34 Maintaining Your Appliance
Travis Industries 100-01140 4150522
Yearly Maintenance
Make sure the appliance has fully cooled prior to conducting service.
Touch Up Paint
Included with the owner's pack of this appliance is a can of Stove-Brite®
paint. To touch up nicks or dulled paint, apply the paint while the
appliance is cool. Sand rusted or damaged areas before preparation (use
120 grit sandpaper). Clean and dry the area to prepare the surface. Wait
at least one hour before starting the appliance. The touched up area will
appear darker than the surrounding paint until it cures from heat. Curing
will give off some fumes while curing – open windows to ventilate.
Cleaning the Air Duct and Blower (if applicable)
Use a vacuum to clean the air ducts (channels). This prevents dust from burning and creating odors.
The optional blower should be vacuumed every year to remove any buildup of dust, lint, etc.
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any
buildup on the screens of the blower.
Firebrick and Baffle Inspection
Use the illustration on page 36 as a reference for checking the following items. Make sure the
appliance is cool before proceeding.
Baffle Firebricks - check the bricks along the ceiling of the firebox to make sure they are intact and
have no gaps between them. Slide the bricks to eliminate any gaps.
Baffle Supports - make sure the front and back baffle supports in are place and not degraded. Slight
scaling or rusting of the metal is normal.
Secondary Air Tubes - Check the two air tubes and collars to make sure they are intact and not
severely deteriorated. Slight scaling or rusting of the metal is normal. Make sure the roll pins (or
push pins) hold the air tubes in place.
Floor and Wall Firebricks - replace any severely damaged firebrick along the side or floor of the
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