As of March 25th 2009
Climate Control Systems and Hearthtools Online parts sales is Clos
It has been a good 19 year run.
I want to thank all my good customers for your support
Rod is now Servicing Pellet and Gas stoves
Parts Sales We are Referring all online Stove parts sales to
Wood Heat Stoves and Solar
They have a large selection of Factory and aftermarket stove parts.
I trust this company they have been in the hearth business for over 25 years
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The information below is for information only
our store is closed
and we are no longer selling parts.


Maintenance Requirements

Provided by Climate Control Systems
Providing Replacement parts since 1990


Go here for some photos of a Un-Happy Pellet insert

Take care of your stove and it will take care of you.
Most of parts we sell locally and on the internet are to people that do not maintain their Pellet stoves. Motors will wear down if they are not Routinely cleaned.

The best tool to use for cleaning your stove is a Potato Brush that you can purchase at any supper market.

We recommend you do this every 7-10 bags of pellets.

Routine removal of ash is required to keep the stove in good working condition. The amount of ash build up in the stove is directly proportional to ash content of the fuel being used. Typically, Premium Grade pellets range in ash content from .25% - 1%. A 1% ash pellet will require removal of the ash four times as often as the best .25% ash pellet. Higher ash pellet show more tendencies to clinker.

Areas within the stove that require attention routinely are:

1. UltraGrate™ - Although the UltraGrate™ is designed to reduce the build up of clinkers, cleaning of the grate may be necessary when burning higher ash content pellets.

2. HEAT EXCHANGER TUBES – A rod located above the combustion chamber door is used for cleaning the tubes. Pull the rod in and out a few times. If the stove is in operation or just shut down, this rod will be HOT.

A build up of ash on the tubes will lower the heat transfer efficiency of the stove.

3. ASH PAN – The ash pan, located behind the lower trim piece, will have to be emptied whenever necessary. If allowed to pile, ash will restrict in-take air flow to the UltraGrate™ and cause poor burn characteristics.

4. ASH TRAP BAFFLES – Access to the ash trap baffles
We recommend you do this every 50 bags of pellets.

See photos photo of adavatage IIT baffle cleaning

(behind the two side firebricks) is obtained by removing the UltraGrate™ or (Burn pot on older stove) and then loosening the screws that hold the Brick Retention Plates in place and lifting the clips away from the stove. After the clips have been removed, remove the side bricks first, then the center brick from the stove.

Excessive ash build up in the baffle area will restrict exhaust passages and cause less combustion air to enter the firebox causing a “dirty burn”.

On OLDER Pre 2000 Advantage stoves the Baffle is closed in with only a rectangle hole at the top It will not be the open style like photo to right.

You will need to remove the Ash trap Baffle, Remove the two screws, One on top and one on bottom. pull out baffle and you will find more ash.

We recommend you do this every 75-100 bags of pellets. (or once a year)

The following should be inspected annually and monitored during routine maintenance:

1. DOOR GASKET – Close the door on a 1” strip of paper, there should be slight friction when pulled. Repeat this procedure around various sections of the firebox door. Repair or replace any poor seal areas as necessary

2. AIR WASH GAP – Check the air wash gap located at the top of each section of glass. Carpet fibers and/or dust will block proper air flow and cause “streaks” of ash deposit on the inside of the glass. This area should be open approximately .075 -.090 inches.

3. EXHAUST PIPE – Fly ash will collect in horizontal pipe sections reducing exhaust air flow. The cleanout tee is designed to allow removal without completely disassembling the vent pipe and should be used on all vertical vent systems.  Because most caps for pellet stove do not have a screen we find Small birds and or bats in the flue often. Our record for one stove is 17 birds. So it is a good idea to clean the pipe, cap and check the combustion blower Just before every season start no mater how many tons you burn in one year. If you burn more than 2 tons a year clean the pipe or T clean out every 2 tons.

RULE OF THUMB: When going horizontal to vertical with vent pipe, a Cleanout Tee is highly recommended.

4. MOTOR HOUSINGS – The blower motors (Combustion and Room Air), have breather ports on their motors. This allows cooling air to be drawn to the motor. Dust collects easily at these points. Remove any build up found here.
In Most cased our service Techs remove BOTH blowers and clean with brush and/or air compressor to remove all house dust and fly ash from the blower wheel and motors.

Wire diagrams (large 3mg file has hand written notes)
Includes Pressure reading and auger times for most Whitfield stoves.


vacuum set up we use Standard Metal shop vac with Paper pleated filter and a Dacron Primary filter to stop the ash from Plugging up the paper filter.