Quadrafire Mt Vernon - igniter burn out
I had a Quadrafire Mt. Vernon pellet stove insert installed about 4 years ago. Every year beyond the first, I have had to replace the igniter (Part SRV 7000-462) at least once. Last year it was four times between September and April. This is a major pain and is getting expensive ($40 each). Three questions:
How long are the ignitors supposed to last?
Is there a voltage range I should verify on the leads?
How long should the ignitor remain "on" during start up? I see mine red hot during the SS-Low and SS-Med phases.
Quadra-Fire Mount Vernon ignitir burn out
CutterJoe - where do you get ignitors for $40? I ordered one on line for $53 plus $15 shipping. My local dealer wanted $110!
Does anyone know anyone who can service my Mount Vernon AE in southern Rhode Island? Does not have to be Quadra-Fire dealer rep (the dealer reps in this area are not helpful).
Quadra Mt Vernon igniters
I have a Quadra Mt. Vernon installed in May 2009. The thermostat never worked properly & had to be replaced. Last year after less than 2 years the igniter failed, the installer returned & said that they were having so much problems with pellet stoves they will only install wood stoves now. I bought a replacement igniter because it took 3 weeks to get a replacement. Now less than a year later I have an ash pan full of unburned pellets again! Quadra don't appear to want callers because there is no phone # on the web site. I am very disappointed with Quadra & the dealer in PE Canada. I bought a spare igniter last year I will try to install it myself & save the $150 it cost to install last year.
I have just tried to switch off the stove via the thermostat but the stove is still operating? I understand there may be updates for this model? Serial # 007100105887, Manufacture Oct 2008.
Quadra Mt Vernon igniters
I am trying to install the igniter, but the diagram with the igniter seems to have it located at the front of the Firepot behind a a panel. but on my model it there is nothing at the front but seems to be behind the firepot? There are 2 Philips screws but also a nut, which are both difficult to access?
Quadrafire igniter replacement
I've replaced the igniter on my Quadrafire Mt. Vernon about six times in six years, so I certainly know how to do it. This year I have a new problem. The holder that was welded to the burn pot into which the igniter slides has broken the weld. Now the holder is sitting here in my hands. What do I do now? Replace the whole burn pot? I'm in northern California near Sacramento and have had zero luck over the years getting anyone to help me maintain and/or repair my Quadrafire. Terrible customer service from that company.
Originally Posted by darthvader