How To Test and Replace a Stove Igniter, Pellet Stove Ignition Troubleshooting

How To Test and Replace a Stove Igniter, Pellet Stove Ignition Troubleshooting

Welcome Back to Pellet Tech 101!

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.

Igniter ohms

MAKES/MODELSIGNITER TYPEPART NUMBEROPTIMAL OHM RANGE
Avalon, Austroflamm, Breckwell, Jamestown, Lopi, USSC250 Watt, 4″ Strait Igniter, AftermarketAMP-CI455.0 – 60.0
Avalon, Austroflamm, Breckwell, Jamestown, Lopi, USSC250 Watt, 4″ Strait Igniter, ImportPH-CI454.5 – 63.0
Drolet, Enerzone, Osburn, Flame300 Watt Threaded Igniter, Aftermarket44030 | PH-DROLET46.5-51.0
Englander/Summers Heat/Timber RidgeCartridge Igniter, 4-3/4″, USA AftermarketPU-CHA | AMP-CIENG47.0-50.0
Englander/Summers Heat/Timber RidgeCartridge Igniter, 4-3/4″, Import AftermarketPH-CIENG44.5 – 52.0
Englander/Summers Heat/Timber Ridge6″ Igniter Element W/Collar, AftermarketPU-CH6 | PH-CH622.0 – 31.0
Englander/Summers Heat/Timber RidgeSmart Stove Igniter W/BracketAC-CHSS | PH-CHSS48.5-52.5
Enviro & VistaFlame400 Watt Igniter, OEM50-61932.5 – 39.0
Enviro & VistaFlame400 Watt Igniter, AftermarketPH-ENV40032.5 – 41.0
Enviro, Hudson River, Regency, VistaFlame300 Watt Igniter, OEM50-106730.0 – 38.0
Enviro, Hudson River, Regency, VistaFlame300 Watt Igniter, OEMPH-ENV30040.5 – 49.5
GMG Choice Grills (110V AC Models)200 Watt Igniter, OEMGMGP29 | P-107982.0 – 89.0
GMG Prime Grills (12v DC) & Davy Crockett100 Watt DC Igniter, OEMP12V-1028 | P-1228 | P-10211.8 – 2.2
Harman & HeatilatorFinned Igniter OEM3-20-677200 | AMP-HIFIN45.0 – 53.0
Harman & HeatilatorFinned Igniter Aftermarket PH-HIFIN45.0 – 52.0
Harman & HeatilatorPressure Igniter OEM1-00-10450 | AMP-HPI29.0 – 35.0
Harman & HeatilatorPressure Igniter AftermarketPH-HPITBD
HarmanEURO Finned Igniter, 336 Watt, 240V3-20-04876 | PH-04876TBD
KoziSide Entry Igniter, OEMEC2-CAIRK-12043.0 – 52.0
KoziSide Entry Igniter, AftermarketPH-CAIRK-12050.0-52.5
KoziBack Entry Igniter, OEMEC2-HA-12050.0-52.5
Lennox & Iron Strike Winslow PS40 & PI40Cartridge Igniter, OEMH6005 | AMP-CITUBE33.0-40.0
Lennox & Iron Strike Winslow PS40 & PI41Cartridge Igniter, AftermarketPH-CITUBE34.5-43.5
Lennox & WhitfieldThreaded Igniter, USA AftermarketH8127 | AMP-WICART33.0 – 39.5
Lennox & WhitfieldThreaded Igniter, Import AftermarketPH-WICART35.5-39.0
Napoleon275 Watt Igniter W/Housing, AftermarketW010-1949 | PH-194948.5 – 57.0
Pacific Energy400 Watt Flanged Igniter, Aftermarket80001817 | PH-ENV40032.5 – 41.0
PelPro & Pleasant Hearth300 Watt Igniter Kit W/Flange, AftermarketSRV7000-660 | AMP-660PP38.0 – 47.0
PelPro & Pleasant Hearth300 Watt Igniter Kit W/Flange, ImportPH-660P42.5 – 51.0
PelPro & Glowboy Igniter300 Watt, 5-1/16″ Strait Igniter, AftermarketKS-5030-1061 |PH-5030-106138.0 – 47.0
Quadra-Fire & HeatilatorLoop Igniter, 300 Watt OEM812-3811 | SRV7000-64743.5 – 53.5
Quadra-Fire & HeatilatorLoop Igniter, 300 Watt AftermarketPH-QILOOP-P42.5-52.5
Quadra-Fire & HeatilatorLoop Igniter, 380 Watt OEMSRV7000-46235.5 – 43.5
Quadra-Fire & HeatilatorLoop Igniter, 380 Watt AftermarketPH-QILOOP-MF35.0-43.5
Reliant3″ Igniter Element, 137 Watt OEM/AftermarketRP2000 | PH-RP200099.0 – 109.0
Ravelli & EcoTeck6″ Igniter Element, Aftermarket55213 | PH-R21340.5 – 49.0
St. Croix (2004+)4-3/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, OEM80P52727-R | AMP-SCICART54.0 – 63.0
St. Croix (2004+)4-3/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, AftermarketPH-SCICART56.5-63.0
St. Croix (2003 & Earlier)4-1/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, OEM80P52677-R | AMP-SCSCART54.0 – 63.0
St. Croix (2003 & Earlier)4-1/4″ Length W/Welded Hub, AftermarketPH-SCSCART54.0-63.0
ThelinShort Threaded Igniter, 2-3/4″00-0035-0133 | AMP-013373.0-81.5
ThelinThreaded Igniter 3-1/2″, Aftermarket00-0035-0125 | AMP-012554.5 – 60.5
ThelinLong Flex Igniter, 6-3/8″, Aftermarket00-0035-0137 | AMP-013756.0 – 62.0
Thelin GnomeShort Flex Igniter, 5-1/4″, Aftermarket00-0035-0137 | AMP-013758.0 – 64.0
Traeger Grill200 Watt Igniter, Grills Only BAC199 | PH-TRG00663.5 – 72.0
USSC300 Watt, 5-1/4″ Strait Igniter, OEM8060446.0-52.0
USSC300 Watt, 5-1/4″ Strait Igniter, AftermarketPH-8060446.0-52.0

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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  • Laura says:

    I have a question, my ignitor is faulty and I’m trying to replace it. I’ve done so in the past with no problems, however this time the ignitor won’t come out of the shaft? Do you have any insight to this problem if have you heard this before? Thanks in advance for any info!
    Laura from Canada!

    • pellethead_admin says:

      Hi Laura, happy to help. What make and model stove do you have? Happy to see what tips and tricks we may have for you. Generally speaking if an igniter is mounted inside a tube/housing and won’t come out, it can indicate that the igniter warped inside the tubing. Sometimes that tubing can be heated up safely to expand the metal to allow the igniter element to release. Just let us know your make and model and we’ll be happy to offer our advise on that. Very appreciated.

  • Eryn says:

    Any advice for Sierra pellet stove ignition replacement?

    • Pellet Head says:

      Thanks for contacting us Eryn. Do you know the manufacturer of the stove? Not familiar with the Sierra model. Let us know, happy to assist. Thanks!

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