Aftermarket||PH-ENV400||32.5 – 41.0|
|Enviro, Hudson River, Regency, VistaFlame||300 Watt Igniter, OEM||50-1067||30.0 – 38.0|
|Enviro, Hudson River, Regency, VistaFlame||300 Watt Igniter, OEM||PH-ENV300||40.5 – 49.5|
|GMG Choice Grills (110V AC Models)||200 Watt Igniter, OEM||GMGP29 | P-1079||82.0 – 89.0|
|GMG Prime Grills (12v DC) & Davy Crockett||100 Watt DC Igniter, OEM||P12V-1028 | P-1228 | P-1021||1.8 – 2.2|
|Harman & Heatilator||Finned Igniter OEM||3-20-677200 | AMP-HIFIN||45.0 – 53.0|
|Harman & Heatilator||Finned Igniter Aftermarket||PH-HIFIN||45.0 – 52.0|
|Harman & Heatilator||Pressure Igniter OEM||1-00-10450 | AMP-HPI||29.0 – 35.0|
|Harman & Heatilator||Pressure Igniter Aftermarket||PH-HPI||TBD|
|Harman||EURO Finned Igniter, 336 Watt, 240V||3-20-04876 | PH-04876||TBD|
|Kozi||Side Entry Igniter, OEM||EC2-CAIRK-120||43.0 – 52.0|
|Kozi||Side Entry Igniter, Aftermarket||PH-CAIRK-120||50.0-52.5|
|Kozi||Back Entry Igniter, OEM||EC2-HA-120||50.0-52.5|
|Lennox & Iron Strike Winslow PS40 & PI40||Cartridge Igniter, OEM||H6005 | AMP-CITUBE||33.0-40.0|
|Lennox & Iron Strike Winslow PS40 & PI41||Cartridge Igniter, Aftermarket||PH-CITUBE||34.5-43.5|
|Lennox & Whitfield||Threaded Igniter, USA Aftermarket||H8127 | AMP-WICART||33.0 – 39.5|
|Lennox & Whitfield||Threaded Igniter, Import Aftermarket||PH-WICART||35.5-39.0|
|Napoleon||275 Watt Igniter W/Housing, Aftermarket||W010-1949 | PH-1949||48.5 – 57.0|
|Pacific Energy||400 Watt Flanged Igniter, Aftermarket||80001817 | PH-ENV400||32.5 – 41.0|
|PelPro & Pleasant Hearth||300 Watt Igniter Kit W/Flange, Aftermarket||SRV7000-660 | AMP-660PP||38.0 – 47.0|
|PelPro & Pleasant Hearth||300 Watt Igniter Kit W/Flange, Import||PH-660P||42.5 – 51.0|
|PelPro & Glowboy Igniter||300 Watt, 5-1/16″ Strait Igniter, Aftermarket||KS-5030-1061 |PH-5030-1061||38.0 – 47.0|
|Quadra-Fire & Heatilator||Loop Igniter, 300 Watt OEM||812-3811 | SRV7000-647||43.5 – 53.5|
|Quadra-Fire & Heatilator||Loop Igniter, 300 Watt Aftermarket||PH-QILOOP-P||42.5-52.5|
|Quadra-Fire & Heatilator||Loop Igniter, 380 Watt OEM||SRV7000-462||35.5 – 43.5|
|Quadra-Fire & Heatilator||Loop Igniter, 380 Watt Aftermarket||PH-QILOOP-MF||35.0-43.5|
|Reliant||3″ Igniter Element, 137 Watt OEM/Aftermarket||RP2000 | PH-RP2000||99.0 – 109.0|
|Ravelli & EcoTeck||6″ Igniter Element, Aftermarket||55213 | PH-R213||40.5 – 49.0|
|St. Croix (2004+)||4-3/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, OEM||80P52727-R | AMP-SCICART||54.0 – 63.0|
|St. Croix (2004+)||4-3/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, Aftermarket||PH-SCICART||56.5-63.0|
|St. Croix (2003 & Earlier)||4-1/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, OEM||80P52677-R | AMP-SCSCART||54.0 – 63.0|
|St. Croix (2003 & Earlier)||4-1/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, Aftermarket||PH-SCSCART||54.0-63.0|
|Thelin||Short Threaded Igniter, 2-3/4″||00-0035-0133 | AMP-0133||73.0-81.5|
|Thelin||Threaded Igniter 3-1/2″, Aftermarket||00-0035-0125 | AMP-0125||54.5 – 60.5|
|Thelin||Long Flex Igniter, 6-3/8″, Aftermarket||00-0035-0137 | AMP-0137||56.0 – 62.0|
|Thelin Gnome||Short Flex Igniter, 5-1/4″, Aftermarket||00-0035-0137 | AMP-0137||58.0 – 64.0|
|Traeger Grill||200 Watt Igniter, Grills Only||BAC199 | PH-TRG006||63.5 – 72.0|
|USSC||300 Watt, 5-1/4″ Strait Igniter, OEM||80604||46.0-52.0|
|USSC||300 Watt, 5-1/4″ Strait Igniter, Aftermarket||PH-80604||46.0-52.0|
We are always adding to our list here; If you don’t see your igniter on the list, you can leave us a comment on the blog and we’ll do our best to assist. In many cases the manufacturer will have this information as well.
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Just wondering if you might know why my Whitfield Advantage plus igniter continues to operate after pellet ignition. This is a new problem since last winter. I noticed last heating season that the stove was still warm the next day after being turn off. Investigated and determined the igniter was still on. Corrected issue with an on/off switch installed on one leg of the igniter circuit but as yet (looking at wiring diagram) have not been able to figure out what component(s) originally shut the igniter down after the pellets fired. I have owned the stove (new) since 1999.
Thanks for contacting us Stephen. In the Advantage Plus model there should be an Igniter Timer Block. This will be the component that controls the ignition cycle and shuts down the igniter after ignition cycle. Here is the timer block for reference, any other questions please let us know. https://pellethead.com/product/whitfield-wp2-wp4-wp7-quest-advantage-fast-fire-timer-block-oem/