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

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.

Igniter ohms

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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  • 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!

  • Gregory says:

    Hello ,
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    i want to replace my igniter on my insert pellet stove Piazetta IP 68/49. do you know where he is located ? i can’t locate him. many thanks

  • Jerry says:

    Was hoping you know the Omh’s range for a Whitefield igniter part #H8127 and/or PP3500

    • Pellet Head says:

      Thanks for contacting us. Yes, on the OEM H8127 igniter the optimal ohm range should be 33.0-39.5. Aftermarket elements may have a slightly different Ohm range. Let us know if you have any further questions.

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