Maintaining Your Appliance 35
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Monthly Maintenance (while appliance is in use)
Make sure the appliance has fully cooled prior to conducting service.
Door and Glass Inspection
The door must form an air-tight seal to the firebox for the stove to work correctly. Inspect the door gasket
to make sure it forms an air-tight seal to the firebox.
The door can be lifted off the hinges if extensive repairs are conducted.
The door latch should pull the door against the face of the stove (but not so tight as to not allow full
handle rotation). If the latch requires adjustment, follow the directions below.
Creosote - Formation and Need for Removal
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapors, which combine with expelled
moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool chimney flue of a slow-
burning fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited, this creosote
makes an extremely hot fire. The chimney and chimney connector should be inspected at least once
every two months during the heating season to determine if a creosote buildup has occurred. If creosote
has accumulated, it should be removed to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
If you are not certain of creosote inspection, contact your dealer or local chimney sweep for a full
inspection. Excess creosote buildup may cause a chimney fire, that may result in property damage,
injury, or death.
Severely frayed or thread-bare
gasket should be replaced.
Use wood stove gasket
cement to re-adhere
If the glass is damaged, replace
it - see “Replacement Parts” for
may be used on the door
hinges to eliminate squeaks.
Use a 9/16"
socket wrench to
remove this nut.
Side View of Door Handle
To tighten, remove
a washer from the
inside of the door
frame. To loosen,
place an additional
washers on the
inside of the door
frame or loosen
the nut 1/2 turn.